"Determined to prove a point. Swedish double bass player Vilhelm Bromander, known from Jonas Kullhammar's The New Kids On The Rock quartet and the more experimental The Agg, as well as his collaborations with pianists Sten Sandell and K...
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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs372
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Recorded at KMH Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 17th, 2015, by Anders Kampe and Erik Metall.
Vilhelm Bromander-double bass
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1. Ten Variations On D 22:34
2. Oaktree 14:04
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Solo Artist Recordings
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"Determined to prove a point. Swedish double bass player Vilhelm Bromander, known from Jonas Kullhammar's The New Kids On The Rock quartet and the more experimental The Agg, as well as his collaborations with pianists Sten Sandell and Klas Nervin, wanted to stress that what may be considered as seemingly static soundscapes can spread out and gives an illusion of their own sonic materiality. Bromander debut solo album "Oh lord give me strange" offers two minimalistic pieces, almost static ones, but there is always a subtle development, a nuanced, new layer of tones and overtones that emerge or resonance of the disciplined, tranquil flow of sounds that gets richer, varied and deeper. Bromander not only explores his bull fiddle and its wide spectrum of sonorities with an impressive array of extended bowing techniques but also suggests a new way of listening to music. The two pieces progress patiently with small, often by-passed , aural and physical details like sub-harmonicinterference, vibration, multiphonics and noise. "Ten Variations of D" is more meditative and monolithic, exploring a single tone with minimal variations, while the shorter "Oaktree" is more dynamic and explores different and often noisy aspects of the bass strings timbral spectrum. Still, the accumulated effect of this arresting journey into these deep-tones sounds is enlightening. The sound of the double bass becomes tangible, almost like a elastic entity that the artist can mutate and manipulate without harming its beautiful essence. Time is of no essence here, as if the music is played in a new, untimely and a strange, dream-state dimension."-Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts
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"Vilhelm Bromander (1988) is a Swedish bass player, improviser and composer. The last couple of years he has established himself as one of the most interesting and active musicians on the stockolm experimental scene. With a great curiosity in sound, texture, intonation and timbre he embraces his bass from a lot of different angles: Improvisational, emotional, compositional, social and political. He draws his inspiration from a lot of different genres such as improvised music, just intonation, dhrupad, free jazz and electronic music.
As an improviser he has played with musicians like Axel Dörner, Tisha Mukarji, Sten Sandell, Audrey Chen, Anna Högberg, Christer Bothén, David Stackenäs, Anna Lindal, Martin Küchen, Eivind Lønning, Dror Feiler, Katt Hernandez, Leo Dupleix, Lisa Ullén, Henrik Olsson, Raymond Strid, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Jonas Kullhammar, Per Texas Johansson to name a few.
Also being a popular session musician he has played with among others Daniel Johnston, Saigon, Musette, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, The Tiny & Music is the Weapon."-Vilhelm Bromander Website (http://vilhelmbromander.com/about.html)
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