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Name  Peter Poehl

Movies  The Father of My Children
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Role  Singer-songwriter ·
Albums  Going to Where the Tea-Trees Are
Similar People  Vincent Delerm, Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper, Valerie Donzelli, Jeremie Elkaim

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Peter von Poehl, born 31 March 1972 in Malmö, Sweden is a Swedish singer-songwriter, composer, musician and director


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In the early 2000s v Poehl collaborated extensively with Bertrand Burgalat and his label Tricatel, notably on Michel Houellebecq's album "Présence humaine" (2000). For the tour that followed the album, v Poehl cast a group of musicians in Paris that was to become A.S Dragon, the backing band of the label. Over the next two years, the group lent its services to artist such as Alain Chamfort, Depeche Mode and Burgalat himself. When the label's recording studio in Paris closed, v Poehl, went to produce records for other artists, many of them part of the French music scene, such as Doriand ("Le Grand Bain"), Lio ("Dites au Prince Charmant"), Florian Horwath ("We Are All Gold") Vincent Delerm ("Les Piqûres d’araignée") Marie Modiano ("Outland")


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V Poehl's first solo album (Going To Where The Tea Trees Are) was released in 2006 by French label Tôt ou tard, followed by different indie labels around the world, such as Bella Union (UK), World's Fair (US) and Speak n' Spell (AUS). The album was greeted by critical acclaim and the featuring of several songs – notably "The Story Of The Impossible" – in cinema and advertising helped introduce v Poehl's music to a large audience. The album was followed by extensive touring, including supporting artists, such as AIR, St Vincent, Phoenix and Brian Wilson.

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Follow up May Day was released in 2009. Just as v Poehl's debut, it was co-produced with Christoffer Lundquist and recorded at AGM in the south of Sweden. Again extensive touring followed the release, headlining and sharing the bill with artists such as Ben Harper, Wild beasts and Peter Doherty. He also represented Sweden at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

A third album (Big Issues Printed Small) is announced for 2013. V Poehl has in interviews explained that it will be an album recorded live in the studio with an 18 piece formation, featuring orchestral arrangements by Swedish musician Martin Hederos. V Poehl has lately been seen performing with a similar outfit, including a large wind section and orchestral percussion at high-profile venues, such as Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Other compositions

V Poehl has equally composed soundtracks for films, such as Kristina Buozyté's "Vanishing Waves" (2012) and Valerie Donzelli's "Main Dans La Main" (2012), the highly awaited follow-up of "La Guerre est Déclarée" (2011), which also featured music by von Poehl. Peter von Poehl has composed original music for Simon Backès' documentary about J.R.R. Tolkien's work and words (2014).


  • Going to Where the Tea-Trees Are (2006)
    1. Going to Where the Tea-Trees Are
    2. Tooth Fairy Tale
    3. Travelers
    4. Virgin Mountains
    5. A Broken Skeleton Key
    6. Global Conspiracy
    7. Scorpion Grass
    8. The Story of the Impossible
    9. Tooth Fairy Tale Part II
    10. The Lottery
    11. Little Creatures
    12. The Bell Tolls Five
  • May Day (2009)
    1. Parliament
    2. Dust of Heaven
    3. Forgotten Garden
    4. Near the End of the World
    5. Carrier Pigeon
    6. Mexico
    7. Mexico Part II
    8. Moon Shot Falls
    9. May Day
    10. Wombara
    11. Lost in Space
    12. Silent as Gold
    13. Elisabeth
    14. An Eye for an Eye
  • Big Issues Printed Small (2013)
    1. Orders and Degrees
    2. Lover's Leap
    3. Pious Man
    4. The Archaeologist
    5. To the Golden Rose
    6. Big Issues Printed Small
    7. Pen Friend
    8. Twelve Twenty One
    9. This One's for You
    10. 28 Paradise
  • References

    Peter von Poehl Wikipedia