VED – OMIKRON Lp out soon! 25/03/16


Omikron is the new LP by the Swedish instrumental band VED, released by Höga Nord Rekords.

On record VED combine programmed beats, samples and electronic sounds with acoustic drums, bass, guitars and organ into an unpredictable soundtrack with elements of surf guitar music, free jazz and art rock. Strong melodic themes share space with atmospheric field recordings and samples such as the voice of hypnotist Milton Erickson, a car formerly owned by the Swedish king being chased by police, and the sound of neurons in an anesthetized cat’s brain.

OUT 25th of March!


Omikron är instrumentalrockbandet VEDs nya LP, släppt på Höga Nord Rekords

På skiva kombinerar VED programmerade rytmer, samplingar och elektroniska ljud med akustiska trummor, bas, gitarrer och orglar, och skapar ett oförutsägbart soundtrack med element från surf, frijazz och artrock. Starka melodier delar utrymme med atmosfäriska field recordings och samplingar såsom hypnotisören Milton Ericksons röst, en bil tidigare ägd av Sveriges konung jagad av polisen, samt ljudet av neuroner i en nedsövd katthjärna.


Ved-museet invigs


Lagom till att Ved i nuvarande inkarnation firar femårsjubileum invigs det efterlängtade Ved-museet på Jaktpaviljongen i Folket park, Malmö. Öppettider: 16–17 maj, kl. 15–19, samt 31 maj, kl. 15–19. Fri entré. Gillade du Abba-museet? Då kommer du att älska Ved-museet!

Short update

VED is currently working on new material that will materialize on a new full length album in September. There will also be a couple of odd songs appearing on compilations, as well a limited CD-r containing soundscapes edited from sound material collected during the tour in Central Asia last year. Also there are sketches for new 12 inch vinyl that might appear in a not so far away future. We are also in the midst of editing the music documentary capturing the Central Asian tour. Stay tuned for more details!

Live at Grand

VED will perform some new songs (and maybe one or two oldies) at the wonderful Vitamin C club at Grand, Malmö, friday the 13th of March. Hope to see you! 2015 looks like an interesting VED year, with a couple of new releases coming up. Stay tuned.

Captain Carpet opening for Seun Kuti

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Hej. Den 31 oktober drar Vi fram kostymerna igen och förvandlar oss till Kapten Matta och hans orientaliska ungdomspsykoser. Vi spelar en intensiv och kort konsert innan, den store Fela Kuti’s son, Seun Kuti med sitt Egypt 80 tar över scenen med sin afrobonanza. Det blir gött! Kom och lyssna! 


Länk till eventet


We are happily back from the tour in Central Asia, and now slipping in to our other costume, that is: it is once again time for the great Captain Carpet and his Oriental Psychojugend. Live at Psykjuntan, 14 June, at midnight. See you!

New shows confirmed

New shows have been confimed for the approaching tour of Central Asia (and a few adjustments concerning some dates), se the new schedule below.

We’ll be visiting the Guns n’ Roses Pub in Almaty for an earlier gig before the late night show in Chukotka, good chances to listen to VED live in Almaty on the 1/5 – twice!

A second show in Bishkek has been added. At the Manas University, featuring the lovely Gulzada (check her out). Watch out Bishkek! Psychrock is coming your way!

And, we are happy to announce a rare show at the beautiful Iskander-kul Sanatorium in the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan. If you’re in the neighbourhood, pop in and say hello. If you’re not you can look at this picture below and listen to our newly released song.






1/5 Guns n’ Roses Pub, Almaty, Kazachstan

1/5 Chukotka, Almaty, Kazachstan

2/5 Artishock, Almaty, Kazachstan

3/5 Husta Live Festival, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

4/5 Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

7/5 Music school of Osh, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

8/5 Lenin Square, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

11/5 Ilkhom Rock Fest, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

12/5 Ilkhom Theatre, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

15/5 Iskander-kul Sanatorium, Tajikistan

17/5 Gurminj Museum, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

18/5 Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Sweeping across Central Asia

On the 29th of april we are – as the first swedish orchestra so far – embarking on a three week tour of Central Asia. The trip will take us through the post-soviet states Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. In addition to roughly ten gigs on regular music venues and festivals we will also collaborate with local pop/rock musicians, folk musicians and among other things hosting an improvisation clinic for youths in a music school in Kyrgyzstan.

This tour/music exchange trip is a collaborative effort together with Centralasiengrupperna, a swedish politically and religiously independent organisation and has been made possible with the financial support of Statens Musikverk and Malmö Kulturstöd. The project is also being documented on film by Maciej Kalymon and Michael Cavanagh.

The idea and concept for this musical journey through Central Asia came a few years ago from our good friend Gustaf Sörnmo, an excellent trumpet player who’s been working with us in many projects in the past including VED. Starting out as some kind of joke this project soon transformed into dreams and now reality. Working for Centralasiengrupperna onsite in Central Asia since years back Gustaf has good connections in these countries and is functioning as our tour manager but will also join us on trumpet, flutes etc.


We would like to give a special thanks to all the people who are helping this project with their expertise; Regina, Mr Saidbek, Nikita and the Ilkhom Theatre – just to mention a few.


In celebration of this great event we release this new song digitally together with Adrian Recordings:

Spotify link – VED – Erickson Indirect

Tour schedule (so far):

1/5 Chukotka, Almaty, Kazachstan

2/5 Artishock, Almaty, Kazachstan

3/5 Husta Live Festival, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

4/5 TBA, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

7/5 Music school of Osh, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

8/5 Lenin Square, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

11/5 Ilkhom Rock Fest, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

12/5 Ilkhom Theatre, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

16/5 TBA, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

17/5 Gurminj Museum, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

18/5 TBA, Dushanbe, Tajikistan





New pictures

Both VED and Captain Carpet and his Oriental Psychojugend have new crisp and beautiful pictures uploaded to the site, have a look:



 We would like to express our utmost gratefulness to photographer Sæerún Norén for having us. Visit her here!