Discography

Orders:
Finland: http://www.digelius.com || USA/NYC: http://www.downtownmusicgallery.com/Main/index.htm || USA/MD: http://www.waysidemusic.com || Japan: http://diskunion.net

INAUGURAL SOUND CLASH FOR THE TWO AMERICAS

1. Against the Empire of Alternative Facts part 1 (23:08)
2. Against the Empire of Alternative Facts part 2 (33:26)

Hideo Yamaki: drums
Bill Laswell: electric bass
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar
Mike Sopko: electric guitar
Dominic James: electric guitar

Recorded by Hiroyuki Sanada & Fuso Murase at The Stone, NYC on January 20th, 2017
Edited, mixed & mastered at Orange Music, West Orange, NJ
Engineering: James Dellatacoma
Artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign
https://modtechnologies.bandcamp.com/album/inaugural-sound-clash

SKY MUSIC: A TRIBUTE TO TERJE RYPDAL VOL 2

Same credits as volume 1

1. Icing
2. Fillmore 76

SKY MUSIC: A TRIBUTE TO TERJE RYPDAL

RCD2194

1. Ørnen (5:53)
2. Over Birkerot/Silver Bird Heads For The Sun (14:51)
3. Chaser (6:17)
4. What Comes After (6:31)
5. Warning: Electric Guitars (5:18)
6. Though Enough/Rolling Stone/Tough Enough (19:15)
7. Avskjed (6:58)
8. Dream Song/Into The Wilderness/Out Of This World (6:05)
9. Sunrise (8:47)

Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen: electric guitar
Reine Fisk: electric guitar
Even Helte Hermansen: electric guitar
Henry Kaiser: electric guitar
Hans Magnus Ryan: electric guitar
Bill Frisell: electric guitar
Nels Cline: electric guitar
David Torn: electric guitar
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar
Jim O’Rourke: pedal steel guitar, guitars etc
Ståle Storløkken: keyboards
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: electric bass and double bass
Gard Nilssen: drums

Produced by Henry Kaiser
Executive producer: Rune Kristofferson
All music by Terje Rypdal
Recorded at Athletic Studios, Halden, Norway 21-26 August 2016
Recorded and mixed by Kai Andersen with Dag Erik Johansen
Cover by Kim Hiorthøy

RAOUL BJÖRKENHEIM eCsTaSy: DOORS OF PERCEPTION

1. Ides of March (3:16)
2. Answer it! (5:13)
3. Buzz (3:01)
4. Surf Bird (4:27)
5. Elemental (5:44)
6. Talkin’ to Me? (4:18)
7. Doors of Perception* (5:30)
8. Jitterfug* (3:25)
9. Sunflower (3:21)
10. Ecstasy Dance* (4:50)

Raoul Björkenheim: electric 6 and 12 string guitars
Pauli Lyytinen: bass, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, wood flute
Jori Huhtala: doublebass
Markku Ounaskari: drums and percussion

Produced by Raoul Björkenheim
Recorded and mixed by Markus Kärki
All music by eCsTaSy except *by Raoul Björkenheim
Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen
Cover photos by Raoul Björkenheim

https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/doors-of-perception

RAOUL BJÖRKENHEIM TRIAD

BEYOND

Raoul Björkenheim – electric guitar
Ville Rauhala – double bass
Ilmari Heikinheimo – drums & percussion

Produced by Markus Kärki and Raoul Björkenheim
Engineered by Markus Kärki
Recorded 3-6 October 2016 at Magnusborg Studio, Porvoo
Cover art by Reima Nevalainen

1 ACT OF WILL (3:39)
2 MOVE ON (2:44)
3 DEFIANCE (4:02)
4 PETALS (7:17)
5 KATARSIS (3:37)
6 BEYOND (5:54)
7 ARISE (3:15)
8 BLUNT STUNT (3:21)
9 THE RAIN IS OVER (3:53)
Total playing time 37:48

SCORCH TRIO XXX

Rune Grammofon RLP2187
All music by Björkenheim/Flaten/Nilssen-Love except
* by John Coltrane
Produced by Scorch Trio and Rune Kristoffersen except
** YLE/Veli-pekka Heinonen

LP1 SCORCH TRIO
oikosulku
salaa
taajus
XXX
paahtaa
LP2 LUGGUMT
kjøle høle
brennj fynnj
snækje rojnd nævinj
furskunjt
synnja vegga
luggumt
 

LP3 BROLT
olstra
gaba
hys
graps
bluring

 

LP4 OVAL**
sharrockism
silent lies
big nick*
x-actly
dog streets

 

