"Höga Nord wants to expand your senses and revolutionise your mind by constantly looking and listening for those rare and magical moments in pop culture. The rest we treat in a similar way by leaving it for the masses. Our releases are vinyl and limited editions, but they are also available digitally. The effect will last forever!” – the manifesto of Höga Nord Rekords tells you immediately that the guys from Gothenburg, Sweden do not want to entertain their fans with the mundane.
Established in early 2013, the label has already released a huge bunch of 7inches, EPs, LPs and cassette tapes by artists like the psychedelic band, Ley Big Byrd, mysterious group, The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane, abstract quartet, Kriget, US-American rock band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, British DJ, producer and remixer Andrew Weatherall and the trio, The Exorcist GBG, who are also in charge of the latest Höga Nord album.
Stylistically the label likes to serve all kinds of sounds from around the globe. Disco, funk, stoner rock, acid, techno, house, new-wave – the sky is the limit as long as the music is not ordinary.
For EDWIN, the Höga Nord folks have conducted a mix that is folky, global and psychedelic. It features music by the Algerian musician, Ahmed Malek, a collaboration between mythical writer, William S. Burroughs, filmmaker, Gus Van Sant, a tune by the Super Djata Band from Bamako, Mali, some experimental ambient from Japan, tuned in by Haruomi Hosono and Tadanori Yokoo as well as tripping African vibes by the 70's band, El Rego Et Ses Commandos.
A real worldwide voyage that we highly recommend: Happy drifting and try to sing along!
Thomas Tidholm - Tango Engelbrekt (1985, Silence)
Ahmed Malek & Flako - Tape 12 Track 2 (2017, Habibi Funk Records)
Älgarnas Trädgård - Tristans Klagan (1972, Silence)
Hollingworth & Ljungman - Den Dan Då Skogen Brann (1974, CBS Records)
William S. Burroughs & Gus Van Sant - Millions Of Images (1990, Singles Only Label)
Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani - Doktür (1976, Yonca)
Spjärnsvallet - Bougouni (1975, Musiknätet Waxholm AB)
Archimedes Badkar - Yelir (Tillägnad Terry Riley) (1975, Musiknätet Waxholm AB)
Özdemir Erdoğan - Karaoğlan Almanya’da (1973, Yonca)
Super Djata Band - Noumouna Kouloumba (1981, Disco Rama)
El Rego Et Ses Commandos - Se Na Min (2011, Daptone Records)
Haruomi Hosono & Tadanori Yokoo - Hotel Malabar Upper Floor…Moving Triangle (1978, King)
Bernard Bonnier - I Can’t Sing (1984, Amaryllis)
Mazhar Ve Fuat - Sür Efem Atını (1973, Yonca)
Derdiyoklar İkilisi - Yadoy (1980, Türküola)
Özdemir Erdoğan - Gubert (1982, Yonca)
Ahmed Malek - Omar Gatlato (2016, Habibi Funk Records)