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Olof Bright

improvised and modern music

Thomas Breitenstein Millroth
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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2009



OBCD 36 Les Femmes Savantes

OBCD 36 Les Femmes SavantesMore Details

Les Femmes Savantes is Hanna Hartman amplified objects, Andrea Neumann inside piano, Sabine Ercklentz trumpet, Ute Wassermann voice and Ana Maria Rodriguez Electronics. The first album of this extraordinary group from Berlin combining different paths of music with indeed very personal expressions.
The record is distributed in Sweden by Plugged Music.

Price: € 10.00

OBCD 35 Christine Abdelnour, Bonnie Jones, Andraea Neumann, AS:IS

OBCD 35 Christine Abdelnour, Bonnie Jones, Andraea Neumann, AS:ISMore Details

An international trio of greatest renown. Andrea Neumann being one of the leading improvisors in the Berlin scene, master of the inside piano. Bonnie Jones, Baltimore and Seoul, one of the creators of the new South Corean impro, a challenging unique artist on electronics. Christine Abdelnour (ex Sehnaoui) has changed the sound of the alto saxophone since her first appearances (OBCD 16-17 and OBCD 19). A breathtaking trio performance.

Price: € 10.00

OBCD 32 J/L Duo

OBCD 32 J/L DuoMore Details

Debut album by free form duo Johan Jutterström, woodwinds, Andreas Hiroui Larsson, drums and percussion. Cover as usual by the brilliant designer Karin Almlöf.

Price: € 8.00

OBCD 34 Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner

OBCD 34 Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Axel DörnerMore Details

This is the second edition by the legendary Barcelona Series. Sven Åke Johansson, drums, Andrea Neumann, Innenklavier, and Axel Dörner, trumpet, each one of them contributed to change the music in the 90´s in Berlin, thus in the improvised world. One of the truly important trios in improvised music. This is an amazing new recording. Extra bonus is the cover designed by the great artist Albert Oehlen.

Price: € 13.00


Ulf Linde, piano, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, drums, A Nice Old Lade, 1959

OBCD 30More Details

Beleive it or not. This is a recording of true free jazz made in Sweden 1959. Linde those days was one of the top jazz musicians in Europe, mostly playing vibraphone. But around 1959 he had stopped being a professional musician. He used to play though with his friend artist Reuterswärd. This 3" cd contains 3 minutes freely played jazz music. The sound is fairly good, the music is amazing. An early example of free spirit in jazz.
Cover has been specially made by Hjördis Tegsell and Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd - an homage à Reuterswärd´s frineds Marcel Duchamp and Emmett Williams.
Short play but cool stuff!

Price: € 20.00


Sven-Åke Johansson & Annette Krebs, Peashot
OBCD 29More Details

Incredible recording made in Ausland, Berlin, 2009. The first issue of this important duo.

Sven-Åke Johansson on drums is one of the most original artists on the important Berlin scene. He was there from the beginning recreating music. Annette Krebs changed the way of playing guitar and electronics, thus creating a new musical universe of her own. Together you hear two utterly aware improvising musicians. Together they create a new entity. In many ways this is the essential quality of music today.

Cover art made by Karin Almlöf.

Price: € 8.00


Jakob Riis, No Denmark, feat. Christine Sehnaoui Abdelnour, Anders Lindsjö, Mats Gustafsson and Per Svensson

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Five dazzling tracks by one of the foremost masters of laptop and electronica, Danish born Jakob Riis. He performs in four duos with Sehnaoui, Lindsjö, Gustafsson and Svensson plus one solo.
I am convinced that we live in a golden age of music. It is defining time and space by redefining the very means of making music. Riis is one of its masters. His computor allows him to use the actual room as a piece of sound art; paradoxically I come to think of his mastership as a kind of found sounds, found art, transformed into art of sounds. By inviting other musicians doing the same explorations the musical space widens: Shanouis breathtaking alto, Lindsjös harsh guitar, Gustafssons masterly blown baritone and Svenssons rough sound of the electric guitar.

