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Natural Artefacts: California Connection

Read "California Connection" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Keyboardist Susanna Lindeborg and her Swedish band-mates form a bond with San Francisco Bay Area musicians, percussionist and electronics performer Gino Robair and electronics denizen Tim Perkis on this venturesome set recorded live at UC Berkeley and in the studio. As the Natural Artefacts band originated when Lindeborg and her longtime musical partner, saxophonist Ove Johansson collaborated with fellow countryman, composer and electronics ace Per Anders Nilsson. Many of these pieces are titled after California bridges that underscore ...

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Susanna Lindeborg: Time Sign

Read "Time Sign" reviewed by Matthew Wuethrich

On Time Sign Susanna Lindeborg’s Mwendo Dawa has made one big mess. Depending on how clean a person you are, this could be good or bad. If you like to shove all sorts of timbral colors, rhythms, sonic textures and loose song structures into the closet, then open it and see what floods out, then this record is for you.

“Mwendo Dawa" is Swahili for “the way to a special goal," and Time Sign reaches for an ecstatic ...

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Susanna Lindeborg's Mwendo Dawa: Time Sign

Read "Time Sign" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

“Mwendo Dawa,” this Swedish group’s press kit informs me, means “the way to a special goal” in Swahili. On the evidence presented by Time Sign, their “special goal” is to create some of the thorniest, most vertiginous fusion out there today. In this they succeed, with sometimes thrilling results. The difficulty of some of the music, however, may make it as incomprehensible to some listeners as, well, Swahili.

Mwendo Dawa is led by keyboardist Susanna Lindeborg, who, ...

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Susanna Lindeborg & Ove Johansson - Duo: Structures

Read "Structures" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

On Structures, tenor saxophonist and exponent of the EWI (electronic wind instrument) Ove Johansson performs a series of semi-free and at times, structured pieces with his longtime associate, keyboardist and compatriot Ms. Susanna Lindeborg. Here, Johansson’s hard, yet fluid blowing counterbalances Ms. Lindeborg’s Euro-classical and jazz-based articulations behind the keys.

The opener, a composition titled “Stage 13” subliminally references that now familiar ECM-ish sound complete with ethereal EFX treatments, a smidgen of reverb and Johansson’s acerbic and somewhat propulsive sax ...


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