It has been quite awhile since I updated this. I have been to busy working with music. I got a lot going on and I have had some exciting cuts in Japan. In June I had co-written a song with the Japanese artist Sayaka Shionoya which released it as an A-side single. Very proud of that one. In July the Japanese band Hey! Say! JUMP released their album which went straight up to #1 in the WORLD and I co-wrote and produced a song on that album.
Lately I have also been working a lot on writing for the new Opus Symbiosis album. It is tricky but fun. It will be a concept album of 70 minutes of proggish music.
It has been a long time since I made an updated here. Well, here we go.
-In February I was invited to the Magnuficient Camp in Stockholm. I spent one week there writing songs with the elite. I am so happy that I got invited and got to work with such inspiring people. I got to meet both new and old songwriting friends. Good times!
– In March I played two gigs and and went in the studio with the slovakian guitarist David Kollar. Our band is called KSN (Kollar , Sågfors & Nordlund ). We´ll play in Europe in 2016.
– We are planning a tour in Germany and Czech Republic in August with Hipster Slayer. We have already booked several shows and more are coming. Looking very much forward to it! So, come on down and watch us kick som ass on the stage in das Germany und Czech Republic!
In November I was in Tokyo as a member of Sugar House Publishing writing and producing. I had a really good time. Also had time to test some exotic food. Here in the picture you can see me learning to eat with chopsticks. With me I have Manaka Suzuk,i a great successful songwriter in Japan and Hide Nakamura, the boss of Soundgraphics. Great people!
A few months ago the Slovakian guitarist and film music composer David Kollar made contact with me. We started planning some gigs in Finland. For you who don´t know who David Kollar is, go check him out.
This is what Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson said about him:
“David in particular is one of the most innovative and driven young guitarists on the scene today. An interesting combination of Eastern European classical influences, Jazz, ambient, techno, IDM, trippy heavy blues rock mixed with eastern folk styles, Played on a homemade guitar through a quirky combination of pedals and effects he attains a one-of-a-kind sound. I know critics often like to put music into categories but with David’s music that’s very difficult to do. ”
If you´d like to see him Live in Finland you should be ready to book in som dates in your schedule now.
March 19th Workshop , Campus Allegro, Jakobstad.
March 19th (same night), Thursday Jazz, O´learys Jakobstad
March 20th Doo Bop Club, Vaasa
March 21th TBA
I will be playing David Kollar and on drums we will have Toni Nordlund. It is going to be epic and fun. Looking forward to it!
This is a little update what´s going on right now with my bands and projects:
– We are writing some really cool songs with Opus Symbiosis for the upcoming album.
– We are planning a Germany/EU tour next summer with Hipster Slayer.
– I am planning a mini tour in Finland with the Slovakian guitarist David Kollar. In March.
– I am planning to make a solo album.
I was one week in Tokyo in the beginning of November. It was a great trip. A busy week of songwriting and producing. I went there with Janne Hyöty. A great experience, my first time in Japan. I worked with a lot of great songwriters. I met lovely people with natural kindness in there personalities. So polite and friendly people. I wish to go to Tokyo again. We stayed at a studio in Yakumo, Setagaya-ku.
In the picture you can see the studio and that is also where we lived.
The weather was awesome!