Album titel: VED
Artwork by: Svärta & VED
Catalogue#: arcd 142
Release date: October 9th
The area Möllan in Malmö is different not only in Sweden. In just a couple of blocks you'll find bars, nightclubs and concert venues on every corner. The inhabitants are mainly people under 25 and people from the Middle East and Sweden, living side by side in a mixed culture. It creates something where it’s as natural to go clubbing on a weekday as having a baklava or halawi with your coffee. It’s in the midst of this you find VED. Music made for dancing and meditation.
Born in Soviet, raised in English boarding school, lived with elks in the north of Canada, then foreign legion, NASA space program, radio-operator during the cold war, elite gymnastics, learn to play guitar, classical piano, MK-ultra, fencing, pimp-daddy in the USA, studied with Schönberg, member of Scientology, Kabbalah with Madonna, teacher of martial arts, kicked out of Surrealist movement, massage-institute, king of Egypt and now THIS…
VED started as a solo-project by Mattias Nihlén taking inspiration from film music, progressive rock, early electronic music and folk music. From drone-based ambient, the music has developed into a rhythmic machinery with elements of horror movie soundtracks, surf-rock and found cassettes. VED is now a fully developed live band delivering hypnotic instrumental dance music.
Mattias Nihlén - Electric guitar, Bouzouki and almost never Flute
Adam Vilgot Persson - Electric guitar, clarinet, samples and broken KORG synth
Martin Holm - Bass guitar and sunglasses
David Hagberg - Drums with additional tingeltangel
Mattias Almlund - Organ, zither, samples and white noise
- organic dance