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Canning Oak – EP

ep_01This is our first EP, and the first four songs ever recorded, which means it’s very dear to us. The cover song on this album is ”Another Day’’ by the headstrong Englishman Roy Harper and you’ll find it on his fourth album from 1970, ’’Flat Baroque and Berserk’’. The song has a special meaning to us and has been our favorite for a long time.

Withdrawn records 2005 – 4 track cd

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Seagulls – EP

ep_02This, our second EP, has a lighter Pop Music touch to it than its predecessor. The songs are more arranged and there are also some cautious rhythms here and there. The last song on the other hand, “The Great Valerio”, is more simply arranged and the slight melancholic atmosphere moves us back to the stillness of “Canning Oak”. ”The Great Valerio” is the cover song on this EP. The original was written by one of our musical heroes, Richard Thompson, and was initially released on Richard and Linda Thompson’s first album together, ’’I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight’’.

Withdrawn records 2005 – 4 track cd

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Man o’ Sand to Girl o’ Sea – EP

ep_03On our third EP it feels like we’ve managed to define more clearly what Us & Them really stands for. A mixture of pure folk music in “Count the Days”, the intima Americana in “What Am I Doing Here?”, acid folk with dark passages in “Oblivion” and, finally, the clean pop sound of ’’Another View of Us’’. On the other hand this doesn’t mean we won’t sound different the next time around.The cover song we’ve chosen this time is ’’What Am I Doing Here?’’ by Chuck and Mary Perrin. It was first released as a bonus track on the re-release of Chuck and Mary Perrins’ second album ’’Life’s a Stream’’.

Withdrawn records 2005 – 4 track cd

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Based on a true story  – Album

Based onIt feels like chapter one in the history of Us & Them is finished with this our first album. It contains six songs from our previous eps and four new ones. Three of the new songs show a brighter side to us, more pop than anything else we’ve made so far.

 

Withdrawn records 2007 – Album

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Julia Dream of all the pretty Little horses  – EP

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 This was our first record on the rather new label Fruits de Mer (it was their eight release). It contains of three interpretations of songs written by other artists: It was Tudor lodge’s Home to stay, Jackson C Franks Dialogue and an integration between Pink Floyds ”Julia dream and the old lullaby ”All the pretty little horses” which the tune in ”Julia dream” is loosely based on. This record was the first one we didn’t release by ourselves so that record have a special place in our hearts. record have a special place in our hearts.

 Fruits de Mer records 2009 – Vinyl Ep

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Summerisle – EP

wickerman coverOur next record on Fruit de Mer was an EP with four songs from the 1973 horror movie The Wicker man. A movie both Britt and I adore, both the film and the soundtrack. We did that record in collaboration with Tony Swettenham, a Mellotron wizard from England who had released records with his alter ego The Frobisher neck on Fruits de mer. He added the most beautiful and otherworldly sound of mellotron and hammered dulcimer. Very sensitive’ and it fitted so perfect into the music.  The first 500 copies sold out in 4 days and the 200 more which was pressed is also sold out fast.

Fruits de Mer records 2011 – Vinyl Ep

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Walk light – EP

Us and Them EP - FrontOn our release on Withdrawn records we did mainly our own songs but the two Ep’s on Fruits de Mer was cover versions. So it felt like a natural move that our next release should be a record with our own material. The 4-track Ep was released on the Ritual Echo label and our ambition was to show a rather broad picture of what Us and Them is. So there is the light and pop oriented Weston-Super-mare, the dark and electronic Oblivion and two typical Us and Them songs, the title track Walk light and A Love will find it’s way to us, a song that still is represented in our live performances.

Ritual echo records 2012 – Vinyl Ep

This record is sold out from the record company but we got a few copies. Visit the ‘’for sale’’ page for more info.

By the time it gets dark  – EP

Front - The artworkI think that it was Fruits de Mer that suggested that we should do a cover of a Sandy Denny song. Both Britt and I love Sandy but thought it was difficult to touch anything that Sandy had sang so intense and touching as only she could. So we wasn’t convinced it was a good idea. When we got used to the idea we thought we should give it a try. By the time it gets dark only exists in a demo version so we thought we could ‘’finalize’’ a song that didn’t made it on any of Sandys records.

We are also very fond of love double album HMS Donovan which got a sort of magical fairytale sense. So the next songs became a version of Jabberwocky from that album. A song which Donovan had written music to the Lewis Carrol poem.

Even if we on this stage had released our self penned songs on other labels we thought that it could be nice to have one of our own songs on a Fruits de Mer record. It could show another side of Us and Them, maybe a bit more complex and electronic. The choice fell on the six and half minutes long Do I know you?

Fruits de Mer records 2014 – Vinyl Ep

This record is sold out from the record company but we got a few copies. Visit the ‘’for sale’’ page for more info.

