And suddenly, there they were, draped in wonderfully coordinated pastel colours, and ready to piece together scattered and random memory-images to a beautifully elaborate puzzle-work of artistry.
Swedish Water Boogie System have, since their birth in the fall of 2011, made the deliberate choice to enhance and cherish every quirky musical impulse.
Imagine staying up late one night, fine-tuning your radio to the different frequencies: Noise, absurd philosophical wonderings in and about the big dipper, noise, jerky, broken phrases of free-form improv, grandiose space epics, noise, and all of a sudden, the delicate harmonies of a soft-singing choir. In other words, a wildly unpredictable combination of music and stories.
When WBS was named Jazz Debutant of the year in 2012, by the Swedish national radio, the somewhat grave and sombre Swedish jazz scene gained a rare commodity. Their music ingeniously incorporates scenes of space travel, penguins, ninjas and the heroes of every-day life with jarring whit an earnest sense of humour. You are unrestrainedly thrown between disarming hilarity, and teary-eyed awe; its not often you hear lyrics so perceptive and piercing, so accurately on the mark.
Water Boogie System started to play together in the fall of 2011 and have played at Umeå Jazz festival (SWE) and Dølajazz (NO) among other venues.
In April 2014 they released their debut album “Greetings” on Sodamusic (SWE) and Megasound (ITA).
In January 2015 the same album was one of four nominees for the "jazz album of the year" by the Swedish Independent Music Awards.
“When the music is so original such as Water Boogie System and escapes all characterizes, you are forced to use your ears instead of your head. Which is very refreshing.”
- Anders Pihl, Lira (Swedish music magazine)
Water Boogie System:
Karin Verbaan – Voice, synth
William Soovik – Drums
Jonathan Albrektson – Keys
Viktor Reuter – Double bass