Tonbruket: Dan Berglund (bass), Martin Hederos (keyboards, violin), Johan Lindstrom (guitar), Andreas Werliin (percussion). This Swedish quartet, featuring Dan Berglund (who made his name as part of the legendary EST), has just won its 4th Swedish Grammi for their last release Forevergreens (ACT).
“Forevergreens ” is the fourth album since Johan Lindström and Dan Berglund put the group together, followed by their debut album “Dan Berglunds Tonbruket” in 2010.
The debut album was awarded a Swedish Grammy. So were “Dig It to the End” (2011) and the Abbey Road Studios recording “Nubium Swimtrip” (2013). The band’s live performances have consistently been met with universal praise.
The expectations this has created is on “Forevergreens ” met with a collection of songs that is arguably their most unrestrained to date. But all fans of the band knows that this still means total control over details whether the music is taken from rock, jazz, kraut, progressive rock or avant-garde.
The most significantly “new” this time is a couple of vocal elements, a first for Tonbruket. In both cases delivered by the Norwegian-Swedish vocalist Ane Brun. Brun initiates the album with spoken word, later she sings wordlessly on the track “Sinkadus.”
But the silver thread is also on “Forevergreens ” the kind of seamless instrumental “all music” that has given Tonbruket such genre-crossing status all over Europe.