Monday, April 18, 2011

News about e.s.t.

Last Friday at the Electric Fetus record store in Minneapolis, I picked up a copy of Magnus Ostrom's new CD, Thread of Life. Am looking forward very much to listening.

From B.H. Hopper Management in London:

On Saturday April 23 the tremendously popular cultural program “ARTE Metropolis” (France and Germany) will show a special report about Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund featuring their new bands and album projects. It can be accessed online via the arte TV website for seven days following the broadcast.

Magnus Öström has just recently released his debut album as a leader “Thread of Life”, which has been praised by the critics and entered the pop album charts in Germany and Sweden in March. Magnus will tour with his new band featuring Andreas Hourdakis (g), Gustav Karlöf (p) and Thobias Gabrielsson (b) throughout the rest of the year.

Dan Berglund´s TONBRUKET will release their second album on May 25 called “Dig it to the End” on ACT. TONBRUKET have extensively toured Europe in 2010 and will hit the USA and Canada for the first time in June this year. Further European touring will continue in autumn of this year. The new album consists of original material only and all members of the band, Johan Lindström (g), Martin Hederos (p) and Andreas Werliin (dr) have contributed.

Both Dan and Magnus, will perform with their bands, but also together in a special project with Pat Metheny at this year´s “Jazz Baltica” festival in the North of Germany on July 2nd. All three shows will be recorded by German TV “3SAT” and will be broadcasted later in the year.

Magnus Öström is also scheduled to appear with his band on the Slovenian TV-show “Brane Ronchel: From the Backstage” performing a full set with material from the “Thread of Life” album. The recording will take place on May 4 at Studio 1 of TV Slovenija and will be broadcasted live.

Other highlights in 2011 include:

Magnus Öström
23.05. Live in Paris at the New Morning
14.07. Live in Vienna at the Rathausplatz Open Air

Dan Berglund´s TONBRUKET
23.05. Release show at Stockholm´s Nalen premiering material from the new album “Dig it to the End”
15.07. Performance at legendary Hultsfred festival in Sweden

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