Sunday, May 2, 2010

Von Zamla - No Make Up! (Sweden 1983) [AvantProg] @320

Founded in 1981 by keyboardist Lars Hollmer and guitarist Eino Haapala this zany band was an off-shoot of Sweden's Samlas Mammas Manna whose brand of RIO made them popular in Sweden in the 1970's but kept them relatively obscure elsewhere.
Von Zamla released two studio albums in their short career; Zamlaranama (1981) and No Make Up (1983). Brimming with Nordic Folk Melodies,thanks toHollmer's amazing accordion work the albums feature much less improvisational work than their earlier Sammlas work. One of the defining qualities of the band is their sense of theatre,comic theatre to be precise and this shines through both their albums.
This band represents a fascinating link to some of today's more creative bands such as Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and Miriodor.

Perfect vinyl rip. Not released in CD.

01. Forge Etude (4:19)
02. Soon Series (7:36)
03. Für Munju/Indojazz (6:08)
04. Gilmit (4:37)
05. Hopeful (4:41)
06. Endango (3:52)
07. Piece of Antsong (2:45)
08. Voice Improvisation (3:52)
09. After SMRT (5:22)
10. Cancion De Bi-Mi-Mela (3:26)

Michel Berckmans: bassoon, oboe
Eino Haapala: guitar, vocals
Lars Hollmer: keyboards, accordion
Hans Louhelainen: keyboards, melodica
Wolfgang Salomon: bass, guitaron
Mårten Tiselius: drums
Additional musician:
Kalle Eriksson: trumpet (4), percussion


Solo albums:
XII Sibiriska Cyklar (1981)
Vill Du Höra Mer (1982)
Från Natt Idag (1983)
Joggingcharleston Singel (1984)
Tonöga (1985)
Vendeltid (1987)
The Siberian Circus (compilation, 1992)
Vandelmässa (1993)
Andetag (1998)
Utsikter (2000)
Autokomp A(nd)more (2001)
SOLA: Lars Hollmer's Global Home Project (2002)
Viandra (2007)

With Samla Mammas Manna:
Samla Mammas Manna (1971)
Måltid (1973)
Klossa Knapitatet (1974)
Snorungarnas Symfoni (1975)
Kaka (1999)
Dear Mamma (2002)

With Zamla Mammaz Manna:
Schlagerns Mystik / För Äldre Nybegynnare (1978)
Familjesprickor (1980)

With von Zamla:
Zamlaranamma (1982)
No Make Up (1983)
1983 (1999, rec. live 1983)  

With Ramlösa Kvällar:
Ramlösa Kvällar (Nights Without Frames) (1977)

With Fem Söker En Skatt:
Fem Söker En Skatt (1995)

With Looping Home Orchestra:
Vendeltid (1987)
Door Floor Something Window (live, 1993)

With Accordion Tribe:
Accordion Tribe (live, 1998)
Sea of Reeds (2002)
Lunghorn Twist (2006)

With Fanfare Pourpour:
Karusell musik (2007)


  1. thank you. Any chance you could upload Accordion Tribe work with Lars Hollmer?

  2. For sure!
    Soon it will be here.

  3. Gracias por todo lo que compartís, muy generoso.
    Y gracias por subirlo a Mega.
    Osvaldo, de Argentina.


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