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Nilsson / Sandell / Strid: Beam Stone (psi)

This versatile trio combine influences from the free improv, ea-improv, noise, ambient and contemporary art scenes into an original sound language.

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product information:

UPC: 5030243090228

Label: psi
Catalog ID: 09.02
Squidco Product Code: 11470

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded at Artisten Academy of Music and Drama at University of Gothenburg, October 4 & 5, 2007 by Erik Jeppsson.


Per Anders Nilsson-computer, synthesizer

Sten Sandell-piano, prepared piano, electronics, voice

Raymond Strid-percussion

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track listing:

1. Grey Zone 5:31

2. Refraction 3:44

3. Peneplain 5:07

4. Threads 6:07

5. Luster 5:58

6. Saltation 3:08

7. Recrystallization 3:01

8. Breccia 6:22

9. Microseism 2:53

10. Contact Metamorphism 1:01

11. Mass Movement 5:41

12. Angle of Repose 8:32
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EMANEM & psi

Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings
Instruments with Preparations

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"Beam Stone was founded a year before this October 2007 recording. The trio consists of three free improvisers, each with a distinctive personal sound. Their aim with Beam Stone is to explore sonic territories with the guidance of different pre-defined concepts. Listening and sonic exploration are considered the essential points of departure.

The resulting music shows influences from genres as different as electroacoustic music, free improvisation, noise, ambient and contemporary art music, but is essentially original. All kinds of sounds, "musical" and "non-musical" are used under the motto: each sound has its own narrative! The sounds will then be treated, kneaded and developed acoustically and electronically during the course of a performance."-from the liner notes

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Artist Biographies:
"Raymond Strid (born 1956 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish drummer in the genre of free jazz and the new European improvised music.When Strid picked up drumming, he was inspired by musicians like Han Bennink, Paul Lytton, and Tony Oxley. He started his musical career relatively late. His debut concert was in September 1977, after first playing with a variety of local bands in Stockholm. In 1988 he founded the 'GUSH' trio together with saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and the pianist Sten Sandell. Since that time Strid has played in a series of bands and projects, such as in the trio Guy/Gustafsson/Strid, Marilyn Crispell/Anders Jormin/Raymond Strid and the Free Jazz trio LSB with Fredrik Ljungkvist and Johan Berthling. In 2000 he initiated 'The Electrics' with Axel Dörner, Sture Ericson and Ingebrigt Flaten. The same year Strid joined the Barry Guy New Orchestra. Strid played at numerous festivals of free improvisation in Europe and North America. He also teaches in musical improvisation."-Wikipedia (

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