sound & art by J.G.W

New Release: Field Hollers 2000-2010 Free Mp3 Compilation + more coming

Today is a good day. A “best of…” sort of release of my first 10 years as tsukimono is released via the wonderful It’s A Trap.
The compilation is a free download, so head on over there and get it!
The idea for it all wasn’t mine, but came from my closest friend David C Sjöberg, who always has been a great supporter of mine when it comes to music. Always there to give me good and insightful thoughts and pointers regarding music, art and life in general…a true friend.

I had this idea; my idea was this collection.
This collection presents the music of
Johan Gustavsson made under the Tsukimono moniker. It’s meant to work as a “beginner’s guide” as well as a testament to Tsukimono‘s first 10 years as an artist. I hope you enjoy this free-music as much as I have through the years, and I hope it can inspire you, as a listener, to delve deeper into the vast Tsukimono catalogue. There’s a plethora of greatness to choose from and making selections for this compilation wasn’t an easy task.

Wise men say only fools rush in. Some other wise man (still could’ve been Elvis though) has also said something to the effect of: Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it’s a very stupid thing to do. And regarding this album, letting the music speak for itself is surely the wisest thing to do.

Finally, just these words about Johan:
I’ve been close to a lot of people in my life, I’ve admired and loved quite a few, but
Johan Gustavsson is the only man I’ve ever truly respected.

// David C Sjöberg – Cultural Theoretician and Conceptual Artist, 2010.

It’s a Trap! is proud to present our latest netrelease: Tsukimono – “Field hollers 2000 – 2010”[IAT.MP3.015]
Curated, compiled and notated by David C Sjöberg, as quoted above, and featuring cover art by the artist himself, Mr. Johan Gustavsson.

I’ve known Johan for a number of years now and am ecstatic to continue my association with him, both as a friend and as a label. As with many artists in the experimental music scene, Tsukimono‘s discography is vast, varied and quite intimidating to the unindoctrinated outsider — this collection serves as a much-welcome introduction to the man and his music. Organized thematically and not by release date, as you will read in David’s superb and extensive liner notes“Field hollers” aims to reduce the difficulty in approaching sometimes difficult music and succeeds beautifully. As much as I’d like to take credit for it, all must go to David and Johan for putting this collection together; I merely serve as the host. Much love to both of them and may we all enjoy the fruits of their labors.

/Avi Roig, It’s A Trap

I will also release a new split 7″ with Peter Broderick in October via the fantastic A Tenderversion Recording and I will also join Peter on a tour in October. I will join Peter onstage and I will also play solo at selected locations.


10/10 – Roepaen, Ottersum (NL)
10/12 – Steinbruch, Duisburg (GER) *
10/13 – Sint Elisabeth Church, Gent (BEL) *
10/14 – Muziekpodium, Bakkeveen (NL)
10/15 – Ko d’oooor, Middelburg (NL)
10/16 – St Giles, London (UK) *
10/18 – St Mary Church, Brighton (UK) *
10/19 – Academy, Manchester (UK) *
10/20 – Pavillion, Cork (EIR) *
10/21 – Harmonic Series @ Workman’s Club, Dublin (EIR) *
10/22 – Cube, Bristol (UK) *
10/23 – South Street Arts Centre, Reading (UK) *
10/24 – Supersonic Festival, Brimingham (UK)
10/25 – tba, Arras (FRA)
10/26 – tba, Paris (FRA)
10/28 – Treibhaus, Luzern (CH)
10/30 – Schauburg, Dresden (GER)
10/31 – Haus 73 (Saal), Hamburg (GER)
(* includes tsukimono solo-shows)

More soon, take care friends.


2 responses

  1. simon

    i really enjoy your work, it sounds great. but will you ever play in stockholm? it seems that since i moved from germany to stockholm that i actually see fewer swedish bands playing live, which is not how it should be …
    take care,

    November 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    • timecanvas

      I will come and play sometime during 2011, I did play there last december…at the NMFHU-Festival. If there’s
      another year of that coming up I hope to get invited back up!

      About seeing fewer swedish bands here, that’s for sure. We often play more in Germany and Europe than here at home.
      On my recent Eu-trip with tsuki I think I played as many shows in 3 weeks abroad as I have done here in Sweden in the last 5-8 years. :/

      Thanks for listening and take care!

      November 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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