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Botheen, Christer  / Vilhelm Bromander: Deep (Creative Sources)

"Deep" is the word, as two Swedish improvisers--bass and contrabass clarinetist Christer Bothen, a member of Fire! Orchestra and Mats Gustafsson's Nu Ensemble, and double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, a peer of Axel Dorner, Sten Sandell, Raymond Strid, &c.--formed the duo "CBVB" to explore the possibilities of their big instruments, heard in this 6 movement, profound suite.

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UPC: 5609063404807

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs480
Squidco Product Code: 25032

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Intelligent Sound Studios by Peter Holaas and Jon Fair.


Christer Bothen-bass clarinet

Vilhelm Bromander-double bass

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Artist Biographies:

"Christer Bothén. Musician, composer and visual artist. Bass clarinet, Contrabass clarinet, Guimbri och Dontzo N´goni. Born in Gothenburg, lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Christer is currently a member of Mats Gustafsson's Nu Ensemble, collaborates with Tisha Mukerji, Wilhem Bromanderand others. Solo projects with bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet."

-Christer Bothen Website (

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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 (

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track listing:

1. Interference I 10:14

2. Rythm 10:54

3. Flying 6:42

4. Interference II 5:07

5. Lights 4:11

6. Coda 1:25
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"Christer Bothén and Vilhelm Bromander founded the duo CBVB in order to enter a highly consistent study of the big instrument's sounding possiblities. The result of this work is now presented in the suite DEEP, consisting of five joint compositions and one structured improvisation."-From the liner notes

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