Split Series Vol. 1

The first album in FRIM Records’ new split-series is combining two thrilling and radically different duos. Percussionist Raymond Strid and guitarist Mattias Windemo represent an older generation with decades of experience. Pianist Karin Ingves and saxophonist Marcus Wärnheim reflect a new wave of Swedish improvisers. The album is the third release from FRIM Records, a label run by the concert organizer FRIM (active since 1976).

Track 1-4:
Raymond Strid: cymbals, drums and percussion
Mattias Windemo: guitar

Track 5:
Marcus Wärnheim: alto saxophone
Karin Ingves: piano

released March 25, 2022

ll music by Mattias Windemo and Raymond
Strid; Marcus Wärnheim and Karin Ingves (STIM/NCB).
Produced by FRIM.
Recorded at Fylkingen in Stockholm on May 13th, 2021.
Engineering, Mats Äleklint.
Made with support from the Swedish Arts Council.

All music by My Hellgren & Peter Söderberg (STIM/NCB)
Produced by FRIM
Recorded February 11, 2021, at Fylkingen, Stockholm, by Göran Stegborn
Mixed and mastered by Göran Stegborn

Made with financial support from the Swedish Arts Council


Elin Forkelid, saxophone 
Gustaf Hielm, electric bass
Erik Carlsson, drums

”Oj, det är ett tag sedan FRIM startades och ordnade sin första Vårspräcksfestival på Fasching, Stockholm. Festivalen blev tradition och fortsatte flera år framöver. Nästan 45 år sedan! Det var en annan tid där varje genre markerade revir gentemot varandra. FRIM var en nödvändighet för att skapa speltillfällen för fri impro-musikerna. Och nu är det dags för första skivutgåvan. Stort!”

-Jörgen Adolfsson


Elin Forkelid, saxophone 
Gustaf Hielm, electric bass
Erik Carlsson, drums

Recorded days before public concerts were to be put on a hold, this LP contains a deep and powerful live-performance by saxophonist Elin Forkelid (Attack, Oya Sextett), electric bassist Gustaf Hielm (collaborator with bands such as Mats/Morgan Band, Meshuggah, Pain of Salvation) and drummer Erik Carlsson (Skogen, Festen) – performing before an excited audience in winter-time Stockholm. One extensive and cohesive take of intense and dynamic free-jazz from a trio that performed together for the first time this evening, the music is breathing with all the positive vibrations and unexpected musical turns these kinds of first-meetings can generate. The release also marks the launch of FRIM Records, a label under the Stockholm-based concert organizer FRIM (active since 1976).


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