Raoul Björkenheim eCsTaSy: Out of the Blue

Staszek_4Cuneiform Records Rune 413

Produced by Raoul Björkenheim

1. Heads &Tales 7:06
2. Quintrille 3:40
3. A Fly in the House of Love* 6:02
4. Uptown 4:45
5. You Never Know* 2:40
6. OLJ 3:20
7. Roller Coaster 3:42
8. Zebra Dreams* 10:14

Music composed by Raoul Björkenheim, except * by eCsTaSy and 6 by Jori Huhtala
Recorded at E-Studio, Helsinki, 19-21 November 2014

Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitars
Pauli Lyytinen: saxophones
Jori Huhtala: contrabass
Markku Ounaskari: drums

Raoul Björkenheim eCsTaSy

eCsTaSy coverCuneiform Records Rune 373

Produced by Raoul Björkenheim

1. El Pueblo Unido 5:46
2. SOS 5:38
3. Deeper * 4:56
4. No Delay 5:01
5. Through the Looking Glass* 3:30
6. As Luck Would Have It 5:30
7. Subterranean Samba * 4:14
8. Threshold 4:47
9. The Sky is Ruby 6:25

Music composed by Raoul Björkenheim, except * by Triad
Recorded at Finnvox Studio, Helsinki, 11-13 December 2012

Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitars
Pauli Lyytinen: saxophones
Jori Huhtala: contrabass
Markku Ounaskari: drums

 

Frode Haltli: Arne Nordhem Complete Accordion Works

Frode HaltliSIMAX PSC 1328 Producer Geoff Miles

1. Spur for solo accordion and orchestra 26:07
2-7. Signals for accordion, electric guitar and percussion 8:35
8. Dinosaurus for accordion and tape 9:42
9. Flashing for solo accordion 10:46

Recorded at Store Studio, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Company) 21-22 March, 9 April 2011 and 16 May 2011.
Recorded by Arne Kristian Dypvik and Terje Hellem

Music by Arne Nordhem
Frode Haltli: accordion
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar
Hans.Kristian Kjos Sørensen: percussion
Norwegian Radio Orchestra

 

Raoul Björkenheim, Anders Nilsson & Gerald Cleaver: Kalabalik

kalabalik

DMG/ART Executive producer: Bruce Gallanter

1. Spiraling Skies 12:07
2. Vortex 5:26
3. Incarnation 8:38
4. Robot Tango 13:47
5. Saga Raga 8:43
6. Descension 9:20

Recorded live at Downtown Music Gallery by Robert O’Hare on 2 January 2011
Remixed by Robert Musso with assistance by Michael Fossenkemper

Raoul Björkenheim: guitar
Anders Nilsson: Guitar
Gerald Cleaver: drums

http://www.squidsear.com/cgi-bin/news/newsView.cgi?newsID=1474

 

Scorch trio with mars williams: made in norway

Scorch trio with mars williams: made in norway

RLP2119 rune grammofon double LP
Produced by scorch trio, mars williams and rune kristofferson

LP1
1. sloo
2. oosl
3. loos
4. oslo

LP2
1. genber
2. enberg
3. bergen

Recorded live at café mono in Oslo by Thomas Hukkelberg 23 may 2011 and live at nattjazz in bergen by hans olav molde on 25 may 2011
mastered by Thomas Hukkelberg

Raoul Björkenheim: guitar, electric mandolin
Mars Williams: tenor, alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker flaten: fender bass, electronics
Frank Rosaly: drums

http://www.runegrammofon.com/artists/scorch_trio/reviews-2119/

 

Blixt

Blixt

Cuneiform Records rune 335
Produced by Blixt

1. black whole 3:44
2. moon tune 2:10
3. tools 5:23
4. cinque roulette 3:53
5. shifting sands closing hour 2:44
6. ghost strokes 8:26
7. invisible one 11:17
8. drill beats 2:46
9. storm 3:38
10. 4-4-4-4-2-2-2-5-2 4:04

Recorded at Orange Music Studios, New Jersey, on september 20-21 2010
Recorded and mixed by Robert Musso
Assistant engineer: James Dellatacoma
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper

Raoul Björkenheim: guitar
Bill Laswell: bass
Morgan Ågren: drums

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2011/12/19/nick-derisos-top-albums-for-2011-jazz-rock-and-fusion-jazz-edition/

 

Raúl Mannola: Inner Visions of Flamenco

Raúl Mannola: Inner Visions of Flamenco

SNFN- 8346
Produced by Raúl Mannola

1. Gran y Eterna (granainas) 6:22
2. Nenúfar (milonga) 9:08
3. Ese Gitano Bueno (seguiriyas) 5:15
4. Tetracordas (bulerías) 10:27
5. Graciela 4:16
6. Bastet (Abandolaos) 9:36
7. Bulería de la Catalina (bulerías) 4:58

