I’m happy to announce that the Swedish Arts Council is supporting Thymeshift+Amsler for 2019. We’re grateful and prepared to create some new sick music. Our current plan is to finish mixing and mastering our newly recorded album. Hopefully it will be out soon! We also have a fall tour in the pipe so stay tuned!
Thymeshift + Amsler has been on the road for an intense week performing at different venues around Sweden. Besides playing regular concerts, we’ve been doing some really fun workshops with students at different stages in their musical development. The common theme for the workshops has been improvisation. Everybody can improvise in music, it’s no different than improvising in your everyday life. We make split second decisions all the time everyday and we can do the same in music. It doesn’t need to have anything to do with playing the “right” scales or notes. It’s a mindset! We had some really rewarding moments with the students during the week. Fun, fun, fun!
Also worth mentioning is that we’ve now completed our forthcoming album. We spent 2 days at Studio Zen in Gothenburg recording several new tunes. We’re stoked about this. It will be a great album, maybe there’s material for a double album. We’ll see!
Finally, look out for our last shows on this tour!
September 29th, 7pm, we’re playing @ Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm, Sweden
October 6th, 2pm, we’re playing @ Hagakyrkan in Gothenburg, Sweden
November 1st, THE SONIC E “Dope Regards” (Simlas 011)
In the fall of 2014, the Swedish Improrockjazzoutfit Thymeshift merged with DJ/bassist/producer Jonas Färnlöf under the name of The Sonic E to explore and to some extent wipe out computer/human boundaries in a creative music creation process. Synchronized computers, venturous improvisations and innovative outsidetheboxthinking. The band worked intensively during the year and met regularly at Jonas cabin/studio in Västerås (not to be confused with Westeros) to test, develop and customize the music. The live-premiere took place in April 2015 and the band played half a dozen concerts before they went into Studio Västerås and immortalized it all. The recorded part of the project has been slowly matured and processed leading to this final result.
The Sonic E proudly presents: ”Dope Regards”. Don’t be squared…be Grabbed from Beyond!
Thomas Gunillasson – guitars, laptop
Jonas Färnlöf – voice, bass, percussion, laptop
Johan Björklund – drums, percussion, laptop
Thomas Backman – altosaxophone, clarinet, flute, voice, laptop
Thymeshift Elektronix had a “get together” again! We are now in the process of planning new workshops around Sweden in 2017 and 2018. Our mission is to present new ways of incorporating digital tools into the music education process for swedish elementary schools. We are stoked!
Now it’s official. The Thymeshift + Amsler project had its kick off the other day. We spent three days in Gothenburg rehearsing new tunes for the project. Not did we only rehearse, we hung out a lot, had good food and drinks and enjoyed each others company. Really looking forward to touring with these beautiful people! Besides me, Thymeshift + Amsler consists of Katrine Amsler, Thomas Backman and Johan Björklund. We will be touring Sweden in march-april 2017. Stay tuned!