STÅLVERK

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Alpha Mound - Hyperbolic
MC/MP3

MC/MP3 | 2019

1. Inversion
2. Orbs
3. Symmetrey (One)
4. Rotational Tangle
5. Apart
6. Symmetry (Two)

Multi-instrumentalist Alpha Mound is back with six tracks of warm, friendly and spacious electronic sounds recorded 2018. Each track is accompanied by visuals created by the artist himself, available on YouTube.

SSD-001
Transient Things - Stålverk Sample Disk 001
WAV

WAV | 2019

This is Stålverk’s first installment in the new series of sample packs. The concept is centered around the amount of data that would fit on a machine in the early days of sampling, 1.44MB (the size of a High Density Diskette).
The samples are provided license free from Transient Things Sound. The download contains all the building blocks you’d need to make a track – instruments, percussion and sound effects.
Feel free to get creative, let us hear your results.

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[krig] - Andas EP
MP3

MP3 | 2019

Remixes from upcoming album “ofullkomligheten” By [krig].
Remixes by 272, Alpha Mound and M.B.K

Tracklist:
1. Ofullkomligheten (272 Kick Drum Mix)
2. Ofullkomligheten (Alpha Mound Remix)
3. Ofullkomligheten (M.B.K. Remix)

STAL-145
Tidsrymd - I juliaskan
MP3

MP3 | 2019

1. I juliaskan
2. Dagvild
3. Sinnesro

I juliaskan was inspired by the forest fires of 2018 and the upcoming climate disaster. The songs are sparse melodic melancholy tracks with a sound palette that evokes ambient, but these are actually concise melodic tracks. German 70s bands like Cluster and Tangerine Dream come to mind. But with the whole EP under 9 minutes, it still has a somewhat punk rock approach.

Johan Ohlsson has been active in the music scenes of Sandviken and Gothenburg since the start of Stålverk and contributed to projects like Incognito Pop, Rodna, Lust and Asfalt. This is his debut under the solo moniker Tidsrymd.

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Lo - Ett år med kemisk obalans
MC/MP3

MC/MP3 | 2018

A1. Stämning
A2. Kollaps
B1. Introspektion
B2. Uttoning

Originally recorded in 2014 and mixed in 2017. Mastered on analog tape by Alpha Mound. Concept art (Lo mask) by [krig].

The chemical imbalance theory of mental illnesses such as anxiety and depressive disorders, has been widely criticized by pshychological research but remains in the popular consciousness and as a basis for treatments. Medicine, prescribed or otherwise, may actually cause a chemical imbalance though, and that is the subject of the music on this tape.

“The skeleton to these tracks came when I worked a lot with samples, weird sounds like those of Sun Ra, The Residents, world music records and “found” sounds. I wanted to get away a bit from the 4/4 beats of the Stålverk 12”-es but not go ambient either, maybe find the space in between. Mixing them some years later, I had found a working method by doing various remixes, where I like to compress the sound or squeeze it together and then fill the void with static, to make the music sound far away, that is the sound I always had in my head. (Lo Olle in 2018)”

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LoMaria - Världen är vår
MC/MP3

MC/MP3 | 2018

A1. För få av oss / Åskan
A2. Tystnaden
A3. Mörkret förstår
B1. Faller
B2. Vi är en storm
B3. Tiden står still

First cassette by LoMaria. It contains elements of deep dubby electronics, synth pop and shoegaze soundscapes with Marias strong and emotive voice balanced by Olles dark mumble. The songs are mixed together like a DJ set in 112 bpm. It was mastered on analog tape by Joakim Westlund and contains artwork by Ivan Eriksson and a cover photo by Susana Santa-Marta.

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STAL-C30
Alpha Mound - Mesopic
MC/MP3

MC/MP3 | 2017

1. Lodestone
2. Kuddas Molnberg
3. Sparks
4. Event Data
5. The Ninth Son of the Hurricane
6. John Frum
7. Eulogy
8. Gentle Doomsayer

The second cassette release on Stålverk from Alpha Mound. This time it is a eight track album of downtempo beats and ambient textures. Also some strong melody and song crafting on these instrumental tracks. Alpha Mound is the solo project of studio wiz Joakim Westlund, member of bands like The Entire Cast and Aerial and mastering mastermind for labels like Stålverk and Lamour.

