Sven-Åke Johansson & Simon James Phillips
Songs From Elsewhere
Edition Telemark
Edition of 300, gatefold sleeve, printed innersleeve
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1Blitz Und Isabella Nr. 2 3:41
2Tjo Och Tjim Nr. 2 4:55

Duo recordings by Sven-Åke Johansson (vocals) and Simon James Phillips (piano), made in 2017 in Johansson's studio in Berlin.

"Simon arrived in my studio with songs by Jean Sibelius to try out. However, being bad at singing from sheet music, I wasn't quite able to perform them as intended. So we instead went for an improvisational approach, using existing texts of mine and, in parts, of his as the basis for our performances and recordings. The two voices are contrapuntal, the piano cannot really be called the accompaniment, it is almost autonomous: more melody than accompaniment." (Sven-Åke Johansson)

Simon James Phillips is an Australian composer and pianist working in the contexts of classical, experimental, and improvisational music. Sven-Åke Johansson is a Swedish percussionist and performer in the circles of fine arts, new music, and free improvisation. Both live and work in Berlin.

LP edition of 300 in gatefold sleeve, including printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

Full tracklisting: A1 Blitz und Isabella Nr. 2 A2 Karamellsocken A3 Headed Through A4 Kabbalistensterne A5 Red D Gypsum B1 Regnvädersgubben B2 Tjo och Tjim Nr. 2 B3 Vogelbeers Vogel B4 Vor Vorgestern B5 Wedelings Hurrarufe