Anders Nilsson

photo: Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET

photo: Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME to NYC-based guitarist/composer Anders Nilsson’s website - for contact please e-mail earraticart (at) gmail.com, CDs or Downloads are in the DISCOGRAPHY section above, Big Thanks for reading & listening!

“Anders Nilsson, a guitarist & composer comfortable with everything from free improvisation to avant-garde metal, traverses ghostly mood-setting, bluesy twang and overdriven riffage” - Time Out

“Swedish-born and New York-based experimental guitarist Anders Nilsson produces music that is at once bracingly direct and utterly unclassifiable.” - Matt Miller, tuneOUToptIN

HOT NEWS:

…6/23/13….”Exit Strategy” - a trio consisting of Anders Nilsson on guitars, Francois Grillot on bass, Jay Rosen drums recorded an homage album to Rod Serling this June for C.I.M.P Records. We are also a party band! Watch our video in the “Videos” section for some fun! Here is our flyer, and our GigMasters page:  https://www.gigmasters.com/Beach-Band/EXIT-STRATEGY#/categories
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Exit Strategy e-card

…4/17/14 A new juicy interview, or dialogue rather, conducted by my old friend/colleague Matt Lavelle: http://matt-lavelle.blogspot.com/2014/04/into-hot-with-anders-nilsson.html

…4/10/14 AORTA played its first gig in 3 years April 9th @ Fasching, Stockholm: New music, same gang, hope to play more frequently with these titans! During a brief visit to Sweden I also had the opportunity to give a Master Class at Fridhems Folkhögskola to 8 really good guitarists, and appear in an ad hoc improv group, at a gig arranged by FRIM-syd, lots of fun!

…2/24/14 Fulminate Trio recorded a batch of new composed and improvised music, felt real good, stay tuned for a release on Unseen Rain Records summer of 2014…

…12/1 Interview in Prepared Guitar! http://preparedguitar.blogspot.com/

…10/30 Elliott Sharp asked me to contribute a solo recording for an upcoming compilation of XXI century solo guitar music. In his studio I recorded “Variazioni su un monologo Funambolico”. Cd due out on Cleanfeed in the fall of 2014!

…Sept. 10th ’13: No Magic Man, a UK record store, asked me to write about an album that has been important to me. I picked an all-time favorite – “Odyssey of Iska” by Wayne Shorter. http://www.nomagicman.com/blogs/hocus-pocus-focus/9028773-guest-blog-anders-nilsson

…7/20/13…the solo guitar performances are developing into combinations of improvised and composed pieces of epic proportions

…7/1/13…Nilsson/Fonda/Nilsson’s cd “Powers” is out on Konnex Records! guitar trio record (in discography) http://steptempest.blogspot.com/2013/02/3-x-3-february2013.html

Watch a video! more of them in “Videos”
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…”NIGHT GUITAR” ANDERS’ OVERDUBBED SOLO ELECTRIC GUITAR ALBUM CONSISTING OF 6 HAUNTING ORIGINALS! Hear the opening track “Meet me in the back Alley” here: http://snd.sc/yu7Bqt © 2012.

“In the pieces I’ve heard from Night Guitar, Anders Nilsson has managed to find something truly original left in the much pillaged vaults of country blues guitar- something of the ghosts that have haunted it since the beginning. Think Blind Willie Johnson meets Bernard Hermann. Excellent  stuff.” - Marc Ribot

“Anders Nilsson has fashioned a set of beautifully mysterious guitar music that seamlessly blends a  wide range of influences into a unique sound: brooding, dramatic, and filled with surprises.”  - Elliott Sharp