自身も音楽家として活動する同国のDan FrobergとJerry Johanssonが共同で運営する面白実験レーベルOUTERDISK。弦楽器の演奏を追求した録音のみを出版すべく始動した"ストリングシリーズ"の第一弾作品。インディアンハープとも呼ばれるインドの楽器スワルマンダルのみを使ったDan Frobergのソロアルバムとなっており、浮遊感の強い不思議且つ奇妙な旋律、また演奏と音響の中間を行く抽象イメージで編成された全23に及ぶ小曲種。今後も期待のメチャクチャ面白いシリーズです。
In the very beginning of it all, there was total silence.
And then, suddenly, 2222 years later B.C., a bumblebee buzzed, and the rest is history, as they say.
In others worlds, the magickal Indian instrument, the swarmandala, found the artist and sound-composer Dan Fröberg in early 2010.
Since then, they have constantly communicated and performed, within carefully choosen "from time to times" transmissions,
Sometimes here, other times out there; always in between, because "always is always forever".
In the hallways of the all ways.
Or something like that.
And NOW, the OUTERDISK String Series are proud to present the very first solo Swarmandala Record ever, as we know it!
23 songs, all transmitted by the slightly mysterious Mr. Dan Fröberg, who by normal standards is an artist and sound composer, but, as para-reality had it, the Swarmandala demanded something completely different out of him, and Dan immediately percieved the telepathically sent messages, and soforth, allowed himself to be the vessel for these magickal compositions and sonically woven textures on the swarmandala.
You can All join in!
Please, do so!
The String Series
Hereby, OUTERDISK has the great pleasure of initiating a sort of sub-level-organisation to our mother-ship, The String Series, during the last shivering nights of the year 2020.
The String Series will, on a regularly un-regular basis, release various records with the golden vibrating strings as the main aim. But, specially designed tabulatures, mysterious imprints, mind-boogling posters, and so much more, will also see the light of the day.
To confuse things even more, for the better, in the middle of it all, will also Blend Eclectic appear in front of us all.
An imprint, who, speaking longterms, will offer specially designed talks and workshops, sitar and banjo practises and studies (with connected teaching videos), and also, whenever the moon is on straight line to the sun, offer weekend workshops in levitation, sound improvisation and spontaneous painting.
The first two releases in The String Series is at first Dan Fröberg's lp-album of solo-swarmandala-songs, "Songs from the house", in a strictly limited edition of 200 copies.
The second release is an lp-album by Jerry Johansson, "Mountain Flame", which is released in a limited edition of 125 copies.
Also, an extra edition of 50 hand-numbered copies will also include a book of tabulatures, covering interpretations of the compositions on the record, and also including original collages by Dan Fröberg.