Price: € 8.00


  Christine Sehnaoui Abdelnour, alto saxophone, Magda Mayas, piano, Teeming Duo recording by two of the foremost musicians on the new music stage, Mayas playing in and on the piano and Sehnaoui blowing her alto as no one else. Recorded in Berlin 2009.
OBCD 28More Details

Both Sehnaoui and Mayas play acoustic music that is diametral, a space they conquerred by changing the traditonal ways of their instruments, which is nothing less than modern alchemy. Together they express a strong physical experience. Mayas is a master of sparse fragments of motion and Sehnaoui works in a flux of changing sounds. The multiple layers of their performance create a shivering moment of existence. Recorded in April 2009 in Berlin, Pappellallee by Tony Buck.

Price: € 8.00

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OBCD27 Per Svensson Intergalactic Sound Transmission

Collective impro with a lot of dynamics and force performed in Ystad Art Museum, Sweden, May 3, 2008. Perofrmance by Per Svensson, Maja Svensson, Ebbot Lundberg, Ýrr Jónasdóttir, Thomas Millroth, Mats Gustafsson, Henrik Rylander, Johnny Essing, Kent Tankred, Leif Elggren, Jakob Riis, Ulf Gertz, Amit Sen. Limited edition 300 copies.

OBCD27 Per Svensson Intergalactic Sound TransmissionMore Details

This is a recording from the opening of Per Svensson´s big exhibition in Ystad Art Museum gathering his friends and as well some of the most interesting and forceful improvisers in Sweden, performing a strong crescendo of noise and sounds growing into a hard beat and the hardcore nucleus of rock and noise. The voices and readings of Thomas Millroth and Ýrr jónasdóttir add a special quality to this magnificent and rare recording from 2008.

Price: € 8.00


Lene Grenager cello & Sofia Jernberg voice, Crochet

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Norwegian Lene Grenager is a cellist and composer, internationally known from the ensembles SPUNK and Lemur.
Swedish singer and composer Sofia Jernberg is mainly a soloist, but she also works with different groups like The New Song, Paavo and Yun Kan 10. The Swedish Academy of Music awarded her as the best jazz musician last year.
The duo builds a world of sounds, moving between raw expression and contemplative minimalism. The cello is treates as unconventionally as the voice tastes the different qualities of words and other sounds.
This is a duo making ever new discoveries in the space of sounds.
The album Crochet consists of 9 different pieces, every one of them having its own special character.
Total time is 44:14.

Price: € 8.00


Sound food, Mats Gustafsson solo 7" vinyl with booklet.

OBEP 24More Details

Listen Eat Drink, booklet with recipes by Lennart Nilsson, and an EP with solos on tenor sax by Gustafsson. Graphic form by Karin Almlöf. Limited edition in 400 copies.

Price: € 20.00



"Intergalactic Transmission"

Per Svensson


Price: € 8.00


"Radio Silence No More", Birgit Ulher, trumpet and radio

OBCD 22More Details

Sensational duos - all acoustic - between radio and trumpet.

Total time 45:50
Recorded in Ulher's apartment July/August 2007
Final Mix by Hrólfur Vagnsson
Graphic form Karin Almlöf
Produced by Olof Bright and Birgit Ulher

Price: € 8.00

OBCD 20-21

"Maja af Svea" The Sound and Art of Maja Spasova

OBCD 20-21More Details

Maja Spasova's remixes remixed by
Hans Appelqvist
Mats Gustafsson
Andrea Neumann
Per Svensson
Adriano Theel
"alpha & omega I-III"
"alpha & omega - 10"
"alpha & omega total"
"portrait gallery I-III"
"tower of laughter"
Mixed 2008, 2009 by Maja Spasova, Titan Studio Berlin, Hans Appelqvist, Mats Gustafsson, Andrea Neumann, Per Svensson, Adriano Theel
Graphic form Maja Spasova, Stenmark & Co
Produced by Maja Spasova and Thomas Millroth

Price: € 15.00


Christine Sehnaoui, Solo

OBCD 19More Details

Alto Saxophone player Christine Sehnaoui from Beirut and Paris is one of the most innovative musicians today making electronic music on acoustic instruments. The album is a sensation, recorded by Michel Waisvisz.

Price: € 8.00


Per Svensson, Sonogram

OBCD 18More Details

A retrospective CD by one of the leading sound and electronica artists in Sweden with a strong background in punk and noise.

