Category Archives: releases

New release Nypan Trio

New release with Øyvind Nypan on Particular Recordings Collective out may 24 2018 (It was recorded this february, so only 3 months from recording date to release date!)

To mark the occation, Nypan Trio played a tour with performances in Norway, Copenhagen and London.

Particular Recordings Label Night

The record label I started in 2013 to release my triple album Hammond Dialogues has now grown into a larger co-operative of like minded musicians, releasing jazz, improvised and composed contemporary music from a community of professional musicians with a connection to the city of Trondheim, Norway. Particular Recordings Collective celebrated five years and the release of three new recordings by hosting a Label Night at Dokkhuset Scene, May 15 2018.

The program showcased many of the artists and projects currently on the label, with 8 different constellations playing a short set each: Team Hegdal, Daniel Formo’s Orchestra of Speech, Alpaca Ensemble, en en en, Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio, H H H, Oscar Grönberg 3, and especially for the occasion – PRC all star ensemble.

Videoes of all performances:

New release by Formo Tre & Metall

The new record “Amor & Labor” by Formo Tre & Metall is now available as CD and download!
The recording was listed on Europe Jazz Media Chart for october, and a nice early review in Bergens Tidende describes the music as a “vital and engaging drive of improvisation” by a “strong and original band”
Some more nice reviews:
AllAboutJazz.com: “Formo Tre & Metall is an excellent quartet with a bold vision.”
Adresseavisen: “He plays the B3 with a scope and a melodic sensitivity that makes it a joy to listen to”
Dagsavisen: “Det er ei sprudlande oppkome av eit album”
Side2.no: “Formo has created a band and a sound unlike anything else on the musical horizon”
Dag og Tid: “Det er noko stoffleg og handgripeleg i musikken som er både uvanleg og tankevekkjande”

Triple album released

My new triple album “Hammond Dialogues” is now available for download at subradar.no and iTunes, also available as limited edition triple-CD for mail order by contacting me directly.
Some reviews are also starting to show up:
Bergens Tidende: “This is electroacoustic contemporary improvisation rich in ideas”;
Svenska Dagbladet: “in the dynamic duo (…) they make the sounds both sparkle and shine mightily”
allaboutjazz.com: “The quartet becomes (…) a free improvised unit of the best kind, formulating captivating, rich language and almost telepathic interplay”
bitaites.org: “Hammond B3 is a greater benefit to mankind than were penicillin, air conditioning and microwave. Daniel confirms this with absolute distinction”

triple album release and new quartet debut tour coming up

In february 2013 I will tour in Norway and Sweden with my new quartet called Formo Tre&Metall featuring Mattias Ståhl on vibraphone, Eirik Hegdal on saxophone and Erik Nylander on drums and wood chops. At the same time I will release a triple album based on my work with the Hammond Dialogues project, containing a solo Hammond recording, a live duo recording with Nils Henrik Asheim on church organ, and another live recording featuring Lene Grenager on cello, Michael Duch on double bass and Bergmund Skaslien on viola.