Jorgen Adolfsson- reeds, misc. invented instruments, synthesizer, etc.
Tuomo Haapala- bass violin, misc. invented instruments, etc.
Sune Spangberg- percussion, etc.
Iskra did this one
on their 20th anniversary and it shows why they were one of
the key Swedish/Scandinavian improv groups in the 70’s and 80’s. On this
disc are free improvs as well as some through-composed pieces. The
offerings here give some idea of what ECM might be recording if they
were more accepting of the wild and the wooly. There’s a very large
variety of musical moods here: primitive, reflective, delicate,
introverted, and humorous (“Dance of the Gnomes”- don’t judge it by its
silly title). Iskra consistently avoids free clichés and pitfalls,
constantly creating new sound textures, fresh approaches and more than a
couple of things to plain marvel at.
Dragon (Of Sweden)