Øresund Space Collective
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Background information
Also known as ØSC
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Space Rock, Psychedelic, Krautrock, Experimental and more
Years active 2004 - Present
Labels Space Rock Productions, Sapphire Records, Facemop, Kommun2, Pariah Child, Sulatron Records, Transubstans Records
Associated acts Bland Bladen, Causa Sui, Derango, Drahk von Trip, Electric Moon, Gas Giant, Hooffoot, ILDHU, Kaabel, Mantric Muse, Mother Superior, Papir, Sgt. Sunshine, Siena Root, The Carpet Knights, The Univerzals
Website http://www.oresundspacecollective.com/
Current members See Members
Band Logo
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Øresund Space Collective (sometimes called ØSC) is an improvisational jam band formed in April 2004.[1] Unlike most bands, they do not have any consistent, static line-ups, but rather, as their name suggests, they are a collective with musicians dropping in and out of the band for shows and recordings[2]. Though the central thread of their sound is routed in Psychedelic Rock and Space Rock, the band has explored genres as diverse as electronic and reggae[1].

History[edit | edit source]

Øresund Space Collective formed in April 2004 and is a collective group of mainly Danish, Swedish and American musicians. The collective meet up as often as possible and play improvised music which, whilst mostly rooted in space rock, often reaches into wide ranging genres such as funk, jazz, reggae and stoner rock. They are named after the Øresund strait, which separates Denmark and Sweden. It is across the Øresund bridge, in Malmö and Copenhagen, that their jam sessions mostly take place. There are no set members of the band, with a constant rotating and expanding line-up of various musicians taking part. Despite this, the core of the collective features musicians who have played in the bands Mantric Muse, Gas Giant, Bland Bladen, Derango and The Carpet Knights.

The band first released a self titled promo in 2005 in order to get gigs. Roughly 30 copies were made available.[3] It is one of the few releases that is not available digitally. Their debut studio album was also a self titled release, released through Malmö, Sweden based Transubstans records in January 2006.

In January 2006 they released the first seven of their twelve part series, Picks from Space. These were tracks selected from their first twenty-seven jam sessions.[1] Seven to ten were released in June of the same year, with eleven and twelve being released in October 2007. All twelve were released independently by the band.[3]

In October 2006, the band released their second studio album, It's all about Delay. This was a double CD and was recorded in March 2006. Like their first album, it was released on Transubstans. The Black Tomato, their third studio album, was released in August 2007. It takes its name from the studio in Denmark where it, and many of their other studio albums, are recorded.[3] Inside your Head, the band's 4th studio album, was released on September 26th 2008. Unlike their first three albums, it was released through Sulatron Records rather than Transubstans.[3] Their 5th, Good Planets are Hard to Find, was released in February 2009 on Transubstans.[3] The Dead Man in Space, the bands 6th studio album, was released in January 2010 through the Kommun2 and Pariah Child labels.[3]

Øresund Space Collective playing at an outdoor show.

The band released an album under a different name, Glossolalia, in April 2010 through Facemop.[3] Though recorded as a different band, many see this as an 7th ØSC record due to the people involved. Their official seventh studio album came in June 2010. It was called Slip into the Vortex and once again was released via Transubstans.[3] ØSC's performance at the Roadburn Festival in 2010 was released as a double vinyl in May 2011 through Space Rock Productions.[3] The bands first release with Claus Bøhling, titled Entering into the Space Country, was released in July 2011 through Kommun2.[1] [3] In November 2011 Sleeping with the Sunworm, their 9th studio album, was released. As with all studio albums from this point on, it was released via Space Rock Productions.[3] It was recorded at the same sessions as Slip into the Vortex, and solely features one 56 minute jam.[1]

March 2012 saw the release of West, Space and Love, their 10th studio album.[3] This album featured just guitar, sitar, hand drums and synthesizers.[1] It was recorded at the Space Station Studios CPH and featured Love H Forsberg and K.G. West from Siena Root and Dr. Space.[1] In May 2012, their 11th studio album, Phaze your Fears was released.[3] It was recorded on the same day, in the studio and with the same line-up as Entering into the Space Country.[1] In Oct, the band toured the Balkan countries[1] and also released their 12th studio album Give your Brain a Rest from the Matrix.[3] This album featured K.G. West, Mattias Kroglund and Claus Bøhling as well as some core ØSC members.[1]

