The Swedish guitarplayer David Härenstam on this follower-up to his success album "The Bard" (on nosag records) here collaborates with a wide spectre of artists, including from "down under" singer/songwriter Sophie Moleta and strikingly odd improvisation band Tinnitus Therapi Trip. The mix is an unpredictable Härenstam collection of turns and secrets and surpizes - carrying lyrical whispering as well as ear-alarming ultra noice and gags. And when it is all over... it is not!

David Härenstam; Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
and all musical arrangements. (
Sophie Moleta; Vocals
Jonny Wartel; Tenor saxophone, sopranino, pocket trumpet,
bamboo flute, ney, piccolo clarinet, horn, duptki, gabbgobbi, shenai
and live loops
Håkan Johansson; Accordion
Lars Hammarteg; Percussion
Malin-My Nilsson; Violin
Kristoffer Eng; Bass
Gunnar Backman; Virtual fretted and fretless guitar, live loops
and live delays
Michelle Collins; Vocals on EmbrABCeable you
Henrik Wartel; Drums


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David Härenstam Band: Willow pattern

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Värmlands Folkblad: "(---) delightful. We are sitting there, in the shadow under the trees, listening to David playing the guitar, Sophie Moleta sings and the accordeon playing from Håkan Johansson makes us believe we are in Argentine. As a whole it is totally brilliantly played and sung... David´s acoustical guitar playing has a transparent shine, just listen how he makes his very own the very ofte played La Cumparsita, or the Silhouette by Lars Gullin, a breathtaking beauty with guitar, accordeon and bass, or the very fine version of Bob Dylan´s Bucket of rain... David Härenstam is a totally shining guitarist, totally regardless the ways of expression."

Stockholm City: "(---)Cheeky mix of musical styles! Who cares about genres anymore? Not the guitarist David Härenstam, who with youthful cheek blends jazz, classical, folk, and world music. And gets it to swing."

SvD: "(---)The guitarist David Härenstam is refreshingly unpredictable. He is classically trained, and a couple of years ago he released the chamber music CD ”The bard” with among others the violinists Nils-Erik Sparf and Anders Inge, containing newly written music by for example Mauro Godoy, Eberhard Eyser, and Christer Karlberg. And now, he releases a jazz CD that contains more than just jazz. Piazzolla, Gullin, Mulligan, Gershwin, Dylan, Härenstam—the repertoire can appear paradoxical, but the groove is consistent. Here, the fresh wind of boundlessness blows in every way, with recordings from studios in Perth, Wellington, London, Stockholm, and the Western Swedish town of Kil. ”Featuring Sophie Moleta & Tinnitus Therapy Trip,” the subtitle of the CD, presents Härenstam’s sextet: a jazz singer along with a both wild and sophisticated experimental music group. Some of the more lyrical and sensitive tracks are Piazzolla’s ”Oblivion” (guitar, violin, accordion),”La cumparsita” (guitar), and Dylan’s ”Buckets of rain” (Sophie Moleta, song/ whistling and Härenstam, guitar). "


1.Pont des Arts (Sophie Moleta) 4´20
2.Oblivion (Astor Piazzolla) 4´04
3.Willow pattern (Sophie Moleta) 5´19
4.Whatever it is, I am against it! (David Härenstam) 6´05
5.Kangaroo Gully (Sophie Moleta) 3´30
6.La Cumparsita (Gerardo Matos Rodriguez) 3´04
7.Silhoutte (Lars Gullin) 5´05
8.Don’t drink and drive or Line for Lyons (Gerry Mulligan) 3´11
9.EmbrABCeable you (George Gershwin)
featuring Tinnitus Therapi Trip
10.Seglats (Gunnar Backman) featuring Tinnitus Therapi Trip 8´08
11.Buckets of rain (Bob Dylan) 3´09
Total: 62´40

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