Price: € 10.00

OBCD 16-17


OBCD 16-17More Details

Live recordings from an extraordinary music meeting in September 2006: Beyrouth+Copenhagen+Berlin+Ystad. Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj, Yaed Rassin, Charbel Haber, Bechir Saadé, Jassem Hindi meet Mats Gustafsson, Michel Waisvisz, Annette Krebs, Jakob Riis, David Stackenäs, Sven-Åke Johansson, Per Svensson, Amit Sen, Lotta Melin, Liselotte Norelius a.o.

Price: € 15.00

OBCD 14-15

Sven Åke Johansson

Moderne Nordeuropäische Dorfmusik,

Berlin Symfonie 1968 - 72.

OBCD 14-15More Details

Legendary recordings by Johansson and friends, precursor of today´s minimalistic impro. Includes 30 minutes solo by sax player Frippe Nordström.

Price: € 15.00


24 Pictures at an Exhibition

Christina Kubisch 

OBCD 13More Details

Sound work made for Ystad Art Museum, in three different mixes.

Price: € 8.00

OBCD 10/GROB 650


"Sven Åke Johansson mit dem NMUI im SO 36 ´79"

Sven Åke Johansson mit dem Nordeuropäischen Melodie- und Improvisationsorchester, Rüdiger Carl, Wolfgang Fuchs, Ernst Ludwig Petrowski, reeds, Radu Malfati, Thomas Wiedermann, trombones, Hans Reichel, Norbert Eisbrenner, guitar, violin, Marten van Regteren Altena, bass, Johansson vo, acc, dr.

OBCD 10/GROB 650More Details

One of Thurston Moore´s favorite singles is said to be Sven Åke Johansson mit dem NMUI im SO 36 ´79. Here we give you the whole session.

"I mel. F, berliner/früh um fünfe"
"II anschluss mit handtuch (0,00 - 2,20 ohne muskelkraft - very soft)"
"III Eins bis zehn minus fünf (1bis 10-5"
Total time 78:23
Recorded April 4 1979 at SO 36 in Berlin
Mastering W. Blaczejzak
Cover design by Sven Åke Johansson
Front picture by Martin Kippenberger
Produced by Felix Klopotek, GROB, and Thomas Millroth
SO 36 was a place for music in Berlin-Kreuzberg, started by the artist Martin Kippenberger. (SO 36 was the postal code to the area.) The club was visited by many strong bands like Red Krayola, Scritti Politi from New York, Kleenex from Zürich; and indeed Sven Åke Johansson´s NMUI, a band with very strong voices from the early free jazz and impro in Europe, some of them are by now legends. The music produced by the band very much mirrors the original genius of Sven Åke Johansson; melodies and hits are mixed with free improvisations, and his declamations. The music is forceful, gay and very humoristic. You will hear strong and original solos by all the musicians. Parts of this concert was first published as a 7" single in 1987 (FMP S 17), but the concert is now published in its full length. By the way, Thurston Moore has said that the NMUI-single belongs to one of his very favourite records!

Price: € 8.00



"Look at the music"

Compilation: Brötzmann, AALY, Dörner, Jim O´Rourke, Thurston Moore, Mats Gustafsson and others.

OBCD 09More Details

A compilation of music only released on this CD. In a handmade cover by Vera Ohlsson.

"Tresplantation" (Brötzmann)
Peter Brötzmann, Butch Morris, Garret List (1984)
"Unit Character" (Vandermark)
AALY: Ken Vandermark, Mats Peter Jansson, Kjell Nordeson, Conny Nimmersjö, John Essing (2001)

"Newirs" (Dörner)
Axel Dörner (2002)
"Totally Gump (Gump completist) - alternative mix by Jim O´Rourke"
Discaholics Anonymous Trio: Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore, Jim O´Rourke (2001)
Total time 57:57.
Logo Karin Almlöf
Produced by Thomas Millroth and Mats Gustafsson
1000 copies were part of the book "Look at the music - See Sound" produced by Ystad Art Museum for the festival with the same name during the second and last Kulturbro, 2002. 150 copies were produced with handmade cover by artist Vera Ohlsson during the fall 2004. Artistic producer Ann Blom.
This compilation was made for a book about improvised music and other things connected with the participants in the Look at the music festival 2002. The CD consists only of tracks that were not published elsewhere. Thus we have a genuine masterpiece by the 1984 Brötzmann-trio, a hard driving number by AALY trio including two renowned rock guitar players from the group Bob Hund, a dazzling study in electronic sounds by Berlin trumpet player Axel Dörner, and a burning, tight alternative mix of one tune by the three gentlemen of Diskaholics Anonymous.

