Sven-Åke Johansson – Grau Grün Welk Satt LP



Percussion solo recorded at SÅJ Studio, 2017. Fullcolour cover housed inside embossed cardboard slipcase.

“You can hit beats so that they betray an intention – through accentuation or emphasis. Or you can hit them so that they seem mechanical, devoid of intention, a pure pulse, as in much minimalist music. Both possibilities abound in different genres. But there is also a third one, and that is what Sven-Åke Johansson has concerned himself with again and again: to hit so as to produce one or several accents, or in any case traces of intention, and then to frame them by means of repetition and regularity so that the intention as such fades and appears as a regular, planned part of a now quasi-mechanical process.”
– Diedrich Diederichsen


> Sven-Åke Johansson