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
402 42 Gothenburg
WEBSITE: www.freakguitar.com www.freakkitchen.comwww.favorednations.com