Recorded at seawolf studios, Helsinki, february 13th 2010.
Flamenco jazz-rock project:
Raúl Mannola: flamenco guitar
Fariña: vocals
Aylin Bayaz: dance
Pablo Martin Jones: drums and percussion
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar/

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=39831

 

Markus Holkko: From Circuits, with Love

Markus Holkko - From Circuits, With Love

TEXCD 109 Texicalli 2010
Produced, composed and arranged by Markus Holkko

1. The Object 8:33
2 Faustian Afternoon 6:31
3. Traurig 3:39
4. Polynesia 7:34
5. Cantus Magnetique 8:13
6. Casting of a Bell 6:29
7. Valis 7:54
8. Basualdo 2:34
9. Dark Cable 7:11

Markus Holkko: saxophone and keyboards
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar
Joonas Riippa: drums, pecussion
Kari Ikonen: moog rogue
Markus Niittynen: fender rhodes
Iiro Kautto: double bass

 

Scorch Trio: Melaza

Scorch Trio: Melaza

RCD 2104, Rune Grammofon 2010
Produced by Scorch Trio and Rune Kristofferson

1. Relajo
2. Bambalán
3. Fajao
4. Orita
5. Melaza
6 Estinche
7. Raitrú
8. ¡Esnú!

Recorded at Orange Music Sound Studios, New Jersey, in decenber 2009. Music by Scorch Trio.
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitars
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: electric bass
Frank Rosaly: drums/

http://www.runegrammofon.com/artists/scorch_trio/reviews-2104/

 

I Never Metaguitar: solo guitars for the 21st century

I Never Metaguitar: solo guitars for the 21st century

Clean Feed CFG005CD
Produced by Elliot Sharp

1. In Two Parts Missing – Mary Halvorsen
2. Act as if Nothing Happened – Jeff Parker
3. Blame it on the Tonkori – Henry Kaiser
4. Migrant Song – Jean-Francois Pauvros
5. Heater – Janet Feder
6. I Told You So – Raoul Björkenheim
7. Joanna – Noel Akchote
8. Study for Hairpin and Hatbox – Nels Cline
9. Until Iago Whispered – Brandon Ross
10. Story Teller – Mike Cooper
11. Blue Blue – Michael Gregory
12. Buzkashi – Scott Fields
13. Little Creatures – Kazuhisa Uchihashi
14. Coiled Malescense – Mick Barr
15. The Day Raushenberg met de Kooning – Gunnar Geisse
16. Telemetry – Elliot Sharp/

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37732

 

UMO: Primal Mind

UMO & Raoul Björkenheim - Primal Mind

UMOCD 111
Original recording and mix produced by Jukka Hakoköngäs
CD Produced by Juha Nikulainen for ProVisual

1. Primal Mind 10:01
2. The Doldrums 7:38
3. Monkey Dance 5:38
4. The Fathers 11:54
5. Doom Mood 7:16
6. Lullaby in Bells
7. Rapids
8. Towers
9.Whooz Blooz

Recorded live at Jumo Jazz Club 10.5.1991. Music composed and arranged by Raoul Björkenheim.
Conducted by Jukka Linkola.
Saxophones: Pentti Lahti, Jukka Perko, Teemu Salminen, Kari Heinilä, Pepa Päivinen
Trumpets: Esko Heikkinen, Simo Salminen, Timo Paasonen, Heikki Haimila
Trombones: Jari Hongisto, Juhani Aalto, Mircea Stan, Mikael Långbacka

Rhythm:
Pekka Sarmanto: contrabass

Krakatau Trio:
Ulf Krokfors: contrabass
Tom Nekljudow: drums
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar

 

Dark Energy Live

Chris Massey & Raoul Björkenheim - Dark Energy Live

Forever Sharp and Vivid Music
Produced by Chris Massey and Raoul Björkenheim

1. Solo guitar 1:48
2. Olive Green 3:28
3. Blue Jazz 14:12
4. Somewhere Over the Rainbow 4:24
5. Hi-Fi Scarlet 4:48
6. Golden Fiunk 9:42

Recorded live at Hallwell’s Performance Gallery, Buffalo NY in 2003
Chris Massey: drums
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitars

 

Sielun Veljet: Kansan Parissa 3

Sielun Veljet: Kansan Parissa 3

POKOCD 370
Produced by Jukka Orma and Juha Nikulainen

1. Kerala 5:17
2. I Wanna be a Frog 3:39
3. Mushroom Moon 3:50
4. Vicious Waltz 3:17
5. Evil Kübl 6:26
6. Run Down but Romantic 4:47
7. Woe! The Maiden of my Heart 2:30
8. Life is a Cobra 3:12
9. The Beast Has Taken Over in my Mind Again 4:57
10. Old Masterpiece 2:16
11. Hey-Ho, Red Banana!
12. Immortal Bliss 3:15
13. Living in a Twisted World 3:13