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KRIG-LP-001
[Krig] - The Future Sound of Sandviken
LP

LP | 2016

The Future Sound of Sandviken is the defining release for [krig] and contains four tracks of dark rhythmic dub infused post-electronic sounds. [krig] is an artistic expression consisting of music and other art forms that offers a glimpse into a different universe but also tries to physically manifest this [krig] universe in the “Real World”. If you have seen their live shows or art shows you know what this means.

Tracklist:
A1: Slaggstensdub
A2: Storstadsupprepning
B1: Frihetsdisco
B2: Revolutionsdub

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STAL-144
Citadel Red - Kairos
MP3

MP3 | 2016

1. Anhedonia
2. Wilderbeest
3. Dust Settles
4. Anhedonia [krig] remix
5. Wildebeest AKB remix
6. Dust Settles Lo/\/\aria remix

Kairos is Citadel Reds debut EP. It contains 3 songs of techno / electronic beats and 3 remixes. Anhedonia was the original title to the movie Annie Hall and means “the inability to enjoy anything”. We don’t need to overanalyze this but the tracks have a dark nihilistic vibe. [krig] goes dirty and rhythmic, AKB does beautiful ambient and Lomaria makes some form of hippie dance music.

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Alpha Mound - Amass
MC

MC | 2016

1. Amp Freak
2. Origin Signal
3. Ziggurat
4. Ambient i Ess (till band)

Amass is 4 song short, 42 minutes long album/cassette featuring the music of Alpha Mound. It is a musical odyssey ranging from ambient, soft-techno to post-rock.
Available on Cassette.

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Stalverk#1011
Lo & [krig] - Stalverk#1011
12"

12" | 2015

Split 12″ with Lo and [krig] picks up from where STALVERK#1010 left off. Fluid rhythm patterns, a dark tone and otherworldly edge.

The second installment of Stalverk’s 1000-series of 12″es was released in late 2015. The cover is hand crafted, and the record contains one song each by Lo and [krig]. The music is a dark and primitive steel mill town version of electronic music that is The Sound of Sandviken. Call it techno, electronica, dub techno or whatever.

Lo side has some broken beats, string loops, tense atmosphere and some vocal s*mples that should get us s*ed if someone was paying attention…
[krig] does their usual dark rhythmic style, close to industrial harshness on this one, with some really apocayptic voice s*mples.

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STAL-143
Mystic Order - They Walk Among Us
MP3

MP3 | 2015

They Walk Among Us is a no nonsense – techno track with acid and dub leanings. Mystic Order started making tracks and doing parties back in 2015 and this is their first addition to the Stålverk sound. They keep the industrial town mentality to music- harsh, dark and minimal.

The track has been reworked to four different pieces of music by some of Stålverks most prolific artists and some well known and respected names in the local scene. [krig] has made it into a primitive rhythm ritual, Slim Vic has expanded on the ambient sounds of the tracks, Lo/\/\aria (on their first release ever) has built on the vocal loop and made a low-key moody vocal techno piece, finally LEHNBERG works it into even darker more menacing techno than the original.

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Lo & [Krig] - Final Conclusion: The Lost Levels
MP3

MP3 | 2015

A Conclusion, in logic, is a proposition concluded or inferred from the premises of an argument. If A and B have certain properties, C logically follows. If Socrates is a human and all humans are mortal, Socrates is mortal. A conclusion can also mean the last main part of a discourse, usually summing up the main points of the argument. It can also mean outcome or final product.
Super Mario Bros 2 was originally released in Japan, developed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, the creators of the original Super Mario Bros. Visually it looked very similar to the original game but it was considerably more difficult, intented for players who had already mastered Super Mario Bros.
American Nintendo felt the game was too difficult and would frustrate and alienate its audience, and started developing another sequel, the game now called Super Mario Bros 2 in the west (which is actually a rework of the japanese game Doki Doki Panic). The original Japanese version, has since become known as The Lost Levels, and re-released on various platforms.
Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan got his name from the movie 36 Chambers of Shaolin, where the main character is called Master Killer. Being less experienced than the other Wu-Tang members, he felt like he had to go through the 36 trials and challenges the hero of the movie goes through, to get to the same level as the other more experienced Wu-Tang members. Only one of his verses made it onto the Clan’s first album ”Enter the Wu-Tang”, the final verse of ”Mystery of Chessboxin” which is now considered a classic.
Much in the same way, Lo & [krig] had to go through the Lost Levels to sum up and reach the logical final outcome of their Conclusion project (Parts 1-6 availible on Stalverk)
In the Summer of 2013 they went deep into the woods of northern Gästrikland to the place Lumsheden, and tried to find the wisdom to complete their task. Perhaps failing and perhaps succeeding, you can hear their struggles on this recording.

