THOMAS NORDLUND
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Records

 
 

MILES LEFT BEHIND (2018)

Tracked in a single four-hour session with his quartet featuring Ben Abrahamson (banjo), Doan Roessler (bass), and Zach Schmidt (drums), “Miles Left Behind” picks up where his debut “Divide Avenue” left off, extending ideas about lyrical melody and non-standard form. It also contains elements of atmospheric sound design, processed from the sampled harmonics, open strings, and other noises of his guitars.

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DIVIDE AVENUE (2015)

The debut release by guitarist and composer Thomas Nordlund is a nostalgic road song, narrated through the gritty sounds of electric baritone guitar. The music paints a cinematic ode to his travels through the expansive landscapes of Baja, Mexico.

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DIVIDE AVENUE: DEMOS (2014)

The precursor to his debut release. A collection of solo multi-tracked studio constructions that were eventually re-arranged and tracked live for his debut release.

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There’s an undeniable aura of confidence emanating from his guitar work and a poetic sensibility in what he chooses to play that fills the music with ghostly melancholy. ~ Joshua Stryde, Indiemunity

Thomas Nordlund is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a lyrical guitarist whose command of the instrument allows him to shape vivid musical terrain with only a handful of notes. His compositions stretch from being insular to accessible and unfold like narrative observations of the world around him.

Nordlund released his second album as a bandleader and producer, “Miles Left Behind,” May 7, 2018 on Shifting Paradigm Records. Tracked in a single four-hour session with his quartet featuring Ben Abrahamson (banjo), Doan Roessler (bass), and Zach Schmidt (drums), “Miles Left Behind” picks up where his debut “Divide Avenue” left off, extending ideas about lyrical melody and non-standard form. It also contains elements of atmospheric sound design, processed from the sampled harmonics, open strings, and other noises of his guitars.

Previously, he collaborated with singer Maryam Yusefzadeh on arrangements of traditional Persian folk songs and new compositions, independently released as “Migration” on Feb 15, 2018. His debut record “Divide Avenue,” an instrumental eight-song set featuring the electric baritone guitar, was released independently in 2015.

He has performed or recorded with Sarah Morris, Chris Bates, John Raymond, Mary Bragg, Dead Man Winter, Kid DakotaMoon and Pollution, and Tim Sparks, among many others.

 

Nordlund’s intensely lyrical guitar appeals to the imagination.

Cyrus Rhodes - No Depression

 

Nordlund’s musical acumen and imagination are off the charts.

David Shouse - Gashouse Radio

 

Thomas Nordlund is musician as magician, a playing talent capable of fleshing out entire landscapes with only a few notes.

Lydia Hillenburg - Skope Magazine

 

This is an American musician who brings a good sense of what audiences want, his own ambitions, and musical facility to his work and manages to balance those competing elements better than most.

Pamela Bellmore - Indie Artists Alliance

 

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Videos

 
 

SOLO IMPROVISATION (2019)

A cinematic, solo guitar improvisation at Icehouse, Minneapolis.

 

Where Summer Had Gone - Miles Left Behind (2018)

With Zach Schmidt (drums), Ben Abrahamson (banjo), and Doan Roessler (bass) at the Hideaway Studios in Minneapolis, MN. Video by Nicholas Wynia.

 

Whiskey Rumination - Divide Avenue (2015)

With Ben Abrahamson (guitar), Andrew Foreman (bass), Lars-Erik Larson (drums), Jake Baldwin (trumpet), and Kevin Gastonguay (keys) at the Hideaway Studios in Minneapolis, MN

 

Ensenada Nights - Divide Avenue (2015)

With Ben Abrahamson (guitar), Andrew Foreman (bass), Lars-Erik Larson (drums), Jake Baldwin (trumpet), and Kevin Gastonguay (keys) at the Hideaway Studios in Minneapolis, MN

 

Divide Avenue from Divide Avenue (2015)

With Ben Abrahamson (guitar), Andrew Foreman (bass), Lars-Erik Larson (drums), Jake Baldwin (trumpet), and Kevin Gastonguay (keys) at the Hideaway Studios in Minneapolis, MN

 

Whispering Son from Divide Avenue (2015)

With Ben Abrahamson (guitar), Andrew Foreman (bass), Lars-Erik Larson (drums), Jake Baldwin (trumpet), and Kevin Gastonguay (keys) at the Hideaway Studios in Minneapolis, MN

 

Course Correction - SARAH MORRIS

With Sarah Morris, Andrew Foreman (bass), and Lars-Erik Larson (drums) on the White Wall Sessions in Sioux Falls, SD

 

Used To Be Mine - sarah morris

With Sarah Morris, Andrew Foreman (bass), and Lars-Erik Larson (drums) on the White Wall Sessions in Sioux Falls, SD

 

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Shows

 
 

 

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Discography

 
 

2018

Thomas Nordlund

Miles Left Behind

guitarist, sound designer, composer, producer

 

2018

Maryam Ershadi Yusefzadeh and Thomas Nordlund

Migration

Guitarist, Composer

 

2018

sarah morris

Hearts In Need of Repair

GUITARIST, VOCALIST

 

2017

MR DR

Summer In The Backseat

GUITARIST

 

2015

thomas nordlund

Divide Avenue

GUITARIST, COMPOSER, PRODUCER

 

2015

SARAH MORRIS

Ordinary Things

GUITARIST

 

2015

MOON & POLLUTION

The Box Borealis

GUITARIST

 

2014

SARAH MORRIS

Lonely or Free

GUITARIST

 

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Contact

 
 

Email:

thomas.nordlund.music@gmail.com

 
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