Lars Hollmer ‎– Från Natt Idag (1983)

Från Natt Idag is the third solo album by erstwhile Samla/Zamla mastermind Lars Hollmer, self-recorded by the multi-instrumentalist and self-released in 1983 on his lone-press KRAX. Tracklist: A1. “Hoppas Att Det Går” (2:43) A2. “Mowiee” (3:22) A3. “Skiss Till Jazz” (1:48) A4. “Liturgiskt Beat” (4:26) A5. “Persisk Park” (3:18) A6. “Soonsong” (2:26) A7. “Ett Tungt […]

Von Zamla ‎– Zamlaranamma (1982)

Zamlaranamma is the first of two albums by Von Zamla, the successor band to Zamla Mammaz Manna with carryovers Lars Hollmer and Eino Haapala alongside Albert Marcoeur-sideman Denis Brely. The album was released in 1982 on Urspår. Tracklist: A1. “Harujänta” (7:48) A2. “Rainbox” (3:13) A3. “Doppler” (4:33) A4. “Clandestine” (5:44) A5. “Temporal You Are” (4:33) B1. […]

Zamla Mammaz Manna ‎– Schlagerns Mystik / För Äldre Nybegynnare (1978)

Schlagerns Mystik / För Äldre Nybegynnare is a half-studio/half-live double-album by Swedish avant-garde/jazz-rock/folk band Zamla Mammaz Manna, released in 1978 on Silence.   Tracklist: Schlagerns Mystik A1. “At Ragunda” (1:39) A2. “Seasonsong” (3:46) A3. “Profession Is The Amateur’s Glue” (2:20) A4. “Buttonless” (2:19) A5. “Not Margareta” (3:49) A6. “Little Karin” (4:18) A7. “Asphaltsong” (1:54) B1. […]

Lars Hollmer

Lars Hollmer (July 21, 1948 — Dec. 25, 2008) was a Swedish accordionist, keyboardist, and composer with a musical career that spanned more than 35 years. Between 1971 and 1983, he led the avant-garde/trad band Samla Mammas Manna and its offshoot Von Zamla for a combined total of eight albums. In 1981, he debuted as […]

Fred Frith ‎– Gravity (1980)

Gravity is the first proper solo album by English avant-garde guitarist/composer Fred Frith, released in 1980 on Ralph Records. Tracklist: A1. “The Boy Beats the Rams (Kluk tluče berany)” (4:54) A2. “Spring Any Day Now” (3:04) A3. “Don’t Cry for Me” (3:28) A4. “Hands of the Juggler” (5:31) A5. “Norrgården Nyvla” (2:54) A6. “Year of the […]

Zamla Mammaz Manna ‎– Familjesprickor = Family Cracks (1980)

Familjesprickor is the sixth album by Swedish avant-garde/instrumental rock ensemble Zamla Mammaz Manna, released in 1980 on Silence. The album is the band’s second to use the letter Z in lieu of S in the nameplate. Tracklist: A1. “Fem holmgångar” (5:53) A2. “Ventilationskalkyl” (5:06) A3. “Smedjan” (5:11) A4. “Trälen” (5:08) B1. “Den flämtande novellen” (3:53) B2. […]