Thursday, September 13, 2007


Van Venue Hotel (The Scrum Diaries)
Recorded wile on tour with Scraps of Tape using a Macbook Pro, a Zoom H4, Reaktor 5 & Sound Studio.
All sounds recorded or created in Japan between 17th and 28th of June 2007.
Dedicated to Sara Winther, Brandon, Brian & Mike, Kono, Marcus, Micke, Kenta & Harry Krook. Thanks to Avi.

01. Osaka drop
02. Nagoya rocknroll
03. Tokyo OEast
04. Kyoto whoopees

A little something I recorded in Japan while on tour with scraps of tape is being released on the fabulous It's A Trap website.

Go get it for free here.

"There's a brand new netrelease today from Tsukimono, so I'm posting the lead track "Osaka drop" as today's mp3 download. For those unaware, Tsukimono is the musical alias of Johan Gustavsson, a prolific Göteborg-based artist who you might also know from his work with Scraps of Tape, Viktor Sjöberg New Jazz Ensemble, The Colour Black or one his many, many other collaborative projects. This four-track EP is a perfect netrelease candidate as it is a highly conceptual work - every sound you hear originated as a field recording that was captured during SoT's recent Japanese tour in June. Johan then took the sounds and manipulated them, thus creating the work you hear today. All of this done while still on tour. The result resembles drone/ambient music, but never quite settles into anything resembling wallpaper due to natural sound source and glitchy editing. I am proud to offer this as my latest IAT.MP3 release and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And to Johan who is sick in bed today: feel better! Much"

It's been a bad week. Sick since monday. I hope you all are well.

Monday, September 03, 2007

The Scrum Diaries!

Finally time for a update!! (If anyone still is checking this blog that is...)

I've had a few months off. Went off into the woods true hippiestyle and kept out of everyones way...recorded some music and worked my last weeks at my old job.
Most of the time I hung out with this awesome lady (Inka):

And the rest of the time I hung out with this madame terror:

I took care of horses, cows, cats and myself...not much else to report there.

Moved for real to Gothenburg, started my new job as a bookbinder and here I am.
It feels good to be settling down some and I hope I can keep the gypsy in me tied down.

I've been doing quite a bit of playing live the last couple of weeks...did a double-set evening at the lovely Café Publik as Tsukimono a few weeks back:

Then I played the Malmö-festival opening for FM3 (great to see them again and to get me a third buddha machine).
Here's my gear all set up and ready to blast out the jams:

And then just the other night I had the fantastic honor to play at Release The Bats-headquarters:

There was a recording made and it just might find it's way onto here as a free download...we'll see!

I also had the honour to play drums with mr Viktor Sjöberg at Café Publik...there's a short video of that occasion here

There's a new Tsukimono-Ep entitled "Van Venue Hotel" coming asap over at It's a Trap recorded in the van and at the venues and in the hotels (ain't I just awesome when it comes to coming up with clever titles eh?) during the Japan-tour we did with Scraps Of Tape in June.

Also another self-released cd-r entitled "Smilence" is in the making, it'll be really nice when it's done. The "Red Red Wine" wineglass/cd-r will also soon be out on structures sonores...more on that when due.

We are also about to release our first release with The Colour Black, my collab with G from Repoman/DBHG/ex-8 Days Of Nothing/Ex-Skull Defekts. This will be a really really geeky and nice release...also more on that later!

Tomorrow a new band will see the light of day as I'm hooking up with (amongst others) Mattan from the amazing SMACKDOWN to kick out some nice punkrock!! really looking forward to it!!!

The new Scraps Of Tape album is in the making (writing songs) and it will be produced by Mathias Oldén of Logh-fame just as "TIACITAC"'ll be great to work with Kapten again.

Also some sad news: Recently I lost 80% of all the work I've done the last 2 years...3 new albums with tsuki and all the artwork for our latest scraps of tape cd "This Is A Copy Is This A Copy" amongst ALOT more stuff...there's still a slim chance I might be getting it back but right now it seems a little fucked.

There will definitly be more updates coming this fall so keep your eyes open!!

Much love to everyone!