Tuesday, October 24, 2006


My new ep "Études" is now online and ready for you to download over at


Études is five short selections cut out from longer recordings made in Malmö during the summer of 06.

The main idea behind Études was that I wanted to make music that you would mainly feel, not so much hear. Put on a really highpitched sound in any room and you will get reactions, strong reactions. With so much noise and music surrounding us everyday we've become very resistant and acclimatized to sounds in general. Today we turn on the ipod to get some sort of peace and quiet. I also find a tremendous beauty inside these sounds, and the way they seem to block out everything else when you listen to them. The process was mixing desk-feedback fed through stompboxes and laptop. No postediting/processing except mastering and selecting the right parts.

Johan Gustavsson, October 2006

It's quite a rough listen so be careful.


Sunday, October 08, 2006

by number & skill

things are moving, i'm moving. lot's to do and a new job.
going to do two shows in october in gothenburg, both at nefertiti.

the first one is on the 18th, on Once We Were's "secret" releaseparty for their new fantastic doublealbum "Contra". They've asked me to remix the whole shebang and
perform that. It's been a real treat working with this stuff, It'll be a great evening.

There's also two new mp3-releases coming up. The first is "Here's your precious guitar!", a 4-track ep I recorded in 2003 but that didn't find it's way out there.It will be released on glitchpunkyouth. more info on where soon.
It's all built upon samples from a poor guitar I manhandled during a scraps of tape-show sometime back then. I felt really bad after I broke it so I decided to do
something positive out of it and here we are; Here's Your Precious Guitar!

The other one is also an mp3-ep entitled "Études" and it will be availabe on komplott, but more info on that when it's time.

what jolts my bolts:

once we were - contra
converge - no heroes
stephan mathieu - the sad mac
black cross - art offensive
cursed - two
albert ayler - love cry
wolf eyes - dog jaw
wolf eyes & anthony braxton - black vomit
the dicks - dicks hate the police 7"
ass+tape - live at nefertiti
bad brains - banned in dc