STAL-141
Leonard Hummer - Patience is Nothing
MP3

MP3 | 2013

This is the third and final part of Leonard Hummers “is Nothing”-trilogy, originally started in 2008 with “Violence is Nothing”.

Leonard Hummer interviewed in 2015:

“It feels kind of sad. I spent a lot of work on this, trying to find myself and who I am in music creation. But I am also, of course, very satisfied with completing this. Feels like I’ve done something during all these years, at least.
The idea came after I had spent a lot of time listening to Stålverk releases and I wanted somehow to be a part of this. Before, I had composed more melodic stuff and it felt challenging to make something “more Stålverk”.
In the beginning, it wasn’t meant to be a trilogy, it was more like it didn’t feel finished after “Violence is Nothing” and the idea took form. There is no red thread in the trilogy, but I wanted a sparse production and I tried not renew myself too much, it has to feel like one 1,5 hour long album.
“Patience has a darker side, which felt natural since it is the last part of the Trilogy. I always loved unhappy endings, so it felt good to dim the atmosphere towards the end.”

Playing piano from the age of five, Lenny has always been around music, playing it, beating it or programmed it. His compositions is mainly about the struggle to honor sound itself, when asked about what kind of music he makes, he will typically answer with a mood or an environment rather than a musical genre. This has resulted in seamless trips through the wide spectra of melodies and soundscapes,containing everything from mellow pads, rounded basslines and minimal beats to whirlwinds of percussion, abstract loops and filtered syntheseizers. He has made music to independent video game Sanctum 2 and made lots of solo releases. Check out his Bandcamp.

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Alpha Mound - Endless Embark Remixed
MP3

MP3 | 2013


On the one year anniversary of the Endless Embark release, the 23 of October 2013
the remixed version sees the light of day. The original five track EP/album
has it’s themes focusing on movement and standing still. Escapism and moving
in one place instead of geographically. So it is only fitting that five
musicians from Sandviken, some of which have moved, others not and in varying
distance, have done one track each.

The artists remixing are (in order of appearance): [krig], Adam Wiger, LO, Leonard Hummer
and DÖDEN.

The track listing are in the same order as the original but with a higher degree of
focus on rhythm on all of the remixes. These guys have made Endless Embark Remixed
a five track techno album!


I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who participated in this
project and a great big thanks for taking my songs in such a wonderful
direction as this!

(Joakim in 2013)

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SA-FA-RI - Alpha Mound mix
MP3

MP3 | 2013

SA-FA-RI was an improvised live music and art project with [krig], LO, Eldahid, Alpha Mound and Wild Invalid performing a live set that lasted an entire weekend at Galleri Lars Palm, during the “Ta livet i dina egna händer” festival at Kungen, Sandviken. Some of the bands performing at the festival, like Deer Tracks, also participated at times.
The whole thing was recorded and then the individual artists were supposed to find interesting parts to mix (there was a whiteboard in the room, where you could write down what time it was (i.e. “23:35, good 10 mins”), if there was a particular part of the set you really liked and later wanted to find and mix).
Then Alpha Mound mixed three tracks that sounded really cool, and then there was a hard drive failure and the rest of the material was lost. But this document remains of an interesting process of recording and composition.
(Olle in 2019)

“From the SA-FA-RI live show I participated in together with [krig], LO, Eldahid and Wild Invalid. The SA-FA-RI one is just a mix by me with all of aforementioned acts including me performing live.” – Alpha Mound in 2013.

Cover by: [krig] & Alpha Mound.

Tracklist:
1: SA
2. FA
3. RI

STAL-138
Lo - Elektrozavodskaja
MP3

MP3 | 2013

The basic tracks were recorded in Stockholm, Moscow and international air space, arranged and mixed in Stockholm in early 2013 by Lo Olle Ohlsson.

