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Mattias Ia Eklundh

NAME: Mattias Ia Eklundh 
PLAYING (YEARS): 
Turned to hard core guitar playing around the mid 80s, before that I played the drums. 
STYLE:
 Home brewed, mostly insanely distorted, unorthodox Swedish bastard style (read: basically heavy guitar) 
GEAR:
 My signature Apple Horn model, manufactured by Caparison Guitars in Japan. Laney amps. Hose-clips/clamps, remote controls and an occassional Chinese dildo. 
ENDORSEMENTS:
 Caparison, Laney. Been using it since 1996. 
PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Four CDs with my band Freak Kitchen: Appetizer (1994), Spanking Hour (1996), Freak Kitchen (1998), Dead Soul Men (2000). Two solo records: Mr Libido (1995) and Freak Guitar (1999). 
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Right now, I am working on the forthcoming Freak Kitchen album, entitled Move, with my buddies Bjorn Fryklund (drums) and Christer Ortefors (bass). I also record guitar/solo stuff in between and have just completed a CD with my 13-year old guitar monster student Johan, called “Johan: Lead Guitar” which I wrote and produced. He’s almost too good to be true. 
FAVORITE GUITARIST:
 John McLaughlin 
MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS:  
Jimmy Rosenberg who I think is one of the best guitarists on the planet. 
BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN:
 Anders Haggebrant, the keyboard player in the band Zappa Cliniquez. The guy is beyond belief. 
4 WORDS THAT DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING:  
Glad. To. Be. Alive. 
YOUR HERO: 
Frank Zappa 
ULTIMATE GOAL:
 To make the six stringed pain in the butt that I am grow, year by year. To continue doing what I am doing.   
CONTACT: 
 Freak Kitchen
Box 12158
402 42 Gothenburg
Sweden
WEBSITE: 
 www.freakguitar.com www.freakkitchen.comwww.favorednations.com