"You can hit beats so that they betray an intention – through accentuation or emphasis. Or you can hit them so that they seem mechanical, devoid of intention, a pure pulse, as in much minimalist music. Both possibilities abound in different genres. But there is also a third one, and that is what Sven-Åke Johansson has concerned himself with again and again: to hit so as to produce one or several accents, or in any case traces of intention, and then to frame them by means of repetition and regularity so that the intention as such fades and appears as a regular, planned part of a now quasi-mechanical process."
Sven-Åke Johansson percussion
Recorded at SÅJ Studio/Fichtestraße, 2017
Recording Andrew Levine
Mixing Werner Dafeldecker
Mastering Andreas Lupo Lubich/Calyx Mastering