Mastered by Joakim Westlund in Sandviken, Sweden.

Cover by: Lo Olle Ohlsson.

Tracklist:
1. Air
2. Shipibo War Song
3. Elektrozavodskaja

STAL-137
Lo & [krig] - Conclusions 4-6
MP3

MP3 | 2013

[kuhn-kloo-zhuhn]
noun
1.
the end or close; final part.
2.
the last main division of a discourse, usually containing a summing up of the points and a statement of opinion or decisions reached.
3.
a result, issue, or outcome; settlement or arrangement: The restitution payment was one of the conclusions of the negotiations.
4.
final decision: The judge has reached his conclusion.
5.
a reasoned deduction or inference.
6.
Logic. a proposition concluded or inferred from the premises of an argument.
7.
Law.
a.
the effect of an act by which the person performing the act is bound not to do anything inconsistent therewith; an estoppel.
b.
the end of a pleading or conveyance.
8.
Grammar , apodosis.
Relevant Questions
What Is A Conclusion?
How To Write A Conclusio…
How To Write A Scientifi…
What Does Conclusion Mea…
Idioms
9.
in conclusion, finally: In conclusion, I would like to thank you for your attention.
10.
try conclusions with, to engage oneself in a struggle for victory or mastery over, as a person or an impediment.

Cover by: [krig].

Tracklist:
1. Conclusion no. IV
2. Conclusion no. V
3. Conclusion no.VI

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[krig] - It's alright [Sandviken]
MP3

MP3 | 2013

Sandviken.världen.snö

Tracklist:
1. no one knows who they are anymore [in sandviken]
2. it s alright [sandviken]

Stalverk#1010
Lo & [krig] - Stalverk#1010
12"

12" | 2012

SIDE A. 08.32.930 (Lo)
SIDE B. 07.04.918 [krig]

The first release in a new series, STALVERK1010 features one track each by Lo and [krig]. It is an artistic statement, made to present a new universe of sounds, rooms, beings and ideas.

Side A focuses on a dense melancholic atmosphere, framed by a straight but organic, free flowing rhythm track and lots of echoes, an unearthly and dream-like meditation on sound.

Side B is more rhythmic and direct, with a voice sample in the beginning of the track proclaiming “give a meaning to our lives”. The track uses mainly percussion and synths to create a unique polyrhythmic pattern.

Mastered by: Joakim Westlund

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Lo & [krig] - The conclusion parts 1-3
MP3

MP3 | 2012

A half hour live set in three parts recorded in may 2012 by Lo and [krig] in Stockholm Sweden. The music is a synergy of the rhythmic attack of [krig] and the atmospheric melancholy of Lo. Samples outline the themes of existential dread in a post-industrial landscape of urban decay.

Cover by: [krig].

Tracklist:
1. The Conclusion
2. The Conclusion
3. The Conclusion

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[krig] - Slaggstensmörker EP
MP3

MP3 | 2011

[krig], Lo, Sandviken 2011.

Cover by: [krig].

Tracklist:
1. Struktur
2. Tolv (with Lo)

STAL-133
Leonard Hummer - Humanity Is Nothing
MP3

MP3 | 2011

Part 2 of Nothing-trilogy, for part 1, see STAL-123

Thirty-three minuite piece of progressive minimal techno. Leonard Hummer was born at the piano and everything he touches as an artist has the nerve that is created by a complete dedication to sound.

Cover by: Daniel Hammarberg.

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Lo - Tio timmar
MP3

MP3 | 2011

Plays at 115 bpm.

Cover by: Carin Kallenberg.

Tracklist:
1. tio timmar
2. tio timmar [krig] funkomix

STAL-131
JKP - Fuckingmoodymoon
MP3

MP3 | 2011

Still J.K.P.

Cover by: [krig].

