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Visions (Album CD & 12"LP, 2009), Cosmos Records CR09103

Thunderball Sessions (mini-album, CD, 2009), Cosmos Records/BAM CR08109

Reflections from a watery world (Album, CD, 2007), Cosmos Records 07103

Trummor & Orgel featuring Ebbot Lundberg (Double a-single, CD, 2007), Cosmos Records CR07003

Trummor & Orgel (Album, CD, 2006), Cosmos Records/Nittygritty CR06001

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Trummor & Orgel (translates to Drums & Organ) is a Swedish, instrumental duo balancing on the edge between jazz, groove, psychedelia and pop, combining filmic and melancholic melodies with exploding energy and intensive sounds. The band has already released 3 albums, for which the last called Visions earned a Swedish Grammy nomination in the Jazz category, made hundreds of celebrated live gigs and worked with two top-singers in Swedish music life; Ebbot Lundberg from The Soundtrack of Our Lives and Magnus Carlson from Weeping Willows.

Like many other bands, Trummor & Orgel was formed as a side project with no further ambitions of reaching an audience outside the inner circle of friends. Brothers Anders and Staffan Ljunggren had played together a few years when, in the spring of 2003, former bassist Anders discovered the Hammond organ and got to learn to start playing. Beginning to play with drummer Staffan was an obvious choice – the duo Trummor & Orgel was born. Still, it was not until 2005 that the band started playing and rehearsing properly, and the first two promo CDs were recorded promptly with only a few months in between. One of these records found its way to Fredrik Ekander, previously at Sony Music, who was impressed by what he heard. He had recently founded Cosmos Records in Stockholm, and Trummor & Orgel became the first band to sign a record contract. Before the end of the year, a debut album was recorded and released in April 2006 in cooperation with fashionable clothing store NittyGritty.

This release was the starting point of a series of live performances in Sweden, including being the supporting act of Soundtrack of Our Lives on their Scandinavian tour. One year later, a second album was released: Reflections from a watery world. Singer Ebbot Lundberg had his eyes opened to Trummor & Orgel after their first album, and apart from producing the second he also wrote lyrics for two of the songs, which were released as a double a-side single with Ebbot on vocals. A long-term cooperation with Ebbot had begun. One of these songs, Tomorrow will tell, later showed up as part of the soundtrack of Måns Herngren’s film Allt flyter (Everything Flows), which premiered on Christmas Day 2008.

Throughout 2008 and 2009, Trummor & Orgel kept being a sought-after live act, performing in Norway, at Debaser Medis, on Swedish National Radio “P3 Live” and TV show “Carin 21:30”, as well as a series of festival gigs in Sweden. They also composed music for Jean Epstein’s silent movie classic The Fall of the House of Usher, performing it live at Cinemateket in Stockholm, receiving good public and critical acclaim.

With no records released in 2008, the agent film-inspired EP Thunderball Sessions was out in February 2009. Apart from five original recordings by Trummor & Orgel, the EP comprised a cover of 60’s Georgie Fame classic, Somebody Stole my Thunder, with vocal parts by Swedish pop legend Magnus Carlson of Weeping Willows. This combined effort got the attention of radio personality Annika Lantz, who had the combo perform live in studio at “P4 Lantz” in the beginning of 2009.

In July 2009, Trummor & Orgel’s third full-length album Visions was released on November 18. This time, Trummor & Orgel stand alone, having written and produced everything themselves. Musically, the retrospective influences have given way to contemporary strains, but to reach the proper atmosphere the recordings have been made on a classic reel-to-reel tape recorder. This record is the first to be released on both CD and vinyl LP, both as usual with the cover made by designer and photographer Fredrik Fogelqvist. The songs are as strong – if not stronger – as on their previous records. This is also perhaps their most coherent record so far; you can tell Trummor & Orgel are starting to find their own idiom. It’s still hard to label the music, but maybe that is how it should be. Trummor & Orgel will – nevertheless – always sound like Trummor & Orgel.

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