Recorded live at Tavastia Klubi, Helsinki November 27th, 1989
Jukka Orma: nylon-stringed guitar, voice
Ismo Alanko: voice, cello, steel-stringed guitar and bouzouki
Jouko Hohko: bass balalaika, voice
Alf Forsman: gongo drums, large drum, gunguru bells and other percussion
Sanna Salmenkallio: violin
Karri Koivukoski: viola
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar

 

Jukka Gustavson: Community Jazz

Jukka Gustavson: Community Jazz

ZENCD 2129
Produced by Jukka Gustavson

1. Cohesion Promotion 6:22
2. Human Rights 5:08
3. Every Child Needs Love 6:09
4. Cohesion Swing Report 5:13
5. Highlights of an Ordinary Day 5:01
6. Blue Grace 6:35
7. Man of Honor 7:57
8. In a Godless Hurry all the Time 10:06

Recorded at Seasound Studios in november 2008.
Music and Lyrics by Jukka Gustavson.
Jukka Gustavson: Vocals, Hammond organ, keyboards
Raoul Björkenheim: Electric guitars and voice
Ulf Krokfors: upright bass, bass guitar and voice
Mika Kallio: drums
Pekka Nylund: guitar
Juha Verona: bass guitar
Rami Eskelinen: drums
Mikael Tiittanen: percussion

 

Steve Rust Trio: Bottom Feeder

Steve Rust Trio: Bottom Feeder

Dane Recordings 0065
Produced by Steve Rust

1. Slipstream 9:39
2. Pith and Vinegar 2:13
3. Thomas Cole 3:22
4. River Road Ramble 7:04
5. Cereal Killer 4:56
6. Gyre and Gimble 2:15
8. Devil’s Tombstone 3:53

Recorded at the Clubhouse, Woodstock NY, in June 2005.
Music by Steve Rust Trio:
Steve Rust: basses
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitars
Lukas Ligeti: drums

 

Scorch Trio Live

Scorch Trio Live

SCD 001
Produced by Scorch Trio

1. Autio 4:44
2. Röh 11:03
3. Kurnutus 12:57
4. Ulvoo 14:03
5. Kiitos 6:50

Recorded live during tour of Finland 2006.
Music by Scorch Trio.
Raoul Björkenheim: guitar
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: fender bass
Paal Nilssen-Love: drums

 

dmg @ the stone Volume 2

dmg @ the stone Volume 2

dmg/arc- 0722
produced by Raoul Björkenheim, Bruce Gallanter and Manny Maris, 2008

1. Lithotone I 54:17
2. Lithotone II 13.22
Recorded live at the Stone, NYC, on december 26th, 2006.
Music created and performed by:
Raoul Björkenheim: Electric guitar and viola da gimbri
William Parker: Bass and shawm
Hamid Drake: drums

 

Scorch Trio: Brolt!

Scorch Trio: Brolt!

RCD 2074, Rune Grammofon 2008
produced by Scorch trio and Rune Kristoffersen

1. olstra 17:19
2. basjen 4:40
3. hys 4:38
4. gaba 4:30
5. graps 3:06
6. bluring 8:10

Recorded at Grand Sport Studio, Oslo, on October 26th and 27th, 2007.
Music composed and performed by:
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitars and electric viola da gimbri
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: electric bass and electronics
Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion

 

Box Studio 1

Box Studio 1

RCD2070, Rune Grammofon 2008
Produced by Philip Mullarkey and Rune Kristoffersen

1. Untitled 9 17:19
2. Untitled 11 4:40
3. Untitled 7 4:38
4. Untitlled 3 4:30
5. Untitled 13 3:06
6. Untitled 12 8:10

Recorded at Atlantis Studio on June 12th and 13th, 2007.
Music composed and performed by:
Ståle Storløkken: keyboards, electronics
Raoul Björkenheim: guitars, electric viola da gamba
Trevor Dunn: bass
Morgan Ågren: drums

 

UMO Jazz Orchestra with Björkenheim, Aaltonen & Haarla: The Sky is Ruby

UMO Jazz Orchestra with Björkenheim, Aaltonen & Haarla: The Sky is Ruby

TUM CD 017, TUM Records 2007
Produced by Raoul Björkenheim and Petri Haussila

1. The Sky is Ruby 9:30
2. Questions 17:51
3. The Bloody Fields 8:53
4. In the Green Light 9:14
5. Lost Love 8:55
6. Fiery Flight 5:46

