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Harde, Staffan : Staffan Harde (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Mats Gustafsson, the Harde family, and Corbett vs. Dempsey lovingly restore Swedish guitarist Staffan Harde's lone 1972 LP and a series of reel-to-reel tapes, bringing this brilliant yet obscure player's unique approach to the instrument to new audience's ears.
 

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Label: Corbett vs. Dempsey
Catalog ID: CvsDCD024
Squidco Product Code: 21487

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Track 1 recorded by Staffan Harde in Smšgen, Sweden, November 12, 1971.

Track 4 recorded by Staffan Harde in Smšgen, Sweden, February or March, 1968.

Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, recorded by Leif A. Johnsson, September 19, 1971, in Gšteborg, Sweden.

Remastered at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, 2015.


Personnel:

Staffan Harde-guitar

Lars Sjosten-piano

Lars-Urban Helje-bass

Bengt Berger-percussion

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track listing:


1. Substance 1 2:55

2. Incitement 4:20

3. Bigaroon 2:51

4. Substance II 10:54

5. Cordial L 7:19

6. Electrification 12:18





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"Based on the tiny Swedish fishing island of Smogen, guitarist Staffan Harde created a wholly unique and wondrous approach to his instrument, documented assiduously on hand-made reel-to-reel tapes and this lone LP from 1972, which features Harde solo and with small groups. His accomplices included pianist Lars Sjosten, bassist Lars-Urban Helje, and the acclaimed percussionist Bengt Berger, one of Don Cherry's close associates.

The music presented on this extremely rare record is unusually singular. With an unadorned guitar tone, simple and straightforward, and low action, Harde's slinky, spidery runs and knotty, weirdly shaped chords have a surprisingly fresh sound four decades after he recorded them, with heavy chromaticism and a defiant rhythmic freedom.

Basically unknown since this lone release, which he thought would gain more traction than it did, Harde retreated to work in a bakery on the island. A testament to both his strangeness and his brilliance, the eponymous LP has never before been issued. Corbett vs. Dempsey worked with Harde's family and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, a huge Harde fan who lovingly produced the CD reissue for CvsD."-Corbett vs. Dempsey


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