released 08 April 2013
recorded ,mixed and mastered 1990 by Matts Backman
Tors Hammare/Thor's Hammer // The Fish Suite
// cat.nr. brako 1221
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About 35 years ago, the group Tors Hammare/Thor's Hammer was formed. It is a constellation that has fanatically clung to the premise that the music of the collective is more important than its combined components. Everyone or no-one is the soloist.
Jonny Wartel and Lars Larsson - woodwinds;
Gunnar Backman - guitar
Pål Christensson - double bass:
Henrik Wartel on drums.
They excavate, in the cellars of their minds, a music that is curious and experimental. This music uses the breadth and width of tonality, timbre, and their special "cupboard" of sounds.
"Melancholic without any categorical statments. The intensity is below the surface. it invites one to listen without pre-judgement."
"This is very gifted music that communicates with its audiences and is filled of joy and musicality. The musicians seem to have total control over their means of expression."