Tracklist:
1. Fuckingmoodymoon
2. Fuckingmoodymoon [krig] remix

STAL-130
Ohlsson Perman - (Is This What It's Like) To Love Somebody
MP3

MP3 | 2010

1. (Is This What It’s Like) To Love Somebody
2. Desire

Olle Ohlsson and Jon Perman met at primary school. They both attended the small Västanbyns skola in the northern parts of Sandviken. This was in 1989 or so. Pretty soon they started making music together. One of the first projekts was the punk band “Latex”. Their first song roughly translates as “Sick of everything”. In 1996 or 1997 they started a band “Tunic” along with a friend Jessica (Aspeby), and pretty soon after that, in 1999 or so, they started their record label “Stålverk”. Everything that label does in some way connects to these two, but this release is a special celebration of this friendship and artistic partnership that has lasted over 30 years.

To date the only release under the name “Ohlsson Perman”, “(Is This What It’s Like) To Love Somebody” is a two track electronic release, inspired by some old techno from the 80’s but with the special Stålverk small town punk sound.

(Olle, in 2019)

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STAL-129
[krig] - remixes
MP3

MP3 | 2010

[krig] remixes features [krig] versions of songs by St�lverk artists and St�lverk associates and artwork by [krig].

Cover by: [krig]

Tracklist:
01. eldahid & jonperman – you’ll never walk alone part 1 ([krig] walk alone, dead people remix)
02. j.k.p. – kasta sten ([krig] midnight rockenroll sin remix)
03. j.m.k. – inlandsbanan I-VIII ([krig] mörker och hatremix)
04. empty – between bass drum and snare ([krig] industrial chacha remix)
05. wollerstammusic – oh my oh my ([krig] popkrachremix)

STAL-128
Lo & The Hartmans - Långa dagar, kort liv
MP3

MP3 | 2010

Originally written and recorded by The Hartmans in 2008 and released as a 5 song demo. These versions were made by Lo in 2009. Track 3 contains elements of “Västanbyn dub” by Plankton. Lo is from Sandviken, The Hartmans are from Östersund but have been given a temporary citizenship of Sandviken for this release.

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

Tracklist:
1. Gud är på min sida
2. Dimman
3. Det som händer, händer
4. Det är en djungel därute
5. Dimman (reprise)
6. Långa dagar, kort liv

STAL-127
JKP - Sorg, död, skit och rädsla
MP3

MP3 | 2010

3 songs that saved my life.
3 songs that are more important than anyone can understand
3 songs about losing all hope
3 songs about having no will
3 songs about life
3 songs about sorrow, death, shit and fear

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

Tracklist:
1. alle2 – sorg,död,skit och rädsla
2. alle1 – sorg,död,skit och rädsla
3. alle3 – sorg,död,skit och rädsla

STAL-126
JKP - Jonperman
MP3

MP3 | 2009

Jonperman is the a new start for Jon Perman as JKP. JKP makes music from the psyche and the unconscious.

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

Tracklist:
1. Introduktion
2. Jonperman
3. In Your Eyes

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Karin Bäckström - Ausfahrt
JPG

JPG | 2009

Karin Bäckström in Austria and Göteborg.

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

STAL-124
Karin Bäckström - Hemligheter
JPG

JPG | 2009

Taken by Karin Bäckström at a very very secret location.

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

STAL-123
Leonard Hummer - Violence Is Nothing
MP3

MP3 | 2009

“Violence is nothing” is organic yet synthetic, monotone but still flexible. It’s not an album with 7 songs, it is a 30 minute digital story with its pulse beating at 127 BPM.

Cover by: Daniel Hammarberg.

Tracklist:
1. Template 1
2. Template 2
3. Template 3
4. Template 4
5. Template 5
6. Template 6
7. Template 7

STAL-122
JKP - Världen är min föreställning
MP3

MP3 | 2009

This is the musical part of a musical/fashion/lighting performance/club project made during spring 2009 by Jon Perman, Karin Bäckström and Carin Wallenberg.

Tracklist:
1. Världen är min föreställning part 1
2. Världen är min föreställning part 2
3. Världen är min föreställning part 3
4. Världen är min föreställning part 4
5. Världen är min föreställning part 5

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

STAL-121
Karin Bäckström - Guangzhou
JPG

JPG | 2009

Photographs taken on location summer 2008

Cover by: Karin Bäckström

14 colour photographs

STAL-120
Eldahid - SBM
MP3

MP3 | 2008

This is Eldahid’s debut solo release. It is a bit experimental but has a lot of structure! You can dance to it or just hang out, so it is very functional! it contains elements of both techno, kraut and ambient noise, in the exact dimensions that is best for you!

