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Blue for a Moment

by Sven-Åke Johansson et al.

  • Record/Vinyl

    Lavish linen box set of 7 albums:

    Berolina Suite
    Das Marschorchester
    Ein Abend in Pöseldorf
    Hudson Songs

    This handsigned collector's item (ed. of 250) includes a booklet with an introduction by Karl Bruckmaier and original Swedish sleeve notes by Thomas Millroth.

    Comes with digital download codes for all 7 albums.

    ships out within 15 days
    edition of 250 

      €245 EUR



A unique collection of historic and recent live recordings that map the many facets in the exceptionally varied musical career of Sven-Åke Johansson from the 1970s to the present day.

"Yes, Afro-America first pointed at the wounds. But Europe has its own wounds. The expressivity of the blues on the Hudson River becomes the entomologist’s curiosity on Hudson Riv. With a cool – or Nordic, if you like – gesture, Johansson dissects the structures of improvisation. For who else could do it better than the bard on drums? His beat has also to do with politeness. His furor is called restraint. His sourdough rises thanks to pop music and operetta and march music, and dons a string of lights on its head. The music doesn’t cry out for blackness, grime and makeup – it’s only blue for a moment – but whispers of the Djungel, of Schlingerland, the ballistics of European life realities. And somewhere far out there, Ol’ Man Rebop is listening to the stuttering of two-stroke engines. Because that’s the actual miracle, namely, that all things have a sound of their own, and yet no one hears it. This puts Johansson in the role of a go-between: with the sparsest of means, he lets things be wave and particle at once and, by reacting to this simultaneity in his performances, reports from other life-worlds. Do androids dream of electric sheep? Mais oui! Always performing in a suit."
Karl Bruckmaier

Liz Allbee
Burkhard Beins
Florian Bergmann
Pauline Boeykens
Rüdiger Carl
Rhodri Davies
Axel Dörner
Erik Drescher
Alistair Duncan
Hilary Jeffery
Sven-Åke Hohansson
Martin Klingeberg
Richard Koch
Annette Krebs
Hannes Lingens
Christian Magnusson
Theo Nabicht
Andrea Neumann
Alexander von Schlippenbach



released March 17, 2017



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