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

THYMESHIFT UNITED 2.0 2021

Thymeshift United – ”United” (Anne Marte Eggen)
Johan Björklund – drums
Mats Eriksson – guitar
Anders Augustsson – guitar
Anne Marte Eggen – bass
Lisen Rylander Löve – saxophone
Malin Wättring – saxophone
Thomas Backman – saxophone
John Lönnmyr – keyboards

Recorded 2 October 2020 at Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg, Sweden by Kristofer Göransson.
Filmed and edited by Magnus Bergström.

THYMESHIFT UNITED ON THE ROAD OCTOBER 2020!

In Swedish only:


1/10 Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg kl. 19.00
3/10 Nya Perspektiv, Västerås kl. 19.00
4/10 Pygméteatern, Stockholm kl. 15.00

Musikerkollektivet Thymeshift utvidgar/utvecklar/utmanar begreppet ”storband”. Noga utvalda gästmusiker/kompositörer bjuds in till Thymeshifts universum för att skapa tänkande och kraftfull nutidsmusik.
Kvartetten Thymeshift har sedan starten 2010 rört sig i gränslandet mellan rock/jazz/elektroniskt & akustiskt. Tillsammans med isländske gitarristen Hilmar Jensson släpptes albumet ”Beyond Horizons” på Boogiepost Recordings 2015 och hösten 2020 kommer nästa release.
2019 väcktes idén att starta projektet ”Thymeshift United” där gruppens säregna musik skulle utvecklas för ett större band bestående av några av medlemmarnas favoritmusiker. Med stöd från Musikverket blir idén verklighet 2020. Originalgruppens spännande repertoar får här nytt och annorlunda liv. Till detta adderas kompositioner från hela kollektivets medlemmar och det skapas en dynamisk, unik ljudbild där summan är mycket större än de individuella delarna.

OBS: Omständigheterna i världen stuvar även om i lineupen för Thymeshift United och oktober 2020 ser den ut så här:
Johan Björklund – trummor
Mats Eriksson – gitarr
Anders Augustsson – gitarr
Anne Marte Eggen – bas
Lisen Rylander Löve – saxofon
Malin Wättring – saxofon
Thomas Backman – saxofon
John Lönnmyr – keyboards

Med stöd av Musikverket och Statens Kulturråd.

Release: Monochromatics – Knockout!

Red Round Records proudly presents:
MONOCHROMATICS – Knockout!
Release date: 20 feb 2020

Hypnotic electric jazzrockimpro from Gothenburg
John Lönnmyr – keyboards
Johan Björklund – drums
Anders Augustsson – guitars
A gentle, powerful unit ready for improvisational adventures you didn’t have a clue you wanted to join.
Soundwawes beyond time and space. Pumping drums and frustrated guitars embraced by the sounds of heavenly analog harmonies. This is music where worlds collide into an obvious entity. No needs for more words or explanations, music speaks for itself and that is what Monochromatics is all about. Peace love and understanding!
Björklund/Lönnmyr/Augustsson are among the leading improvising musicians from Sweden and all have extensive credits and collaborations in a variety of genres. Here they meet to create something really special. Mind-blowing!

Recorded by Kristofer Göransson in Studio Zen, Gothenburg may 2018
Pre-mix, additional recordings and edits by Monochromatics
Mixed by Kristofer Göransson in Studio Zen, Gothenburg may 2019
Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes, Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg sept 2019
Cover photo: Kristin Lidell
Cover layout: John Lönnmyr

Thymeshift United!


THYMESHIFT UNITED!
We had an amazing kickoff for our new project in Gothenburg last weekend and here you can get a glimpse of our first work…
More to come!
Johan Björklund (S) – drums
Samuel Hällkvist (S/DK)- guitar
Thomas Gunillasson (S) – guitar
Anne Marte Eggen (NO) – bass
Lisen Rylander Löve (S) – saxophone
Malin Wättring (S) – saxophone
Thomas Backman (S) – saxophone
Katrine Amsler (DK) – keyboards, laptop
Filmed and edited by Magnus Bergström.
Sound recorded and mixed by Johan Björklund.
With support from Statens Musikverk.