Late July 2014:

My next release is a 7" recorded in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf. The release date is set for early August. Please check the Dais website frequently as information will most likely be posted there first. I will have a very limited amount of copies available for sale, so please contact inquiries@torlundvall.com if you are interested in obtaining one directly from me.

Leila and I first got in touch in late 2011 and our exchanges eventually led to a musical collaboration. During a visit to my home in May 2012, Leila wrote a spontaneous track on my Winter piano entitled "Ibis". I recorded and engineered the track along with her vocals. Later that month, I added various sounds and ambient washes to the mix. A solo version of "Ibis" (featuring the original piano / vocals but with additional horn) was released on Leila's beautiful debut LP "Cold and Cloud" in 2013, however the earlier, collaborative version has remained unreleased until now. It was agreed that a 7" was the perfect format. For the B-Side, I constructed a new track entitled "Quiet Seaside" around some of Leila's guitar riffs which I also recorded during her visit. I sent Leila my early mix and she added brass and vocals. Her additions complete the picture and evoke my childhood memory of distant music from a boardwalk echoing down to the empty beach below.

I have 3 copies of the art edition of "Structures And Solitude" remaining. Please contact inquiries@torlundvall.com if you are interested in obtaining one. The art edition includes an original 4.75" x 4.75" "Night Study" oil painting on paper. There are in depth and insightful reviews of the box set posted at the following links: Santa Sangre, Pitchfork, PopMatters and Swingset. There is also a recent interview for Secret Thirteen posted here.

My next instrumental album entitled "The Park" will be released by Dais in late 2014 or early 2015. I will post more details as soon as things move closer to production.

Please send all correspondence to inquiries@torlundvall.com.