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.
EKO IN GOTHENBURG proudly presents:
DISTURBANCE – TRIBAL ELEKTRONIX
(Release date: 2 dec 2019)
All since the day when the 11-year old version of me was exposed to my first live music experience of Bohus Bataljon (Bohuslän Big Band nowadays), I have been obsessed with drums and rhythms.
And I will continue to be until I take my last breath…
After 20+years work as a drummer/leader/composer in different bands and projects I have formed this outlet of artistic expression called Disturbance. The first attempt started already in 2006 and resulted in the demo project/record ”Manipulated” that never was released. Until now I have to add, you can stream it online from 15 nov 2019 as a kind of teaser for my ”real” release.
On this new release ”Tribal Elektronix” I have turned myself inside out and used a big part of my instrument collection located in my studio ”Eternal Darkness” in Gothenburg. Inviting carefully selected friends has opened up new pathways both for them and myself. I am eternally grateful for their generous contributions to the music and I think you can hear the love and dedication put in from them. The project has had many artistic rules (set up by me) and one important has been that nobody got to prepare themselves, just create to what they heard in the headphones. To capture the fresh and really creative performances.And you know what? I think it turned out really good!
Please enjoy this sweet Disturbance called ”Tribal Elektronix”
Johan Björklund – Gothenburg, november 2019
Thanks to: Kristofer Göransson, Dona Tarokh, Anders Augustsson, Erik Ivarsson, Anna Bylund, Thomas Gunillasson, Mike Lloyd,Håkan Hellquist, John Lönnmyr, Signe Björklund, Carl Svensson, Henrik Gadelli, Farzaneh Moslehi, Hans Olsson Brookes,Magnus Bergström, Lisen Rylander Löve, Lisa Nordström, Johan Westergren, Christina Ärlestig, Ali Reza Tarokh, Sensus, Ableton Live, Yellofier, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Johan Björklund – drumset, percussion, african drums, gran cassa, handclaps, kalimba, electric guitar, electric bass, nordlead, korg m1, norddrum, programming, treatments, sampling, voice, growl
Thomas Gunillasson – electric guitar, ableton live remix
Mike Lloyd – trumpet
Dona Tarokh – voice
Farzaneh Moslehi – voice
Signe Björklund – voice
Erik Ivarsson – lap steel
Håkan Hellquist – electric guitar
Anders Augustsson – electric guitar
Anna Bylund – voice
John Lönnmyr – fender rhodes
Carl Svensson – electric guitar
Kristofer Göransson – synth arpeggioator
Midaircondo (Lisen Rylander Löve & Lisa Nordström) – sample from live performance. Used with permission from the artists
All compositions by Johan Björklund
Recorded, edited and pre-mixed by Johan Björklund, Studio Eternal Darkness, Gothenburg January 2018 – August 2019
Mixed by Kristofer Göransson, Studio Zen, Gothenburg, August-September 2019
Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes, Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg, October 2019
Press and cover photos by Magnus Bergström
Cover painting by Cristina Ärlestig
Cover design by Johan Björklund
Produced by Johan Björklund.
Made in Sweden
Dedicated to the loving memory of Thommy Larsson (1973-2019)
Press contact / info:
Johan Björklund+46 706784275
After a real nice summer with some touring done (Celso Paco & Dynamo de Luxe, Parallel Activity, Thymeshift and others), September brings a lot of studio work and preparations for upcoming stuff.
Final mix of my solo-record ”Disturbance – Tribal Elektronix” in Studio Zen with Kristofer Göransson.
Mastering of Monochromatics – ”KnockOut” done by Hans Olsson Brookes.
Recording of new album with Parallel Activity in Beard Sound Studio with Johan Håkansson.
Later this winter: tour in Israel with Emil Bashari, tour in Sweden with Dynamic Flavours and kick-off for megaproject Thymeshift United with Lisen Rylander Löwe, Malin Wättring, Samuel Hällkvist and Anne Marte Eggen.
Hello again world! We are really happy to give you some good news: Kalottjazz&Blues Tornio (FI) Sat 29 June confirmed and we will this time be joined by the saxophone player Malin Wättring!!!
Thomas Gunillasson – guitar
Johan Björklund – drums
Katrine Amsler – keyboards/electronics
Malin Wättring – saxophone
We will share stage with extraordinary singer Lisa Nilsson and some other great acts! http://www.kalottjazzblues.net/kjb2019/sv/program/
8 sept Munkedals Kapell
9 sept Nya Lundby Kyrka, Gothenburg
10 sept Vänersborg (school concert/workshop)
11 sept Furulundsskolan, Partille (school concert)
12 sept Alströmergymnasiet, Alingsås (school concert/workshop)
13 sept HSM Gothenburg (school concert/workshop)
14 sept Tranemo (school concert/workshop)
14 sept Tre Trappor Upp, Tranemo
29 sept Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm
6 oct Haga Church, Gothenburg
Katrine Amsler (DK) – keyboards and stuff
Thomas Gunillasson (S) – guitars and laptop
Thomas Backman (S) – reeds
Johan Björklund (S) – drums
We are also doing final recordings for a new release 2019, stay tuned!