Recorded at Sound Team Godzinsky Studio on April 24-25, 2007.
Music composed by Raoul Björkenheim
Mikko Hassinen, conductor; Juhani Aaltonen, solo tenor saxophone & alto flute; Iro Haarla, piano & harp; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar, gongs (tracks 4 & 5) and bass drums (track 5); Pentti Lahti, sopranino, soprano & alto saxophone, piccolo, flute & bass flute; Mikko Mäkinen, alto saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet; Teemu Salminen, tenor saxophone, flute & clarinet; Olli Ojajärvi, tenor saxophone, flute; Pertti (Pepa) Päivinen, soprano, baritone & bass saxophone, bass clarinet; Jan Kohlin, trumpet; Timo Paasonen, trumpet; Mikko Pettinen, trumpet; Tero Saarti, trumpet; Pekka Laukkanen, trombone; Mikko Mustonen, trombone; Jari Hongisto, trombone; Mikael Långbacka, bass trombone; Ville Huolman, contrabass; Markus Ketola, drums.

 

Michel Lambert : Unclouded Day

Michel Lambert : Unclouded Day

aylDL-061, Ayler Records
Available as download only at www.ayler.com
Produced by Michel Lambert

1. Moonless 4:03
2. Clouds Beyond Clouds 5:24
3. A Little While, a Little While 6:12
4. Naked Room 3:20
5. Blow West Wind 4:15
6. Honour’s Breath 4:54
7. Spellbound 4:21
8. The Linnet 2:24
9. My Lady’s Grave 6:02
10. Unclouded Day 6:23

Recorded at Loho Studios, NYC, on May 29th, 2006.
Music composed and performed by: Michel Lambert, drums; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Jeannette Lambert, vocals; Mat Maneri, viola.

 

Scorch Trio: Luggumt

Scorch Trio: Luggumt

RCD 2040, Rune Grammofon 2004
Produced by Raoul Björkenheim, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and and Paal Nilssen-Love
Co-produced by Rune Kristoffersen

1. Kjøle Høle 12:37
2. Synnja Vegga 5:08
3. Brennj fynnj 6:16
4. Furskunjt 6:16
5. Snækje rojnd nævinj 4:45
6. Luggumt 12:27

Recorded at Athletic Sound on January 28-29, 2004.
Music composed and performed by:
Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar, electric viola da gamba
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: double bass, fender bass, electronics
Paal Nilssen-Love: drums, percussion

 

Raoul Björkenheim & Lukas Ligeti: Shadowglow

Raoul Björkenheim & Lukas Ligeti : Shadowglow

TUMCD 006, Tum Records 2003
Produced by Petri Haussila

1. Into Fall 4:53
2. Ghostedwall 4:28
3. Niagara Mohawk 10:06
4. Rain Turns Red Gold 3:41
5. Cogwheels of Speed 3:38
6. Shed and Torn 8:34
7. In the Flesh 3:39
8. Duoyell 4:08
9. Olivezone 7:12
10. Viscousphere 4:50
11. Fountain Jewel 5:47
12. Changgo Valse 4:08

Music by Raoul Björkenheim and Lukas Ligeti.
Recorded and mixed at Orange Studio by Robert Musso on June 23,24 & 26, 2003.

 

Mikko Hassinen: Damodara 3

Mikko Hassinen : Damodara 3

All music written, arranged, and produced by Mikko Hassinen

1. HDG 4:53
2. 01360 4:28
3. Kontula 10:06
4. Kurvi 3:41
5. Kivikko 3:38
6. Lost in Space 8:34
7. Kuruksetra 3:39

Mastered at Minerva Pappi at Finnvox Studios.

 

Björkenheim/Håker Flaten/Nilssen-Love: Scorch Trio

Björkenheim / Håker Flaten / Nilssen-Love : Scorch Trio

Rune Grammofon RCD2025 [CD]
Produced by Björkenheim/Håker Flaten/Nilssen-Love

1. Oikosulku 12:57
2. Säde 4:03
3. Salaa 8:43
4. Taajus 4:57
5. XXX 11:41
6. Vittula (Björkenheim/Håker Flaten) 5:27
7. Paahtaa 5:25

Composed by Björkenheim/Håker Flaten/Nilssen-Love except as noted.
Recorded January 2002, Athletic Sound, Halden, Norway.
Raoul Björkenheim, electric guitars; Ingebrikt Håker Flaten, electric and acoustic bass; Paal Nilssen-Love, drums, percussion

 

Jukka Orma: Kultahiekka

Jukka Orma - Kultahiekkaa

Seal on Velvet/Poko VELVECD 27
Produced by Henrik Otto Donner

1. Kuka Kertosi Minulle (comp. Henrik Otto Donner) 4:18
2. Perhe-elämää (comp. Sylvester Stewart aka. Sly Stone) 3:53
3. Fuulaa 3:34
4. Sinua Sinua Rakastan 4:49
5. Monte Carlo 3:34
6. Kilpa-auto 5:25
8. Taikayö 8:15
7. Hawaikivi 6:35

