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.


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:
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!

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.

Disturbance – Tribal Elektronix

Photo©Magnus Bergström 2019

EKO IN GOTHENBURG proudly presents:
(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