sábado, 18 de marzo de 2017

Elliot Elliot - Sympathy Breakthrough (2017)


SYMPATHY BREAKTHROUGH

is an ambitious project with nothing but top musicians. Featuring the likes of Morgan Ågren (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai), Mats Öberg (Frank Zappa, Ale Möller), Daniel Tilling (Rigmor Gustafsson, Svante Thuresson, Victoria Tolstoy), Andreas Hellqvist (Claes Jansson, Barbara Hendricks), Mattias Ståhl (Georg Riedel, Per Texas Johansson) and Stockholm strings (Brian Wilson, First Aid Kit, Titiyo, Håkan Hellström).

With surprising combinations of instruments, like the special meeting between David Eriksson's keyed fiddle and double-bass, Rhodes, drums and pedal steel in the song, "Glöm Inte Skogen (Don't forget the forest)".  

The album includes a huge church's organ in "Goda Minnen Evigt liv (Good memories Eternal life", vibraphone in "Otillgänglighetens Ö (Unavailable island)" as well as the berimbau in the last track, "Curious and Comfortable".

Morgan Ågren ́s funky drums, brass section and Farfisa organ open the album and lead it towards a happy climax, like there’s no tomorrow.

The characteristics of Elliot Elliot's music is a fearless movement between genres and a wide emotional range. The album holds creative ideas, subtlety, sensitivity and confidence.

”Sympathy Breakthrough”, the album title epitomizes the moment when compassion wins. The term describes the psychological phenomenon where an attacker, face to face with his opponent, chooses not to kill.


SYMPATHY BREAKTHROUGH
Drums, Percussion / Morgan Ågren
Rhodes / Mats Byström
Silver flute / Jens Filipsson
Trumpet / Jonas Lindeborg
Saxophone / Andreas Andersson
Bass / Kristofer Krydda Sundström
Extra Guitar / Calle Löfmarck
Pandeiro, Berimbau / Lasse Tillberg Galsgaard
Tamborim, Caixa / Ola Bothzén

Triangle / Andreas Ekstedt

GLÖM INTE SKOGEN
Keyed fiddle / David Eriksson
Double-bass / Josef Karnebäck
Rhodes / Mats Byström
Pedal Steel / Calle Löfmarck
Drums / Morgan Ågren

GÅ VILSE TILLSAMMANS
Accordion / Leif Ottosson
Cello / Christian Hörgren

GODA MINNEN EVIGT LIV
Church organ / Hanna Sandman Recorded in Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm Sweden

OTILLGÄNGLIGHETENS Ö
Double-bass / Josef Karnebäck
Strings / Stockholm Strings
Drums / Morgan Ågren
Vibraphone / Mattias Ståhl

HAMMONDNATT
Drums / Morgan Ågren
Hammond / Andreas Hellkvist
Recorded live in PorkSausage Studios, Stockholm Sweden

LIGHT HAS NO SHADOW
Grand piano / Daniel Tilling
Drums / Morgan Ågren
Double-bass / Anders Johnsson
Electric bass / Ove Andersson
Handclap / Gustav Vasa kammarkör, (recorded in Gustav Vasa kyrka)

SOM EN BROR

TRÄDEN MOLNEN MARKEN
Clarinet, Bass clarinet / Andreas Andersson
Euphonium, Trombone, Bass trombone / Staffan Findin

CURIOUS AND COMFORTABLE
Violin, Cello / Mukryan Abubakr
Rhodes, Organ / Mats Byström
Bass clarinet / Björn Jansson
Drums / Morgan Ågren
Cuica / Tiago Loei
Synth solo / Mats Öberg
Berimbau / Lasse Tillberg Galsgaard

Mixed by: Magnus Andersson Lagerqvist
Album photo: Stellan Herner