PJÄXERÖD 2.0 – 2023

Embracing and finding inspiration/irritation in my youth and background on the Swedish countryside is the driving force for creating this music.

Ever since starting my journey in music it has been an integral part in everything I have done that I grew up in a certain place in Sweden. The cultural, social and geographical background is there whether you want it or not. These conditions forms you in certain ways, for good and for something to explore and challenge…
Piekker means nomad/beggar and the farm I grew up on is called Pjäxeröd (in really old days ”Piegs Rudi”, the beggars place), close to the village of Hedekas in Bohuslän, Sweden.
I am no beggar but definetely a curious nomad.

With support from Musikverket Sweden, this project will take place in Hedekas and Västerås, Sweden in April 2023.
26-28 April – Open rehearsals and workshops in Hedekas Bygdegård.
29 April – Nya Perspektiv, Västerås

Adrian Barstad Andresen (NO) – trumpet, electronics
Maria Palmqvist (SE) – voice/percussion
Armand van Wijck (NL) – chromatic harmonica/percussion
Thomas Markusson (SE) – bass, electronics
John Lönnmyr (SE) – keyboards
Johan Björklund (SE) – drums, electronics

In early September 2023 the studio version of this music will be released on my new label Eternal Darkness Records.

Johan Björklund (SE) – drums, electronics, nord drum, synth, rhodes, grand piano, electric guitar, electric bass, objects etc
Arve Henriksen (NO) – trumpet, voice, electronics
Thomas Markusson (SE) – double bass, electronics
Armand van Wijck (NL) – chromatic harmonica
Maria Palmqvist (SE) – voice
John Lönnmyr (SE) – synth, organ
Thomas Gunillasson (SE) – electric guitar