In June 2013, they released a split 7" with Papir through Transubstans.[3] This marked their first, and currently only, split album. Nov 2013 saw the release of their 13th studio album, Organic Earthly Flotation. [3] It featured Daniel Lars on guitar.[1]

2014 saw two releases from the collective. Firstly, in May, they released the live album Damo Suzuki møder ØSC featuring the Krautrock musician Damo Suzuki. In November they released their 14th studio album, Music for Pogonologists.[3]

The collective is notable for the fact that they record all their jam sessions and concerts, later making these available, free of charge.[4] As of 2015, there is dozens of hours of music available through these sessions[1], which, due to the bands improvisational nature, is all unique.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio Albums[edit | edit source]

Splits[edit | edit source]

Live Albums[edit | edit source]

Compilation Albums[edit | edit source]

Demos[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

DVD's[edit | edit source]

Members[edit | edit source]

Unlike many traditional bands, Øresund Space Collective does not consist of static line-ups. Many musicians freely come and go from the collective. There are, however, core members of the collective.

Core Members[edit | edit source]


Øresund Space Collective live at Dragens Hule

Other Members[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 ØSC website - biography first accessed 25th May 2015
  2. ØSC website - members first accessed 26th May 2015
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 OSC website discography
  4. ØSC website recorded sessions. First accessed 27th May 2015
V·T·E Øresund Space Collective
Core Members Birk G. NielsenJiri Jon HjortJoakim JönssonMagnus HannibalMogens Deenfort PedersenNicklas HillNicklas SorensenScott "Dr Space" HellerThomas CarstensenTobias Wulff
Other Members Anders “Kaufmann” GärtnerAnders Honoré • Antti • Christian • Christian ClausenChristoffer Brøchmann ChristensenClaus BøhlingDaniel LarsDave JanneyEduardo Fernandez-Rodrigues • Emil • Esa • Franz • Göran • Inzect • Jaire Pätäri • Jesper • Johan • Jonas MunkJuba NurmenniemiJukka TeerisaariK.G. West • Luz • Love H ForsbergMathias Danielsson • Mats • Michael Kroglund • Micke • Olä ErikssonPär HallgrenPaw Eriksen • PIB • Rasmus RasmussenSam RifferSamuel LeminenSebastian WellanderSölvi SilverSøren HvilsbyStefan KreySula Bassana • Sussane • Taneli KorpinenTroels DrasbechWalt Jahn
Studio Albums Øresund Space CollectiveIt's all about DelayThe Black TomatoInside your HeadGood Planets are Hard to FindDead Man in SpaceGlossolaliaSlip into the VortexEntering into the Space CountrySleeping with the SunwormWest, Space and LovePhaze your FearsGive your Brain a Rest from the MatrixOrganic Earthly FlotationMusic for Pogonologists
Splits ØSC/Papir Split
Demos Øresund Space Collective
Singles Chased by the Space Police
Compilations Picks from Space Vol. 1Picks from Space Vol. 2Picks from Space Vol. 3Picks from Space Vol. 4Picks from Space Vol. 5Picks from Space Vol. 6Picks from Space Vol. 7Picks from Space Vol. 8Picks from Space Vol. 9Picks from Space Vol. 10Picks from Space Vol. 11Picks from Space Vol. 12
Live Albums Live at Roadburn (Øresund Space Collective)Hamburg Concerts 2013Live at Kildemose Festival 2008-2010Damo Suzuki møder ØSC
DVDs Live at Semifinal, Helsinki 2007Live Dragens Hule Feb 9th, 2007Live Dragens Hule Aug 24th, 2007Live at Loppen Feb, 2008Live at Loppen 2011
Associated Bands and Artists Bland BladenCausa SuiDrahk von TripElectric MoonGas Giant • Hooffoot • ILDHU • Kaabel • Mantric MuseMother SuperiorPapirSgt. SunshineSiena RootThe Carpet Knights • The Univerzals
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