Compositions by Jukka Orma except as noted.
Recorded at Lenin Karma Total Sound Studio, Helsinki in February, 2001.
Jukka Orma, guitars and voices; Raoul Björkenheim, Electric bass and electric berimbau; Affe Forsman, drums

 

Raoul Björkenheim: Apocalypso

Raoul Björkenheim - Apocalypso

Cuneiform Records Rune 156 [CD]
Produced by Raoul Björkenheim and Heikki Savolainen

1. Oracle 3:34
2. Sages 6:15
3. Rain 1:16
4. Surf Dance 5:21
5. Lament 1:25
6. Circles 6:06
7. Apocalypso 9:15
8. Spirits 3:55
9. Last Oracle 3:56

Composed by Raoul Björkenheim.
Recorded Summer 2000 and Spring 2001, Sea Wolf Studios, Suomenlinna, Finland.
Raoul Björkenheim, guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion

 

Eero Koivistoinen: Helium

Eero Koivistoinen - Helium

TEXCD 042 (Finland) [CD]
Produced by Jukka Hakoköngäs / Radiomafia

1. Hot C 5:13
2. Doggy Bag 3:48
3. Helium 5:31
4. Catwalk 5:39
5. Lumbango 6:19
6. 19 (Koivistoinen/Hakoköngäs/Thiam) 5:03
7. Teranga 6:13
8. Antik 6:30
9. 3rd Version 5:05

Composed by Eero Koivistoinen except as noted.
Recorded February 17-25, 1999, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki.
Eero Koivistoinen, tenor and soprano saxophone; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Seppo Kantonen, piano, synthesizer; Jukka Hakoköngäs, organ; Harri Rantanen, electric bass; Anssi Nykänen, drums; Samuli Kosminen, electric percussion on 1; Yamar Thiam, African drums on 5, 6, 7, voice on 6

 

Various Artists: 156 Strings

Various Artists: 156 Strings

Cuneiform Rune 163 [CD]
Compilation assembled by Henry kaiser

3. Lullaby Heart Away (Björkenheim) 4:32

Note: This is a collection of solo acoustic pieces by 19 guitarists. Other tracks are without Björkenheim. Recording details not provided (disc issued 2002).
Raoul Björkenheim, acoustic guitar

 

UMO Jazz Orchestra: Electrifying Miles

UMO Jazz Orchestra: Electrifying Miles

A Records AL 73153 (Netherlands) [CD]
Produced by Jukka Hakoköngäs / radiomafia YLE

1. High Speed Chase (Miles Davis, arr. Tim Hagans) 7:58
2. Prince of Darkness (Wayne Shorter, arr. Kari Heinilä) 6:57
3. Spanish Key (Miles Davis, arr. Jarmo Savolainen) 9:11
4. What It Is (Miles Davis/John Scofield, arr. Jarno Kukkonen) 3:53
5. Sanctuary (Wayne Shorter, arr. Raoul Björkenheim) 7:13
6. Fast Track – Come Get It (Miles Davis, arr. Jarmo Saari) 6:46
7. Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter, arr. Eero Koivistoinen) 6:34
8. Calypso Frelimo (Miles Davis, arr. Raoul Björkenheim) 12:11

Recorded April 1997, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki.
Eero Koivistoinen, conductor, tenor saxophone; Tim Hagans, trumpet soloist; Esko Heikkinen, Timo Paasonen, Teemu Mattsson, Mikko Pettinen, trumpet, fluegelhorn; Markku Veijonsuo, Mikko Mustonen, Pekka Laukkanen, trombone; Mikael Långbacka, bass trombone; Pentti Lahti, alto and soprano saxophones, flute; Jouni Järvelä, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet; Teemu Salminen, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute; Janne Murto, tenor saxophone, flute; Pertti Päivinen, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, flute; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Jarmo Savolainen, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Jukka Hakoköngäs, organ, electric piano; Pekka Sarmanto, bass on 2, 5, 7; Harri Rantanen, electric bass on 1, 3, 4, 6, 8; Markus Ketola, drums on 2, 3, 5, 7, 8; Anssi Nykänen, drums on 1, 3, 4, 6, 8; Mongo Aaltonen, percussion

 

Nicky Skopelitis/Raoul Björkenheim: Revelator

Nicky Skopelitis/Raoul Björkenheim: Revelator

Innerhythmic INR009
Produced by Bill Laswell

1. Sacrament 15:16
2. Epiphany 15:01
3. Fresh Meat And Roses 11:41
4. Right As Rain 15:09

No composition credits given.
Recorded at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York, circa 1997.
Nicky Skopelitis, guitars, baglama, electric sitar; Raoul Björkenheim, guitars, bowed guitar, percussion; Bill Buchen, tablas, water drum, log drum; Bill Laswell, sounds

