I had this idea; my idea was this collection.
This collection presents the music of Johan Gustavsson made under the Tsukimono moniker. It's meant to work as a "beginner's guide" as well as a testament to Tsukimono's first 10 years as an artist. I hope you enjoy this free-music as much as I have through the years, and I hope it can inspire you, as a listener, to delve deeper into the vast Tsukimono catalogue. There's a plethora of greatness to choose from and making selections for this compilation wasn't an easy task.
Wise men say only fools rush in. Some other wise man (still could've been Elvis though) has also said something to the effect of: Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a very stupid thing to do. And regarding this album, letting the music speak for itself is surely the wisest thing to do.
Finally, just these words about Johan:
I've been close to a lot of people in my life, I've admired and loved quite a few, but Johan Gustavsson is the only man I've ever truly respected.
// David C Sjöberg - Cultural Theoretician and Conceptual Artist, 2010.
1. Black on grey
This song originally appeared on the album "What Note, Who's Note?" released by HeyYouFuckingMan! in 2004, re-issued by Arterija in 2006.
2. Bit my leg off
This song originally appeared on the album "Eerie Railroad, Near Port Lewis" released by Komplott in 2003.
3. Gloomy Sunday
This song originally appeared on the album "Heart Attack Money" released by kalligrammofon in 2009"
4. Sung about, gone
This song originally appeared on the album "One Million Birds in the sky" released by Garmonbozia in 2002.
5. Great blood
This song originally appeared on the album "Great Blood" released by Hwem in 2008.
6. When I vibrate it hard
This song originally appeared on the album "Time Canvas" released by Kning Disk in 2007, re-issued by Release The Bats in 2009.
7. When my heart's not in it
This song originally appeared on the album "Née" released by Kalligrammofon in 2006.
This song originally appeared on the ep "The Back Is A Collection Of Busted Static" released by Fukk God Let's Create in 2003.
9. Gets famous
10. Weak ends, weekends
This song originally appeared on the album "Sketches 6-27" released by Mechanized Mind in 2003.
11. Ending received
This song originally appeared on the album "Imagine The Composer" released by Hockey Rawk in 2008
Tsukimono is Johan Gustavsson.
Curated, compiled and notated by David C Sjöberg.
Cover art by Johan Gustavsson, layout by Thomas Ekelund.
This music free to share under a Creative Commons Music Sharing License.