Thursday, March 08, 2007


Finally my "Time Canvas" album will be released. It's been sitting finished in my archives since a while back now, just waiting to be released and now it's time.

Keep a lookout at Kning Disk for the releasedate.

Time Canvas

cd-r (Limited edition of 100 copies)
Release date: March 15, 2007
Price: 11 eur / 100 sek
Order from:

01. Blown away
02. Train home, home
03. Cello
04. Growing like a cancer within
05. When I vibrate it hard

Tsukimono is a japanese sounding moniker used by Swedish artist Johan Gustavsson. Gustavsson has been releasing music as Tsukimono since
2002, a fact that might come as a surprise considering his impressive discography. Johan Gustavsson has through his releases on labels such as Garmonbozia and Fukk God Let's Create established himself as an artist continuously moving forward, using a wide range of techniques
such as computer processing, mixing desk feedback and the astonishing guitar work that listeners has come to associate with Tsukimono.

His debut album "Née", released in 2006 by Swedish label Kalligrammofon, displayed the work of an artist that had refined his craft and defined his own universe trough picking up on all the leads that previous releases had hinted at.

Gustavsson has never been one to stay in the same place for very long and his latest offering, "Time Canvas", proves that he is determined
to keep moving. Morton Feldman called his own score-sheet a time canvas. This specific canvas was painted with long, sparse brush strokes. With each track built from samples of one specific
instrument, Gustavsson layers cello, clarinet and trumpet building an organic structure using electronic means. Incredible beauty.

/Viktor Sjöberg

"Time Canvas" was a big step in my development as a (solo-)musician.
Up until this recording my music as tsukimono had been steeped in vst-effects & plugins, and I was quickly tiring of it. I decided to strip my computer of almost
everything except a simple sampling/sequencing program and started working on a few
new pieces where I zoomed in on a single instrument/soundsource to see
what I could get out of it using only raw, untreated samples (save some pitchshifting). During this time I was spending up to 2 hours or more each day commuting between home & school and the breathers I got while on the trains proved a perfect time to work on this new music. To shut out all the everyday noise and stress and to focus solely on these samples/pieces made me feel calm and soothed.
Thanks to the people who's "playing" on the album, Emelie Molin, Kristofer Ström and Erik Levander. Thanks for lending your breath and time.
/Johan Gustavsson


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