My Third CD: Zen Guitar Songs
My third CD will be finished before my first and second one. My third CD will feature Zen Guitar music - songs written in the Zen Guitar tuning. Some of the songs that are going to be recorded are:
B Sharp, First Take ( Zen Guitar Jam), Gimme a Break, Gung Ho, Innocent Mental Mood, Lighthouse, Meditation Piece, The Missing Link, One Man One Song Part I, One Man One Song Part II, Our Man in Sweden, Sensei & Unsui, Summer Pursuits, The Thin Line, Tivoli, Ulli Bulli, Wood Anemone
Music: Tomas Karlsson, Janne Hyöty, Kenneth Nordman, Philip Toshio Sudo and others
Arrangements/ production: Tomas Karlsson
Musicians: Tomas Karlsson, Tom Forsman, Tobias Hurwitz, Janne Hyöty, Stefan "Kilju" Lindblom, Oskar Nilsson, Kenneth Nordman and others
My First CD: Sideways ( or The Floor or Greatest Hits or Hextable...)
My first CD with some kind of "pop music for adults" will be finished one day in the near future. It will contain nine ( or possibly ten) songs ( not necessarily in this order):
Alternative Lifestyle, The Beauty Inside, A Different World, Full Circle, Is This Love?, Little Marius, Lunatics & Weirdos, Music, Parallel Universe
Lyrics & music: Tomas Karlsson
Arrangements/ production: Tomas Karlsson, Kalle Teir
Lead vocalists: Petra Sundvik, Kalle Teir, Kjell Granfors, Casper Sahlström
Musicians: Janne Hyöty, guitars; Tom Forsman, guitars; Stefan "Kilju" Lindblom, basses; Kenneth Nordman, bass; Mats Granfors, accordion, piano; Patrick Lax, drums and percussion; Oskar Nilsson, drums; Jani Sund, drums; Tomas Karlsson, guitars, keyboards; Kalle Teir, guitars, keyboards, drums, percussion
Production: Tomas Karlsson, Kalle Teir
Recording: Martin Kantola, Kalle Teir, Tomas Karlsson
Mixing: Kalle Teir, Tomas Karlsson
I'd like to thank the following:
First and foremost: Kalle Teir, "The Man with the Golden Ears", for, well, everything. What can I say, no words could possibly express what I feel...
The vocalists and the musicians, for their inspired performances.
My wife Minna-Maria Mäenpää, for your incredible love, understanding and support, for your interest in me and my music and for being my muse and the most incredible soul sister I ever had.
Iikka, Veera ja Kalle Mäenpää, for bringing so much real life into my life...
Birgitta Gyllenberg, for valuable advice regarding the lyrics.
Svenska kulturfonden i Björneborg, for financial support.
Anders Östling, for the guitar lessons/ jam sessions and for helping me regain my belief in myself as a musician...
Kenneth Nordman, "Our Man in Sweden", for valuable advice and comments and for good ( almost 20-year-) old friendship.
Bob Russell, for the great philosophical discussions...
My mother, Else-Maj Karlsson, for always being there. You are always there for everyone: your own children, grandchildren, cats and dogs...
My cats Dragomir, Q.L. & Ross.
My ex-wife Anne Mari Karlsson, for the love and support and for helping me through some of the hardest times of my life.
I'd like to dedicate this CD to my father, Guy Karlsson, who passed away in 1991. Thanks above all for not believing much in me as a musician, thus making me have to do this. :-) If only you could have seen me now! Thanks also for what I remember the most about you, your big heart and your deep love and respect for all creatures living, animals and humans alike. You have really made a world of difference and your spirit will always live on in my heart...
My Second CD
My second CD will probably be finished before my first one. My second CD will feature instrumental "jazz"/ improvisation music. Some of the tunes that are going to be recorded are:
Homeless, K-Day, Little Brownies, Little Man, Long Time No C, Pets, Pets Part II ( The Return), Rain Dance, Riff Rough, Springtime, Stockholm, Tattoo, The Tempest, Turn Around...
Music: Tomas Karlsson
Arrangements/ production: Tomas Karlsson, Stefan "Kilju" Lindblom
Musicians: Tomas Karlsson, Stefan "Kilju" Lindblom and others