 

Me and my mission – Single

001We thought it could be fun to have a single from the Summer green album so we released a very limited one on our own label Withdrawn records. It only exist in 25 copies with 5 different sleeves with a common theme.

 

Withdrawn records 2015 – 3 track cd

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Summer green and autumn Brown – Album

Us and Them - Summer greenAfter four EP’s the next step was logical, an album. It was with great enthusiasm we started the work to put together an album. Our ambition was that listen to the record should be like going on a journey. The record starts and ends with an intro and an outro, which basically is the same song, which indicate that we are back we’re we started.  Between these songs we had the ambition to show different moods and feelings. So there are light songs, a waltz, long ambitious songs and shorther novell-like songs.

Mega dodo 2015 – Vinyl album and cd

You could buy this record from here: https://megadodo.bigcartel.com/

Winterwinds – single

WinterwindsFruits de Mer released a so-called Lathe cut (a sort of handmade vinylrecord) of two songs from Fading within the dwindling sun. It is a sort of picture disc with a real leaf within the record.

 

Fruits de Mer records 2016 – Picture disc

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Fading within the dwindling sun – 10 inch vinyl

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During early 2016 we were in contact with Fruits de Mer and the question about doing something more ambitious around Sandys songs came up. An album was to much and an EP to small (and we done a couple of EP already. The idea with a 10-inch record came up. It looks nice, is rather uncommon so Fading within the dwindling sun became Fruit de Mer’s first 10 inch record.

It became a rather varied record. To short and rather typical Us and Them version of Winterwinds and Take away the load, an experimental version of Next time around, the classic Farewell, Farewell with drums and Tony Swettenham on mellotron and the records centerpiece  The Banks of the Nile. The songs is a tradional song which is a sort of conversation between a man, who was drafted to the war, and his wife. So we did it as a duet and asked our guests from the Wickerman Ep to join us again. Ludvig Josephson did the male part in the duet and Tony Swettenham contributed with mellotron and organ.

Fruits de Mer records 2016 – 10 inc vinyl record

This record is sold out from the record company but we got a few copies. Visit the ‘’for sale’’ page for more info. 

When I was walking – single

front-with-textDuring 2016 Mega dodo started a single club. You could have a subscription from the club and get the single as soon as it were released. You could buy the single even if you’ re not in the club, nut then you get black vinyl instead of the club releases which is in green.

Mega dodo 2018 – Vinyl single

You could buy this record from here: https://megadodo.bigcartel.com/

From the corner of my eye – single

From the corner of my eye

For our previous album we did our own single from the album in a very limited cd edition. This time the single came out a couple of months before the album and was a vinyl single with two bonustrack to download. The A-side was a shorter version of From the corner of my eye, compared to the album version. The b-side was our interpretations of Barclay James Harvest song The Iron maiden.

Mega dodo 2018 – Vinyl single

You could buy this record from here: https://megadodo.bigcartel.com/

On Shipless ocean – Album

On ShiplessI June 2018 we released our second album which we are very proud of. It’s always hard to describe positive things about ourselves so we take this short description from a review:

‘’On Shipless Ocean is an album that ebbs and flows, like all good albums should. Light translucent moments drift into rich dense textures, that evoke an autumnal stillness on a crystal-clear day. Delicate acoustic guitars are moderated by a haunted electronic palette that suggests a sense of tradition and modernity, a pastoral moment glimpsed in the heart of the city.’’

Mega dodo 2018 – Vinyl album and cd

You could buy this record from here: https://megadodo.bigcartel.com/

 

Compilations

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we-come-bearing‘A Love will find it’s way to us” on the cassette sampler  ”We come bearing gifts” – Fruits de Mer records 2009

 

 

 

Omslag Hollies - Re evolution

”Butterfly” on the RE-evolution: Fruits de mer sings Hollies – Fruits de Mer records 2013

 

plankton”Home to Stay”  on ”Plankton”, a compilation that Record collector released 2013 with early songs from the Fruits de Mer backcatalogue. In 2016 Fruits de Mer relased a CD-version of the record.

 

4 - Crabstock on iceUs and them performed on the Crabstock on ice festival in Helsinki. The vistors on the festival got a so called goodybag with a compilation where Us and Them contributed with Do I know You?

 

13 thr dream of Dr Sardonicus” If we could” on ”The 13th Dream of Dr Sardonicus” – Fruits de Mer records 2015.

 

 

6 - Tiddlywinks”Julia Dream of all the pretty Little horses” on the Charity record ”Tiddlywinks” in an rearranged version compared to the one of the first Fruits de Mer EP.  Mega Dodo 2017.

 

7 - Goldfish

” Willow’s song” on the tripple album ”Goldfish – Fruits de Mer 10 years on vinyl” – Fruits de Mer records 2018.


 
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