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THE ELECTRIC MZ  |  FUNDAMENTAL FORM  |  GUNNAR VERT  |  METAMUSIK  |  NODS OFF SAGA  |  S NO W

|  STEFAN WISTRAND  |  TUOMO HAAPALA  |  TWO SOUNDS ENSEMBLE  |  WISTRAND/OLSEN DUO  |  WISTRAND/RYTZLER     QUARTET |

Nods Off - Intro: Version. Release April 15, 2021.

Tuomo Haapala - Sonic Poems. Released June 2020.

The Electric MZ - Eternity & A Day. Released March 29, 2018.

Memento - The Scene, The Music. Released June 2019.

NEWS


- A fine review of Nods Off's newly released album "Intro: Version" has arrived and we cite it in its entirety:

"This album goes for a knock out. Nods Off is the slightly cryptic name of the trio that plays; cryptic because nod off roughly means to doze off - and you certainly can not blame the members for doing so. And there is no risk that the listener will do the same. Anyone looking for jazz for a cozy home evening will of course be absolutely horrified. This is modern jazz with high pressure that goes seamlessly from free form to sharp rhythm, but which also knows that atmospheric oases are required along the way. Stefan Wistrand is responsible for the compositions that allow these richly varied and exciting expressions. He himself plays saxophone with glowing and expressive intensity, qualities that also characterize Tommy Skotte's heavy bass and Erik Dahlbäck's aggressively driving drumming.

The recording is from a concert in 1999, and it's just to be thankful that they finally picked it up and immortalized it on CD. The music on the album has its roots in Wistrand's experimental "Sturm und Drang period" in the 1970s, and it is only to agree with his own description of the music as "uncombed and out on an adventure". No one should mourn that the comb was forgotten on the bathroom shelf when the trio left to play at Klubb Memento in Eskilstuna. It must have been an evening to remember.

Nods Off in this constellation lasted for two years but gave up due to lack of gigs. It's just to apologize but says something about the then Swedish jazz scene. But I do not know if they did better today. The album convinces me anyway that they must have been one of the 90's more exciting Swedish jazz groups. The music still feels wonderfully free and raw and much more modern and urgent than much of what is produced today. It is cheeky and does not fear the caesars of music who prefer smooth-combed people who sleep well at night." (Kulturdelen, July 15, 2021)

(Link to the review in Swedish on Kulturdelen's site)


- A new album "Intro: Version" by free jazz group Nods Off was released in the midst of April 2021 in a limited CD edition. It was made live in 1999 and presents a previously undocumented version of the group. Players on the album are Erik Dahlbäck, drums, Tommy Skotte, bass and Stefan Wistrand, saxophones & compositions. "Sometimes free jazz is more punk than punk" said legendary music journalist Jan Sneum of Denmark's Public Radio after playing Nods Off on his program "Sneum's Garage"... Out now on digital platforms such as Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music etc.


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The Electric MZ's third album is now mixed and mastered and for the moment we're working on the cover design. The plan is to release the album this autumn.


- Link to a live recording by The Electric MZ from Närke Kulturbryggeri in Örebro in October 2018.


- Link to a live video by The Electric MZ from Melodybox in Stockholm in April 2018.

 

- You'll find previous Electric MZ albums at the following stores:

Eskilstuna: Zombie Records (Djurgårdsvägen 1)

Stockholm: Andra Jazz (Rödabergsgatan 9), Record Mania (Östgötagatan 2), Nostalgipalatset (S:t Eriksgatan 101) and runtrunt (Odengatan 90).

Uppsala: Open Mind (S:t Larsgatan 8 B)

 

CONCERTS & EVENTS


Saturday, May 22, 5 p.m.

Wistrand/Rytzler Duo @ Norr, Eskilstuna


Friday, May 28, 6 p.m.

Stefan Wistrand @ Passage, Eskilstuna


Saturday, May 29, 5 p.m.

Wistrand/Rytzler Duo @ Norr, Eskilstuna


Saturday, June 6, 5 p.m.

Wistrand/Rytzler Duo @ Norr, Eskilstuna


Wednesday, August 11, 6 p.m.

Wistrand/Rytzler Quintet @ Norr, Eskilstuna


Saturday, August 21

Wistrand/Rytzler Trio @ private event

 

DOWNLOADS

 

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