The last few months I’ve been working on new art and music, recording a new album with my band Blessings and some other stuff. Nothing ready to release yet, but there will be new things coming during the year. Hopefully also one or two exhibitions of my visual work.
Take care, J.
In February my new LP entitled “Troubled Morrows” sees the light of day on kalligrammofon, but you can already listen to
the track “Patient, Friend” over at soundcloud.
The album was recorded in 2009-2010 and is much lighter in tone than my
latest releases, and revolves around/handles themes of dread, angst and anticipation of amongst other things fatherhood.
Vocals, fingerpicked guitar and acoustic drones…it’s by far the most accessible album I’ve made I think. I hope you like it.
Here’s a few new works from the last couple of months. Most of these are already sold.
Please contact me first if you want to use these pictures somewhere. That goes for all the pictures on this blog. Thank you.
I am incredibly proud about releasing this album and being a small part of the
the fantastic idea/vision of Wim Maesschalck’s that is Slaapwel.
The hard work and creativity of both Wim and of Tom ten Voorde who made the artwork and layout
has been totally inspiring and astounding to see. Thank you guys so much!
More info here.
From Slaapwel’s website:
For Ingar Gustavsson by Johan G. Winther
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.
CD comes in our traditional Stumptown Arigato Pak + stitched picture, with one-of-a-kind xeroxed/screenprinted artwork by Tom ten Voorde and custom made cd slip case. Click below for pictures.
Also released at the same time is “Sleep Paths” by Seaworthy. Do not miss out on this release!
Here is a nice collage of the releases by Wim:
The single “Dränkstenen/Vanmakten” from my upcoming 10″ entitled “Dränkstenen” on Vintermusik
is now available as a free download. Go on and get it!