Price: € 15.00

OBEP 06, 07, 08


Three thick 200g 7" vinyls in a handmade cardboard box.

Price 25 Euro

Price 250 Euro, with original art work, signed and numbered, 5 copies

OBEP 06, 07, 08More Details

"Trees and Truths"
Mats Gustafsson, reeds
Baritone sax
Side A
"Related rings of vibrating fibre"
Time 4:24
Side B
"Non related trees"
Time 3:56
Tenor sax
Side A
"Nordströms trä"
Time 4:11
Side B
"Transformations of one dimensioned wood"
Time 4:09
Tenor and baritone sax
Side A
"I really wish I was here (to Raymond Strid)"
Time 4:26
Side B
"Fucked up people and self centered mutations with an urge to assert themselves and nothing to say (to whom it may concern)"
Time 4:14
Recorded April 4 2002 by Olof Madsen on the Blue Tower Sound System at Ystads konstmuseum/Ystad Art Museum
Mastered by Janne Hansson and Mats Gustafsson at Atlantis Stuidos August 19 2002
Cover by Olof Madsen and Leif Elggren
Insert and stamp by Olof Madsen and Micke Keysendal
Labels and logo by Karin Almlöf
Artwork by Håkan Blomkvist
Produced by Thomas Millroth and Mats Gustafsson

Limited and numbered edition of 300 in signed boxes.
Special edition with original artwork by Håkan Blomkvist, numbered and signed in 5 copies.
All compositions by Mats Gustafsson.

These six solos were partly inspired by Håkan Blomkvists paintings. They exploit different sound of the instruments on a very low dynamic but still energetic level. Intensity does not have to do with strength. Gustafsson uses different parameters in his dialogues with his instruments, thus he very much works like the painter Blomkvist, waiting for the answer of the material, the colors, the paper, the canvas. The records were made during the Look At The Music festival in the Ystad Art Museum, part of the second and last Kulturbro festival, 2002.

Price: € 10.00

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10" vinyl

Price 15 Euro

Price special edition with handmade cover by Sven Åke Johansson, 10 signed copies, 500 Euro

OBLP 01More Details

"Usable Past"
Peter Brötzmann Trio
Peter Brötzmann, Peter Kowald, Sven Åke Johansson
"Usable Past"
Time 11:45
Recorded at Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, August 1967, for the Swedish Radio by Bosse Broberg.
Cover and design by Peter Brötzmann
Produced by Thomas Millroth and Mats Gustafsson
To write that this trio is legendary and of great importance for the shape of the improvised music to come is really an understatement. Few groups had such great impact. This trio produced for BRÖ (later on FMP) "For Adolph Sax" and was a part of the octet in "Machine Gun". "Usable past" has the same power and skill, and the record must be considered an important part of the early free jazz and improvised music. Not all new editions of old groups add something to what we already know, this edition does. Of great importance was also the artwork of Peter Brötzmann; thus we asked him also to create this cover. Sven Åke Johansson from the trio has on his own had a career not only as a musician and performer but as an artist and creator of different objects and books. Sven Åke made ten exclusive original drawings on covers for the record, which form a very special limited edition.

Price: € 18.75

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7" vinyl 33 1/3 rpm

"New York - Ystad"

Sonic Youth

OBEP 05More Details

Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Jim O´Rourke with Mats Gustafsson, reeds.
Side A
"Lightnin´ part I"
Time 5:00
Side B
"Lightnin´ part II"
Time 4:40
Recorded at Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Norway July 8 2000
Live sound Deanne Frankling
Editing Aaron Mullan
Digital audio chemistry Tim Glasgow at the Echo Canyon NYC, August 2000
All songs by Sonic Youth, published by Sonik Tooth, administred by Zomba Songs INC/BMI
Graphic form Karin Almlöf
Produced by Mats Gustafsson & Thomas Millroth
Limited edition 100 copies for Black Box + HC.
A beautiful live version of "Lightnin´" (from "NYC Ghosts & Flowers") with reedman Mats Gustafsson, who adds an extra part of energy to the tune. The record was edited when Ystad Art Museum arranged its Open Music Festival during the first Kultubro Festival.