 

Jazz Satellites: Electrification

Virgin AMBT 12 Compilation assembled by Kevin Martin. Divine Styler, Eddie Henderson, Jan Garbarek, Alice Coltrane, 23 Skiddo, Gil Melle, Norman Connors, Sun Ra, the Pop Group, Stu Martin & John Surman, KRAKATAU w. Raoul Björkenheim (Bullroarer, from Volition ECM 1466), the Organization, Miles Davis, Teo Macero, Roland Kirk, the Tony Williams Lifetime, Swab, Ry Cooder, Joe Henderson, Headhunters, Don Cherry, UI, Fat, Ornette Coleman, 16-17, Herbie Hancock Bullroarer 2:16

 

Paul Schütze: Third Site

Paul Schütze: Third Site

Rykodisc RCD10464 (UK) [CD]
Produced by Paul Schütze

1. The Surface Of The Eye 8:47
2. The Skin Of The Face And Neck 3:19
3. The Head, The Soles Of The Feet, An Arm 11:10
4. The Palms Of Both Hands 14:23
5. The Breath 9:37

All composed by Schütze.
Recorded in Basel, London, and Dortmund, circa 1999.
Thomas Köner, recitation; Clive Bell, shakuhachi and pi saw flutes; Raoul Björkenheim, Simon Hopkins, electric guitars; Paul Schütze, gongs, vibraphone, electronics

 

Phantom City: Shiva Recoil

Phantom City: Shiva Recoil

Virgin 7243 8 44060 2 8 [CD]
Produced by Paul Schütze

1. Black Data II 13:59
2. Black Data I 38:48

All composed by Phantom City.
Recorded November 3, 1996, Tampere Jazz Happening, Pakkahuone, Finland.
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet; Alex Buess, bass clarinet; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Paul Schütze, keyboards, tapes; Bill Laswell, electric bass; Dirk Wachtelaer, drums

 

Paul Schütze + Phantom City: Site Anubis

Phantom City: Site Anubis

Big Cat ABB106CD [CD]
Produced by Paul Schütze

1. Future Nights 12:23
2. An Early Mutation 7:24
3. Blue Like Petrol 7:08
4. The Big God Blows In 7:04
5. Ten Acre Ghost 6:30
6. Eight Legs Out Of Limbo 12:34
7. Inflammable Shadow 6:27

No composition credit given, but improvised by all to Paul’s original tracks.
Recorded in Basel, London, Helsinki, Brussels, New York, and Seattle, circa 1996.
Raoul Björkenheim, guitars; Paul Schütze, keyboards, tape, samplers; Bill Laswell, electric bass; Dirk Wachtelaer, drums; Alex Buess, bass and contrabass clarinets on tracks 2, 3, 5; Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone on tracks 6, 7; Julian Priester, trombone on tracks 4, 6

 

Ambient: Isolationism

Ambient: Isolationism

VirginAMBT4

Compilation assembled by KevinMartin.
Kazuyuki K Null/JimPlotkin, Jim O’ Rourke, Ice, Raoul Björkenheim: Strangers, :Zoviet-France:, Labradford, Techno Animal, Paul Sch¸, Scorn, Disco Inferno, Total, Nijiumu, Aphex Twin, Amm, Seefeel, Orang, E.A.R., Sufi, David Toop & Max Eastley, Main, Final, Lull, Thomas K.

 

Krakatau: Matinale

Krakatau: Matinale

ECM 1529 [CD]
Produced by Steve Lake

1. Matinale (Björkenheim) 6:26
2. Unseen Sea Scene (Björkenheim/Takamäki/Krokfors/Kätkä) 2:55
3. Jai-Ping (Björkenheim/Takamäki/Krokfors/Kätkä) 3:28
4. Rural (Takamäki/Krokfors) 3:52
5. For Bernard Moore (Krokfors) 8:08
6. Sarajevo (Björkenheim) 12:27
7. Suhka (Takamäki) 7:07
8. Raging Thirst (Björkenheim) 3:27

Recorded November 1993, Hardstudios, Winterthur.
Jone Takamäki, tenor, alto, soprano, and bass saxophones, krakaphone, flutes, bell; Raoul Björkenheim, guitars, bass recorder, gong; Uffe Krokfors, bass, percussion; Ippe Kätkä, drums, gongs, percussion

 

Krakatau: Volition

Krakatau: Volition

ECM 1466 [CD]
Produced by Steve Lake

1. Brujo * 7:38
2. Volition 9:26
3. Nai * 6:03
4. Bullroarer * 2:16
5. Changgo 4:22
6. Little Big Horn * 8:41
7. Dalens Ande 6:21

