[CEX37]

Cool Funeral Beer – Day 1 – The Creation of the Final Ancestor Shrine

Cool Funeral Beer & Bengt Berger

After forty years we are moving into the final parts of the music that we started in the early eighties with Bitter Funeral Beer. On Christmas Eve 2022 the first of three days of funeral music will be released in digital format. After some public rehearsals during 2021-2022 we have recorded the first part and started practise for the second. During 2023 we continue the work and hope to have the complete work ready for release on vinyl and to be performed during three consecutive days in 2024.


tracks

  1. COOL CALL (4:34)
  2. CHALNUT (6:17)
  3. THE WIDOWS OF KUNDAR VILLAGE (3:42)
  4. BERSERK (2:31)
  5. DONS HORN-PALAVER (1:07)
  6. SHRINE (2:23)
  7. TODI CHILDREN (3:17)
  8. MY DARKEST MOMENTS (3:15)
  9. BLACK VOLTA CROSSOVER (6:07)
  10. KAKRABA HI FIVE (3:19)
  11. BROTHERHOOD DIES TODAY (4:55)
  12. FASTER-SKRIIIK (3:02)

musicians

Lars Almqvist, trumpet; Bengt Berger, kogyil, percussion; Christer Bothén bass clarinet; Robin Cochrane, balaphone, percussion; Signe Dahlgren, saxes; Marque Gilmore, percussion; Thomas Gustafsson, saxes; Dicken Hedrenius, trombone, tuba; Peter Janson, bass;  Martin Jonsson, percussion; Sir Thomas Jäderlund, saxes, bass clarinet; Göran Klinghagen, guitar: Jonas Knutsson, saxes; Sten Källman, saxes; Marianne Nlemwo Lindén, vocal, percussion; Emmanuelle Martin, vocal; Livet Nord, violin; Lise-Lotte Norelius, percussion, electronics, glockenspiel; Viktor Reuter, bass; Lisen Rylander Löve, saxes; Max Schultz, guitar; Mattias Ståhl, marimba, xylophones, glockenspiel; Staffan Svensson, trumpet; Henrik Wartel, percussion; Mats Äleklint, trombone, sousaphone, harmonica

more info

All music by Bengt Berger.

Recorded at Dieselverkstaden, Nacka on March 30, 2022 except Shrine, recorded at Kulturhuset, Stockholm on October 23, 2022. Additional recordings at BAS, Stockholm.

Recording and mixing by Martin Jonsson.

Mastering by Claes Persson, CRP Recording. Cover and graphics by Jon Edergren, Spektra Design.

Distribution Naxos.

CEX37 Release date 20221224

Thanks for support from the Swedish Arts Council