For Ingar Gustavsson

by Johan G Winther

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I’ve been friends with Johan Gustavsson for a long while now - first through his music as Tsukimono (glitchy noisy drone dreamy electronics stuff that somehow stayed undiscovered by too many people) on labels such as Mechanized Mind and Komplott. Later on I organized some gigs for his instrumental rock band called Scraps of Tape. Some time ago Johan found a battered cd-r with old recordings he made for his grandmother, playing them to a couple of friends (who some of you might know: Nils Frahm & Peter Broderick) - who encouraged him to do something with those beautiful recordings. After some months of thinking and tinkering he finally sent me “For Ingar Gustavsson”. A lengthy album, humble, restrained and precise and with a lot of respect. Imagine Arvo Pärt as a bedroom musician, laptop processing his Für Alina pieces with the same understanding and confidence that he originally composed them. Stretching them out into wise, vast wintry landscapes. Embracing life/eternity like only the elderly can. You never fell asleep so calmly.

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released August 1, 2012

released 01 August 2012
Performed, Recorded & Arranged in Hässleholm and Gothenburg, Sweden during 2001-2003 and in 2011 by J.G.W.

Mastered by Nils Frahm at Durton Studios, Berlin

Graphic Design And Photography by Z&W, www.zwartenwit.com

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