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AREKU’s favorite songs as a kid

Today I got reminded of one of my favorite songs as a child (around 1998-2001) so today I present to you: A selection of AREKU’s favorite songs as a kid! Richard Wagner – “Ritt der Walküren” Jussi Björling – “Till Havs” 坂本九 – 「上を向いて歩こう」 Hot Butter – “Popcorn” Arne Quick – “Rosen” Examples of each […]

AREKU playing a B.C Rich Mockingbird throug a marshall-amp, live with visual kei band Avalinity at Juntan in Helsingborg

Back to playing live

Avalinity is back! This past Tuesday we played our first live of the year. To make it even more special – this was the first time since 2013 that the original line-up performed together! You can see more pictures, and the setlist, over at our newly released official AVALINITY-website! We arrived early, got our stuff […]

Avalinity Official Website

Avalinity official website is online!

Today I’m proud to announce that the official website for my Visual Rock-band AVALINITY have now been launched! But don’t take my word for it, head on over and take a look! AVALINITYのオフィシャルサイトへようこそ!  

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AREKU – the Creative Director

Two weeks ago I tweeted that I’d been hired, and today I would like to talk a little bit more about that. The events leading up to this begun last autumn, when I had an internship at a product visualization firm. I learned a lot about industrial design, sales, marketing and media production (as I […]

AREKU Winter Photography rimfrost


“Rimfrost” is the Swedish word for “hard rime”. It’s often the prettiest thing to happen during winter, so I went out to capture some of it. Ended up with some closeups, landscapes. And a cat. (It’s my cat Kitty, and she tend to behave more like a dog rather than a cat, as she loyally […]

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Evening City

A stroll~  

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First photos of 2016

Here’s the first captures of this year, together with some of the last from 2015, enjoy!  

NEW release: 「Now is Forever」

My latest single is now out –  「Now is Forever」! It’s a fully instrumental piece, that is my first go on creating “classical” music. It’s based on (my newly found obssesion:) piano, brought together with string sections, a hint of brass/horns, and even some choir. I hope you will enjoy it! The track is available […]


In just a couple of days (on the 9th of January), it will be the 4th anniversary of Avalinity, as it was on that day back in 2012 that the line-up for what is now Avalinity was completed. Anniversaries are weird though, as Avalinity actually have quite some depending on how you look at it. […]

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Happy New Year!

We just entered 2016, and I hope you’ve all had a great start of this year. Today I’ll share some photos from New Years Eve which I spent together with K and SaSa!   Group-picture #HungerCrew   Dinner time!   The very exceptionally amazing “kladdkaka” with cream of doom that we totally did bake from […]