Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Life after Gas Giant: Øresund Space Collective

From Copenhagen, Denmark comes Øresund Space Collective,
a Space, Psych, Stoner Rock collective featuring two members from Gas Giant. In 2007 they released their third album called  The Black Tomato. 
It's a band with apperance of many guest musicians. Sometimes they play up to 12 men on one stage. There are many influences, like Pink Floyd, Ozric Tentacles and Black Sabbath.

The Øresund Space Collective (OSC) had their first jamsession in April 2004, encouraged by longtime spacerock-fanatic Scott Heller; aka Dr. Space. The collective is a group of Danish, Swedish and American musicians that get together as often as possible for free form improvised cosmic music. The flavour of the music is different with each session.

The stretched out jams can often combine complex interplay between guitar and synthesizer as well intense drumming and bass playing. Sometimes chaotic, sometimes melodic but most of the time funky and cosmic ! We enter into the genre of funk, jazz, reggae, kraut, stoner, folk, world, electronica and space rock ( and probably some others) as we improvise our way along. The jam sessions alternate between Malmö and København across the Øresund bridge, which connects Denmark & Sweden! The core of the collective features current and former members of the Danish bands Mantric Muse and Gas Giant as well as the Swedish band Bland Bladen. Quite often other musicians join as well from other Swedish bands like the Carpet Knights, Drahk von Trip and Sgt. Sunshine.
(From Myspace)

Here are some downloads from live shows:

Øresund Space Jam 46- Dragens Hule, København Oct 11th, 2008


zillagord said...

Glad you dug these guys! Get their studio stuff as well. Here's a link to one of 'em, entitled "The Black Tomato":

Link courtesy of

Thanks for the thanks! Glad I could help.


Anonymous said...


A friend tipped me off to this and glad you guys are digging what we do. Stefan and Thomas from gas Giant are in the current lin eup of OSC. Thomas is on the new CD due out in Feb and Stefan recorded inour last studio session. More to come. thanks... Wish people would buy the CD rather than steal it though..... thanks for the support.