Mats/Morgan - Trends and Other Diseases
Keyboardist Mats Öberg and drummer Morgan Ågren have been playing together since their childhood. They were 'discovered' at a very young age by Frank Zappa and are legendary in their native Sweden and beyond. Trends and Other Diseases is a reissue of their debut album, which was recorded from 1993 to 1995 and originally released only in Sweden. This has been remastered and includes a 15' bonus track.
"Trends is our debut CD, and was also the first one we released by ourselves on our own company! It was a great exciting period, cause we had just built our first own studio, (one ADAT machine and a 24 track Soundcraft board etc). When finally having all the equipment we needed to record, we spent quite some time making this CD. I like the album a lot, it not only reminds me of this exciting period, I like the songs too, and I was also happy with the way the sound came out, especially considering it was the first recording we did by ourselves.Nice guest acts as well, such as; Fredrik Söhngen on and Gunnar Persson on Oboe and Bassoon, vocalists Dilba, Derek Huntsman, Meshuggah Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, saxophonist Jonas Knutsson etc. And, of course the title of the album is great, and quite appropriate, don’t you think?"-Morgan Agren