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Jon Lipscomb

Guitarist/improviser and audio engineer from Baltimore based in Malmö. With a heavy emphasis on free improv, rock, noise and free jazz, he has performed in the U.S.A. and Europe and has collaborated and improvised with Brandon Lopez, Jarrett Gilgore, Anders Lindsjö, Wendel Patrick, Ole Mofjell, Jaimie Branch, Ian McColm, Amirtha Kidambi, Dave Treut, Anais Blondet, Jason Nazary, Sam Weinberg, Andrew Smiley, Luke Stewart, Zach Rowden, Kurt Kotheimer, Sam Ospovat, Chris Pistiokios, Nick Jozwiak, Ola Rubin and Anders Uddeskog. Projects include Loplop, The Invisible Party, Pantagruelian Quintet, Swedish Fix, Lipscomb Quartet, Whoarfrost, Reina Terror, Windhorse, Start Again Ensemble, ad hoc and solo improvisation.


LOPLOP (CD by Gotta Let It Out Records) "Loplop is a collaboration of Jon Lipscomb (guitar), Dan Peter Sundland (bass) and Ole Mofjell (drums). Mofjell is a Norwegian drummer we know from Emmeluth’s Amoeba and The Big Yes. Lipscomb is an American guitarist based in Malmö, Sweden operating in the fields of improvisation, noise and experimental rock. Norwegian performer Dan Peter Sundland we met on the album by Allemano’s Ohrensmaus Trio. Considering their backgrounds this could be an interesting release, and listening to their debut album it was immediately evident that we are dealing here with a very explosive trio, that is on a very exciting and original mission. In five tracks they concentrated all their energy and ideas. In this exhausting tour de force they are in a constant and tireless interaction they never take a break. A high energy unit of a very original free rock extravaganza. That is surely due to guitarist Lipscomb who performs with a rock attitude and has a vicious style. In the opening of ‘The Mephi‘, he demonstrates very far out playing, blending noise and blues and reminding me of Chadbourne’s improv madness. Bass player Sundland has a very idiosyncratic and personal style that was already evident on his collaboration with Allemano. Mofjell has ideas and alternatives for every mad situation they are engaged in. All three are very capable and moveable players, who can easily switch, accelerate and whatever is needed to channel their creative eruptions. They interact with great mutual understanding and eagerness what makes their hectic and eccentric manoeuvres very solid and focused. In contrast with their intense and noisy improvisations there also moments where their playing is more subdued and intimate like in the first part of ‘Modgud’. They keep things rough and unpolished what make their improvisations rooted and down to earth. This is a stimulating and convincing debut and for sure one of my highlights for this year." (Vital Weekly)

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Conscious Without...

Relative Pitch Records



Gotta Let It Out


The Invisible Party

Chant Records


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