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: “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” “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 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” “The quartet becomes (…) a free improvised unit of the best kind, formulating captivating, rich language and almost telepathic interplay” “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.