Songs frome Elsewhere

Duo recordings by
Sven-Åke Johansson (vocals) and Simon James Phillipps (piano) made in 2017 in SÅJ's studio Berlin 

Side A
Blitz und Isabella Nr. 2
Karamellsocken
Headed Trough
Kabbalistensterne
Red D Gypsum

Side B
Regnvädersgubben
Tio och Tjim nr. 2
Vogelbeers Vogel
Vor Vorgestern
Wedelings Hurrarufe

"Simon arrived in my studio with songs by Jean Sibelius to try out. However, being bad at singing from sheet music, I wasn't quite able to perform them as intended. So we instead went for an improvisational approach, using existing texts of mine and, in parts, of his as the basis for our performances and recordings. The two voices are contrapuntal, the piano cannot really be called the accompaniment, it is almost autonomous: more melody than accompaniment." (Sven-Åke Johansson)

Photos by Sven-Åke Johansson 1970-1974
LP edition of 300 in gatefold sleeve, including printed inner sleeve with lyrics 
Edition Telemark 864.08, 2019
www.edition-telemark.de