Price: € 10.00

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7" vinyl 33 1/3 rpm

"Stockholm - Ystad"

David Stackenäs, guitar

OBEP 04More Details

Side A
"Stumble in the jungle"
Time 2:28
Side B
"Rumble in the angle"
Time 6:33
Recorded by Klas Augustsson April 8 & 9 2000, Stockholm
Graphic Form Karin Almlöf
Produced by Mats Gustafsson & Thomas Millroth
Limited edition 100 copies for Black Box + HC
David Stackenäs was, when this record was made, indeed a coming guitar player, who presented a very personal sound and attitude to improvised music. You could trace the free impro tradition with its many important string dazzlers, but you could also feel an open mind towards other kinds of music like rock. Especially in the energy, sound and pulse. Here we can listen to two brilliant solos by Stackenäs, which are a good reflection of the thrilling music this innovator of energies on the guitar produced during Open Music at the Ystad Art Museum October 2000 together with such giants as Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Loren MazzaCane Connors and many others. The record was edited when Ystad Art Museum arranged its Open Music Festival during the first Kultubro Festival.

Price: € 10.00


7" vinyl 33 1/3 rpm

"Stockholm - Ystad"

Crazy Wisdom Sound System

OBEP 03More Details

Christian Falk, Conny C Lindström
"Our pleasure indeed"
Time 7:10
Recorded mixed and produced by Christian Falk, 2000.
This track will take you for a trip in the world of sounds and music, which form a personal web.
"Copenhagen - Ystad"
Herman Müntzing, el b, home made string instruments, Martin Klapper, toys, amplified objects, tapes, mini sampler
"The random buffs take VI"
Time: 5:02
Recorded April 2 1999 at OFF-OFF Copenhagen
Edited by Mulle Holmquist

A very playful and inventive game of music by two wizards of sounds.
The record was edited when Ystad Art Museum arranged its Open Music Festival during the first Kultubro Festival.
Produced by Thomas Millroth and Mats Gustafsson
Graphic form Karin Almlöf
Limited edition 100 copies for Black Box + HC

Price: € 5.00


"Chicago - Ystad" 

"jim: computer:hotel"

Jim O´Rourke

OBCD 02More Details

"Chicago - Ystad"
"jim: computer:hotel"

Jim O´Rourke

"Track one"
"Track two"
"Track three"
"Track four"
"Track five"

Total time 47:09

Recorded and mixed by Jim O´Rourke spring 2000.
Graphic form Karin Almlöf
Produced by Mats Gustafsson and Thomas Millroth

Limited edition 100 for Black Box + HC

Computor music by Jim O´Rourke. The record was edited when Ystad Art Museum arranged its Open Music Festival during the first Kultubro Festival. To this festival Sonic Youth and Jim O´Rourke were invited separately, but in the meantime Jim became a permanent member of the group.

Price: € 15.00

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"New York - Ystad"

Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth with Mats Gustafsson, reeds.

OBCD 01More Details

"New York - Ystad"
Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth with Mats Gustafsson, reeds.

"Without Kim I"
"Without Kim II"

Total time 62:03

Recorded April 12 1999 by Wharton Tiers
Mixed May 2 2000 by Jim O´Rourke
Recorded and mixed at the Echo Canyon, NYC
Graphic form Karin Almlöf
Produced by Mats Gustafsson and Thomas Millroth
Limited edition 100 for Black Box + HC.

Heavy free rock´n roll with improvised sounds and lines by one of the most intriguing saxophones on stage today. The recorded music is one of the earliest examples of the collaboration between Mats Gustafsson and the members of Sonic Youth. The record was edited when Ystad Art Museum arranged its Open Music Festival during the first Kultubro Festival, 2000.

Price: € 10.00

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