Cover by: Eldahid

Tracklist:
1. sbm01
2. sbm02
3. sbm03

STAL-119
Eldahid & Jonperman - 1349
MP3

MP3 | 2008

1. 1349
2. Day 3

This is the first collaboration between Eldahid & Jon perman. This collaboration was done 2008 and marks a new more minimal approach to dark techno.
It has kick drum, atmospheric sounds and low key electronics. Eldahid a.k.a. David Palmberg has been a DJ and done artwork for parties and other stuff connected to Stålverk for many years. More recently he has been working under the alias Strömkarlen. You can find some of his DJ sets linked below.

Jonperman a.k.a. Jon Perman is co-founder of Stålverk and has contributed to nearly all releases, as JKP, Jonperman, [krig], in Tunic, in Ohlsson Perman and more.

Cover art by: David Palmberg.

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STAL-118
JKP - No Hope, No Dreams
MP3

MP3 | 2008

This is an EP by Jonperman. It is based on old science fiction movies. Vocals on track 1 by Filippa Lindahl.

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

Tracklist:
1. No Hope, No Dreams
2. Today to You
3. Believe Fuck Fly
4. I’m Not Leaving
5. We All Die

STAL-117
Lust - Fool, Pretend
MP3

MP3 | 2008

Lust made pop music. This is their first two song EP.

Cover by: Karin Bäckström.

Tracklist:
1. Fool
2. Pretend

STAL-116
JKP - Blame David 1-3
MP3

MP3 | 2008

David (who you can see on the cover) told Jon one night (although he doesn’t remember it) that he needed to stop being so artsy and do some techno. So, that’s what happened.

Cover by: David Palmberg.

Tracklist:
1. Blamedavid 1
2. Blamedavid 2
3. Blamedavid 3

STAL-115
JKP - Jessica och Andreas
MP3

MP3 | 2008

Jessica is built around the sounds of processing metal. In Sandviken where we come from, you can always hear the sound of the steel mill and (coincidence or not) or current studio in Gothenburg is located under a sheetmetal firm. The voice is used for contrast.

Both songs are part of a new series inspired by and dedicated to people in and around the Stålverk collective.

Cover by: David Palmberg.

Tracklist:
1. Jessica
2. Andreas

STAL-114
Tunic - Pop#4
MP3

MP3 | 2008

The fourth installation of the Pop series is the first one to consist of completely new material (for information about previous Pop, see Pop#1). So, we made this one in three days, in a sudden burst of energy, inspiration, frustration, desperation or whatever you may call it. It is what it is, we call it Pop#4.

Tracklist:
1. Foolish People
2. Happy People

STAL-113
Plankton - 15 Min
MP3

MP3 | 2008

Plankton had 15 minutes to spare before leaving the studio, after finishing an unrelated production. They decided to write the basics for a new song in 15 minutes, and later decided it would be interesting to make 15 minutes of music out of the basic tracks: a cellphone sample, two drum sounds, a bass solo and a string loop. Jonperman was also approached to make 15 minutes of music from the same basic material.

Tracklist:
1. 15 min Plankton
2. 15 min Jonperman

STAL-112
JKP - Schopenhauer
MP3

MP3 | 2008

Stal-112 has music by Jonperman and excerpts from Studies In Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer.

Tracklist:
1. jpdel1pessimism
2. jpdel2pessimism

STAL-111
Tunic - Industrial01
MP3

MP3 | 2008

Industrial is installation#1 of (yes!) a series of shorter Tunic releases, aiming to express “industry”, in any way you could interpret the term (except as “industrial music”, the music genre – Tunic doesn’t do genre music, only the exact music they mean to do).

Tracklist:
1. Kill Kill Speed
2. Seventeen
3. Ond

STAL-110
Hedvig Filippa Maria - På Flykt
MP3

MP3 | 2008

På flykt is the first ever heard track from Hedvig Filippa Maria. It has beautiful vocals and sparse but intense layers of electronics and/or instrumentation. We really think you should try this one. You can listen to it while doing anything.

Cover by Karin Bäckström.

