Dan Backman Retrospective 55 Volume 1: 1975-2015.


What’s this?

A selection of unreleased lo-fi-recordings from 1975-1988. Edited and mixed by Dan Backman and Göran Petersson and supplemented with overdubs 2012-2015. The title should be read as Dan Backman Retrospective 55 Volume 1: 1975-2015.

How does it sound?

Like a hallucination. With elements of kraut, psychedelia, freeform, jazz, progrock, swedish progg, noise, musique concrète, folk, raga, fusion and electronic art music.



Two new albums out now!

Over the past few weeks we have added two new albums to the catalogue.

Brus 035/Knaster 035 ANDREAS HOURDAKIS TRIO “In a Barn” CD & 180 G Vinyl


This music came about, or was at least recorded, during the hottest days in August last year in a borrowed barn north of Stockholm, converted into a studio for the occasion. Hence the title In A Barn. It’s the album debut of Andreas Hourdakis and his trio which also consists of bass player Martin Höper and drummer Ola Hultgren.

”One of the most distinctive guitar voices in European jazz”. Rob Mallows, London Jass News


Knaster 037 MARITZA HORN “Take It Where You Find It” 180 G Vinyl


This is a collection of demo recordings made many years ago for a never finished album. The multitrack tapes are missing. A stereo cassette copy with rough mixes all that remains.

The ones we felt release-worthy have been baked, washed and hung up to dry for ”Take it Where You Find it”. We assure you, they’re worth it!


Grammis till Daniel Karlsson Trio!

Att Daniel Karlsson Trio var en av fem nominerade i en stenhård jazzkategori kändes gott nog. Att trion skulle få gå hem med jazzgrammisen 2015 i det sällskapet allt annat än givet. Stort grattis till Daniel Karlsson Trio!










2015 – January update

We’re happy to announce that two of our 2014 releases have been nominated for the Swedish indie Manifest Awards!

Daniel Karlsson Trio for best Jazz album for Fusion for Fish and The Tarantula Waltz  for best Singer/Songwriter album for Tinder Stick Neck!

And speaking of Daniel Karlsson and the TRIO, we had a magnificent week of recording on Runmarö the very first week of 2015. A new album already in the can! More on this later…

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Daniel Karlsson Trio nominated for Swedish Jazz Grammy!

It’s been a good year and to top it off this week – a nomination for a Swedish Grammy to Daniel Karlsson Trio and their brilliant second album Fusion for Fish. We are also seeing lots of airplay in Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland for the album.

We already have two amazing new tracks in the can for next DKT album. In January we will record the rest of the trio’s third album to be released in mid April if all goes well.

Daniel Karlsson_Photo Diego Piotto








Daniel Karlsson, photo by Diego Piotto