Composed by Raoul Björkenheim except * by Björkenheim/Takamäki/Krokfors/Forsman.
Recorded December 1991, Rainbow Studio, Oslo.
Jone Takamäki, tenor saxophone, krakaphone, toppophone, whirlpipe; Raoul Björkenheim, guitars, shekere; Uffe Krokfors, bass; Alf Forsman, drums

 

Raoul Björkenheim & Krakatau: Alive

Raoul Björkenheim & Krakatau: Alive

Hieronymus KRCD2 (Finland) [CD]
Produced by Raoul Björkenheim

1. Sornu (Björkenheim/Lassila) 6:28
2. I’m Told 7:30
3. Blood Hot (Björkenheim/Lassila) 5:56
4. Hiccup Pig 4:53
5. Ancient Dust 8:33
6. Surge 5:19
7. Motor Oil 3:15
8. New Day 9:29

Composed by Raoul Björkenheim except as noted.
Recorded live November 14-15, 1989, Studio Julius, Helsinki.
Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Sampo Lassila, bass; Michel Lambert, drums

 

Raoul Björkenheim & Krakatau: Ritual

Raoul Björkenheim & Krakatau: Ritual

Hieronymus KR1 (Finland) [LP], Cuneiform Rune 86 [CD]
Produced by Raoul Björkenheim

1. Foot Talk 7:10
2. La Lluana 2:06
3. Matinaal 6:48
4. Epilog 4:42
5. Go 2:15
6. Dog Honk 1:58
7. Ritual 8:11
8. What? (Björkenheim/Tapio/Rinne/Lassila/Lehto/Lambert) 2:18
9. New Day 6:30
10. Ray 2:59
11. Bygones 5:35
12. Relentless (Björkenheim/Lassila/Lehto) 9:04

Note: Tracks 11, 12 are on the CD edition only. The CD was issued in 1996.
Composed by Raoul Björkenheim except as noted.
Recorded 1988, Finnvox, Helsinki
except tracks 11, 12: recorded 1989, 1990, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Jorma Tapio, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, bass flute, bones; Tapani Rinne, tenor and baritone saxophones, wood flute; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar, talking drum, shekere, rebab; Sampo Lassila, bass, electric bass; Heikki Lehto, Michel Lambert, drums on tracks 11, 12: Björkenheim, Lassila, Lehto only

 

Edward Vesala – Sound And Fury: Lumi

Edward Vesala - Sound And Fury: Lumi

ECM 1339 [LP/CD]
Produced by Edward Vesala

1. The Wind 8:59
2. Frozen Melody 4:18
3. Calypso Bulbosa 4:51
4. Third Moon 2:52
5. Lumi 6:35
6. Camel Walk 4:55
7. Fingo 3:21
8. Early Messenger 2:27
9. Together (Vesala/Stanko) 6:14

Composed by Vesala except as noted.
Recorded June 1986, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Esko Heikkinen, trumpet; Tom Bildo, trombone, tuba; Pentti Lahti, alto and baritone saxophones, flutes; Jorma Tapio, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute; Tapani Rinne, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet; Kari Heinilä, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, harp; Taito Vainio, accordion; Häkä Virtanen, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

 

Edward Vesala: Kullervo

Edward Vesala: Kullervo

Leo 017 (Finland) [LP]
Produced by Edward Vesala

1. Osa 1 21:12
2. Osa 2 26:05

All music composed by Vesala.
Recorded December 1984-February 1985, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Ritva Ahonen, recitation; Esko Heikkinen, trumpet; Jari Hongisto, Markku Veijonsuo, trombones, tubas; Juhani Aaltonen, alto and tenor saxophones, flutes; Pertti Päivinen, soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, flutes, bass clarinet; Heikki Wikla, bassoon; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, harp; Antti Hytti, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

 

Edward Vesala: Bad Luck, Good Luck

Edward Vesala: Bad Luck, Good Luck

Leo 015 (Finland) [LP]
Produced by Edward Vesala

1. Song Of The Witch Doctors 10:59
2. Caliban 4:55
3. Bad Luck, Good Luck 8:44
4. Bread For Soul 8:16
5. Noble Man 6:38
6. Arcilemac 5:09
7. Out Of Mascarade 4:17

All composed by Vesala.
Recorded December 1983, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Juhani Aaltonen, alto and tenor saxophones; Edward Vesala, drums; with UMO: Heikki Haimila, Esko Heikkinen, Olli Högström, Markku Johansson, trumpets; Juhani Aalto, Petri Juutilainen, Mircea Stan, trombones; Tom Bildo, tuba; Pentti Lahti, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute; Pepa Päivinen, soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, flute; Teemu Salminen, soprano and tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute; Unto Haapa-aho, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, harp; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Esko Rosnell, drums; Esko Linnavalli, conductor