Album label: 
Release date: 
Recording location: 
Panalama Studios Copenhagen
Recording date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Artwork design: 
Ola Rubin
Mastering engineer: 
Rashad Becker
Mixing engineer: 
Peter Rossel Lademann
  • 1. I (02:38)
  • 2. II (02:59)
  • 3. III (05:41)
  • 4. IIII (00:48)
  • 5. IIIII (03:33)
  • 6. IIIIII (02:58)
  • 7. IIIIIII (00:46)
  • 8. IIIIIIII (04:08)
  • 9. IIIIIIIII (03:24)
  • 10. IIIIIIIIII (02:30)
  • 11. IIIIIIIIIII (01:40)
  • 12. IIIIIIIIIIII (02:20)
  • 13. IIIIIIIIIIIII (01:34)
  • 14. IIIIIIIIIIIIII (01:46)

Henrik Thor Oscar Olsson - guitar
Ola Rubin - trombone

Henrik Olsson and Ola Rubin are two well acknowledged swedish improvisers active on the
experimental/improv scene in Europe. Currently with a base in Copenhagen/Malmö where they are involved in
several projects that frequently appears on the international scene. In this duo, they both immerse themselves
in a hearty improvised musical dialogue that is full of energy and expressivity. They work their way towards the
unheard by meticulously exploring mind-boggling sounds, rhythms and abstract sonic shapes, often rapidly
shifting between these. Curiosity are at the core of this duos identity and their interplay is reactive and
dynamic. They both utilizes a way of playing that takes advantage of extended techniques which they both
developed on their respective instrument.

Henrik Thor Oscar Olsson is a swedish guitarist and composer, based in Copenhagen. He is interested in
taking the sonic expression of the electric guitar into new, unpredictable domains, often with the help of various
preparations and unconventional playing techniques. His playing has attracted attention in different projects
such as his post-jazz group Penumbra Ensemble, the avantgarde/rock project The Hum, the noise-trio EHM
and most recently his Hand of Benediction. He has composed all the music for Penumbra Ensemble's debut
album, which has been very well received among critics and referred to as "a surrealist vision, a deeply
personal expression of avant-garde rock, jazz, world music and poetic soundscapes" by All About Jazz. He is a
member of the independent label and improvisers' collective Barefoot Records and of the curators' team for the
concert series Lutter Øre. He is well established on the danish jazz/improvisation scene and has performed with
musicians such as Kresten Osgood, Sture Ericson, Peter Friis Nielsen, Lotte Anker, P.O Jorgens, Olie Brice,
Max Johnson, Daysuke Takaoka, Takashi Sugawa, Jørgen Teller, among many others.

Ola Rubin is a trombone player based in Malmö, Sweden. Exploring new techniques and sounds on the
instrument. Currently active in many bands like Swedish/American trio 'Swedish Fix' (w. Jon Lipscomb/Anders
Uddeskog) Recent collaborations with Leila Bordreuil and Zach Rowden. A new tribute band to Roswell Rudd
and Steve Lacy 'Lazyrudemonk' (w. Martin Küchen/Dan Schyman/Anders Uddeskog) Member of Extemporize
Orchestra in Copenhagen (conducted by Nana Pi)