Tracklist:
1. På Flykt
2. Plankton
3. Dubjon

STAL-007
Tunic - Sandviken LP
LP

LP | 2008

A1. Beyond
A2. Kill Speed Love
A3. Fitzroy Gardens
A4. Clap Clap
A5. Opus pt.2

B1. Shiver
B2. Hotel
B3. Sandviken pt.1
B4. Day Is Done

Tunic – Sandviken LP is the first full-length release by Tunic. It has Roland beats, guitar noise, analog synth beeps and more stuff. Three singers with individual styles contributing stuff. Sandviken LP, much like many debut albums, is a record that sums up everything important about the people who made it and the time and place it was made in, in a handful of pop songs.

Tunic has played together since 1996. They have always consisted of Jessica Aspeby, Jon Perman and Olle Ohlsson. They do this for a reason: to express an idea as a song. Not to be a rock band or to have something to talk about at parties or to have a career or to have fun. Tunic has continued making music even though members have lived in different cities and countries, done stuff in life and various other music projects. But their essence remains at Kungen, Sandviken. Tunic always reinvents itself and always seeks new forms.

STAL-109
JKP - 004624078
MP3

MP3 | 2007

This is some more sound-based stuff for headnodding or just hanging out. If you like music, theres a chance this is for you. Probably mostly for headphone use.

Tracklist:
1. To me
2. To you

STAL-108
Tunic - Pop#3
MP3

MP3 | 2007

Part of the Pop Series. (See Pop#1)

Tracklist:
1. ABC
2. Friends

STAL-107
Plankton - Västanbyn
MP3

MP3 | 2007

Västanbyn is no more. This has some out of tune pianos as well as electronics, folk-style guitar and all the other stuff that goes with middle-class childhood. For home use or a lounge-type club situation.

Tracklist:
1. Västanbyn 1984-2006
2. Västanbyn (Dub)

STAL-106
JKP - 002312.013
MP3

MP3 | 2007

002312.013 was Jonpermans 1st solo release electronic music.

Tracklist:
1. 002312.013

STAL-105
Martin Wollerstam - Kärlek, lycka och andra fantasier
PDF

PDF | 2007

Martin Wollerstam has earlier made cover art for lots of Tunic releases and this is his debut comic book album which consists of 69 drawings with text, covering topics such as family, relationships, bipolar disorder, drinking, animals, plants, happiness and other fantasies. 69 Illustrations with text, in Swedish.

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STAL-104
Tunic - Pop#2
MP3

MP3 | 2007

About Pop#2: Cover by Martin Wollerstam. Recorded 2006, 2007.

For more info about the pop series, see Pop#1.

STAL-103
Tunic - Pop#1
MP3

MP3 | 2007

About The Pop Series: After we finished the actual recording of the album, in the summer of 2005, we spent about a year writing and recording cute pop songs, with more primitive production, more acoustic guitars, more harmonies, less techno and less guitar noise. However, the songs didn’t seem to fit together in a way that would make a good second album, so instead we decided to just release them as singles on the webpage, about one a month until we’re out of good material. Martin Wollerstam did the cute animals.

Cover by: Martin Wollerstam.

Tracklist:
1. Leave
2. Luis Garcia

STAL-102
Plankton - Armageddon
MP3

MP3 | 2007

Armageddon LP was recorded on slow days 2004-2006. This final mix was made May 2007. It is an instrumental record full of sounds, monsters, synthesizers and other digital or analouge horrors. For dancing or home use. Armageddon is near!

The songs and cover art offers different modes of Armageddon:
1. Armageddon by large monster
2. Armageddon in disguise
3. Biblical Armageddon
4. Armageddon by boredom
5. Armageddon the movie

Tracklist:
1. Tentakelmonster
2. Morgon
3. Gräshoppor, malört
4. En alldeles vanlig dag
5. Piano pt. 2

STAL-006
V/A - Fuck You We Are From Sandviken
7"

7" | 2004

Compilation by artists from industrial smalltown Sandviken. It sounds steelish, strange and noisy.

Tracklist:
A1: Mexon Javic – Fuck You, Traitors
A2: Tunic – Du Du Du

B1: Plankton – Hör upp, blindstyre!
B2: Incognito Pop – Sweden Eats it’s Young
B3: Jon Perman – You’re Gonna Miss Me

STAL-005
Tunic - Kill Speed Love
7"

7" | 2002

This one is sold out.

