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Araki a.k.a. Rasmus Kellerman solo Album from 2002 now available online

“It seems like an eternity has passed since I wrote and recorded these songs. I was 22 and had just moved back to Sweden after having spent a few years in London, trying to figure out what I wanted out of life. It was the first time – since I started playing music back in ’92 – I wasn’t apart of a band. It was just me, together with Rolf Klinth, making due in the studio, playing all the instruments ourselves. I never intended for this recording to turn into a “real” album. I view the songs as demos, and my intention was to send them around, hoping to score a deal somewhere. One copy ended up at my friend Emil from Black Star Foundation, and soon after he asked if he could put out an album release together with German label Scene Police. Without hesitation I accepted the offer and Ikara came to life.

From time to time I still make music under the Araki moniker, and there will be another album in the future. Rest assure.”

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