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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 Thanks for reading & listening! BUY CDs or Downloads in the DISCOGRAPHY section!

“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: …A new juicy interview, or dialogue rather, conducted by my old friend/colleague Matt Lavelle: http://matt-lavelle.blogspot.com

…AORTA played its first gig in 3 years April 9th At 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 hold a clinic at Fridhems folkhogskola for 8 good guitarists (see thumbnail above), and appear in an ad hoc improv group, at a gig arranged by FRIM-syd, lots of fun!

…2/24 Fulminate Trio recorded a batch of new composed and improvised music, felt real good, stay tuned for potential release…

…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!

…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

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

….”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 

 …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 the latest Video!:

…”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