During the years since it was released (1999) , we have received many questions, if it will be released on LP.
Now it is here - a double LP and on 45 rpm!
Besides the fact that it is a very unique and different kind of music recorded in a Church with a very nice reverb, at the same time it feels like one of the best recordings we have ever made!
We have paid meticulous attention to the transfer from the Analogue Master Tape to the Cutting lathe, in order to really preserve the sound quality etc.
They play instrumental music with ingredients from near and far - warm island breezes, a trace of oriental spice and Nordic mood. All the music has been composed by members of the band with the exception of one piece by Taj Mahal.
One possible way of having a conception of Tiny Island´s music is to consider the members of the band and their instrumentation:
Göran Wennerbrandt: Guitar, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar, National slide guitar and mandolin.
Nick Malmeström: Guitar, 10 -string mandola, bouzouki, 12 -string guitar.
Janne Peterson: accordion, piano, pump organ, kalimba and organ.
Olle Eriksson: double bass and 10 -string mandola.
Björn Gideonsson: percussion.
The recording also includes two guest soloists: Johan Hedin: nyckelharpa (“Swedish key-fiddle”) and Ahmet (Haci) Tekbilek on kavala flute and ney flute.
Tiny Island was formed by Göran Wennerbrandt in 1989, but on their cooperation with Eric Bibb in 1993 went under the name of “Needed Time” with basically the same members. During the years 1994 to 1998 either Göran Wennerbrandt or the whole band toured regularly with Eric Bibb in both Europe and Canada.On this, Tiny Islands debut CD they play instrumental music with ingredients from near and far - warm island breezes, a trace of oriental spice and Nordic mood. All the music has been composed by members of the band with the exception of one piece by Taj Mahal.
Listen to music samples
A1 Le Valse Petit
B1 Black Sand
B2 When I Feel The Sea Beneath
C3 Lilla Långdansen
D1 Paniolo Dream
A1 Le Valse Petit 3´15
A2 Vaquero 7´17
B1 Black Sand 6´52
B2 When I Feel The Sea Beneath My Soul 4´05
B3 She Danced With Me 3´10
C1 My Siren Of The Woods 2´43
C2 Sacred Ground 5´47
C3 Lilla Långdansen 3´01
D1 Paniolo Dream 5´44
D2 PuaKea 9´45
Title: Tiny Island
Artist: Tiny Island
Media: 2x 180g LP Vinyl Stereo 45rpm, , .
Label: OPUS3 records
Released: 1.2.2023 in Sweden