THYMESHIFT – DARK LIGHTS release 26 March 2021


THYMESHIFT – ”DARK LIGHTS” IGCD251
Release 26 March 2021 on Imogena Records. Available on all major streaming platforms and CD.

Katrine Amsler – keyboards, electronics, laptop, voice
Johan Björklund – drums, keyboards, percussion, bass, treatments, voice
Thomas Gunillasson – guitar, laptop, treatments, voice
Thomas Backman – saxophone, clarinet, voice

1. Break the Silence (Amsler)
2. Dark Lights (Amsler/Björklund/Gunillasson/Backman)
3. Youth Country (Gunillasson)
4. Quiet Music for Large Ensemble 4 (Amsler)
5. Östbjörka Dub (Trad. Arr: Gunillasson)
6. Average Speed (Amsler)
7. Minst (Björklund)
8. Khroma (Björklund/Gunillasson)
9. Displacements (Amsler/Björklund/Gunillasson/Backman)
10. Quiet Music for Large Ensemble 3 (Amsler)
11. Moonday (Gunillasson)
12. Soft Transition into Dark Lights (Amsler/Björklund/Gunillasson)

Thymeshift is an impro/jazz/rock/electronic oriented musical collective founded in 2010 by Swedish musicians Johan Björklund, Thomas Gunillasson and Thomas Backman. Around them, different guests have gathered for projects of various kinds through the years. In 2015 the band released their debut album (Beyond Horizons) with Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson. In 2015 they also formed the project The Sonic E with DJ Jonas Färnlöf. The project resulted in an album release 2017 (Dope Regards). In 2020 the band has been working as an extended unit with several other musicians forming a mini Big Band called Thymeshift United. An album release is planned in the fall of 2021 (Music Outside Boxes).
Besides recording, the band has of course made countless of live performances in every project constellation
Live performance/interaction is the core of all the Thymeshift projects!

On ”Dark Lights” Thymeshift has invited Danish keyboard player/composer and instrument innovator Katrine Amsler.
This unit takes the music in directions unheard of before, combining strong improvisations, electronic moods with cinematic soundscapes all performed with a raw rock edge. The melodic tunes and adventurous improvisations takes the listener for a rollercoaster ride through Dark and Light. Inside and out.

The Musicians involved can be heard in several groups from Sweden/Denmark like Klabbes Bank, Television Pickup, Dynamic Flavours, Monochromatics, Dundret, Lindha Kallerdahl Gold, Shitney and more!
 
With support from Swedish Arts Council