KM019 | Jonsson & Alter – Olidan

Jonsson/Alter – the new project from Henrik Jonsson (Porn Sword Tobacco/Gunnar Jonsson) & Joel Alter (Joel Alter/Jor-el), take house music in new magic directions.

There has been a lot of talk about a Nordic house sound lately. When Jonsson/Alter enters the arena, they nail it. Spot on.

It all started with some old synthesizers and the will to play. Jonsson and Alter met in Gothenburg, Sweden, years ago. In 2010 they found themselves being neighbors in Berlin, Neue Köln. One day Jonsson went over to Alter, checking out some abandoned synthesizers Alter found in the streets. A jam session started that has not yet ended.

Surrounded by the wild nature of the Göta River, this is where Jonsson and Alter seek their inspiration. The drama of the swirling live recorded organs and synths create house music that lurks of Northern myths. The second track on the a-side is Orgelpunkten, a free musical improvisation of Swedish poet and mystery man Gunnar Ekelöf.

On the b-side the track Jätten follows. The dance and funk is very present in the great bassline but the floating cords and melodies still take you far away into space. In a better world, Jätten would be a hit record.

Jonsson has a long history of record making and is the musician behind projects like Porn Sword Tobacco, Stress Assassin and Gunnar Jonsson. His track Morgonånga was voted one of the best tracks of 2010 by MNML SSGS and the track Massagerutin 1 still blow minds. Alter also has long release history, with records out record on labels such as Minus, Gigolo and Room With A View.   Recently Joel had a minor hit with the track I Feel You, out on Bass Culture.

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KM019A1000

  • Artists: Jonsson & Alter
  • Title: Olidan
  • Label: Kontra-Musik Records
  • Format:  vinyl 12” + digital
  • Cat.No.: km019
  • Release dates: 110525
  • Digital Release date: 11060