Released 2003 and recorded the year before, Kill Speed Love is sort of the foundation of the modern sound of Tunic and made its way on to the tracklist of the Sandviken LP which is being released on vinyl as we speak (feb 2008).

Tracklist:
A1: Kill Speed Love
B1: Kite (Martin venetjoki remix)

Discogs

STAL-004
Tunic - S/T
LP

LP | 2002

This was made during winter-spring 2002 and has the distinction of being the first record largely recorded in the Stålverk Studio.

Tracklist:
A1: Socialist Lights
A2: You
A3: londonbrinner

B1: Some People
B2: Across the Line
B3: Ignore (Martin Venetjoki remix)

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STAL-003
Plankton - s/t
10"

10" | 2001

A1: Pong Kombat
A2: Pink Fizz
A3: Bossanova
A4: Skjutglad

B1: Nattsudd
B2: Dygnsrytmsdomino

Olle (in 2016): Me and Andreas had an internship at Kungen (the famous Sandviken venue) and we were at the time very interested in analog synthesizers, so we started a recording Project that would become a long lived electronic duo. Rolands groovebox series made it possible to program a lot of drum machines and synth sounds and we did various experiments with a portable 4-track cassette studio and effect pedals. We listened to a lot of Krautrock records that were being reissued on CD back then – Neu!, Cluster, Can. We also found some vinyl records by Faust and Popul Vuh at the local second hand record store. We were playing a lot of Tetris at Kungen so we named the band Tetris! (the exclamation mark taken from Neu!) thankfully we realized pretty soon it is a very stupid band name and changed it to Plankton. We went to Andreas family’s summer house in Lingbo during the summer and made an album in a week. I still like it very much, some of it sounds very typical of its time – all those Casio synth-drum machines and blip blop sounds and retro video game stuff was popular back then. But I also think we used them out of necessity. The Roland MC303 wasn’t as good as the MC505 for programming drum sounds, so we used a lot of those standard synth beats like Bossanova (on the SA-21) and the VL-1 drum track because it was the best rhythm track we had available.
But on songs like “Nattsudd” and “Bossanova”, I think we have captured the joy of machine music and made something atmospheric and musical. I think “Nattsudd” is the first sketch to the electronic sound I still do.
It was very nice that we released this I think, a 4-track cassette recording released on vinyl, it sounds very analogue and is done with about 90% analog equipment. Only the mastering and a few overdubs are done digitally. We played in Berlin once when this record was out, which was great for us because Germany was our spiritual home.
This was released in cooperation with another record company (Lady Godiva Operations) to share the costs, we pressed and sold half the edition each.

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STAL-002
Tunic / Incognito Pop - Split 7"
7"

7" | 2000

A1: Tunic – (Come On And Do It) One More Time – Black Kongo remix

B1: Incognito Pop – The Essence of Pop – Cobra Attack Remix

Both tracks remixed by Martin Venetjoki.

Olle (in 2016):

As our second release, we put out something I’m still very proud of. I think this is a unique record. A local house producer in his experimental phase remixes two punk demos and it becomes something else entirely. There is a point of contact with late 90’s electro-rock experiments – Primal Scream’s XTRMNTR, Atari Teenage Riot and some other underground stuff in that vein – but to me this record doesn’t sound like any of them.
Martins effort should be highlighted – we just gave him a DAT with the separate tracks of our recordings and we got the finished result back. No one could guess what he would come up with. This was before digital recording became a big thing and you could mix instrumental tracks with electronic sounds easily – Martin has done this with a sampler and an old Atari 1040. The Tunic song to me really sounds like a band rather than a remix, the samples and electronic sounds blends perfectly with the distorted voice. I think this is how we wanted the band to sound but we didn’t know how it was done. Incognito Pop’s song is more the sum of its parts but it sounds even sicker, haha!
The packaging is magic – It looked like a candy bag! No big artist logos, no pictures, it’s a record! The medium is the message. All distributors complained that it quickly became ugly and looked old when it was in the record shops but it looked really cool when it was new!
I’m very happy that we released this on vinyl and at the time it was very exciting to run a record label – to us this record was proof that we were pretty much ahead of everyone creatively. It sold only a few hundred copies on vinyl (like all our future releases as well, ha ha!) but just holding it in your hand and playing it at parties was reward enough.

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