Behind the project, artist name and pseudonym 'Between Interval' is me - Stefan Strand - a musician, producer and composer from Southern Sweden. Born in 1982, my childhood was imprinted by 8-bit video game music and euro dance. My father's Pink Floyd LP records from the 70's gave an early introduction to ambient soundscapes, teaching me that music could be something deeper and more atmospheric than just a catchy melody. I started experimenting and composing music on my own late 1996, at that time heavily influenced by techno, trance & house music. A few years later I found my way to the vast and pure ambient genre inspired by artists like Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Aphex Twin and soundtrack composer Kenji Kawai. Between Interval as a music act was founded somewhere around 2003, somewhat as a counter-move to escape the strict 4/4 bassdrums and confining rules surrounding the club music genres. Ambient music became my freedom to create whatever I felt like.
The first Between Interval album Radio Silence - an imaginary ambient soundtrack to a bleak dystopian world to come – was finished in 2004 and initially only self-released on black CD-R. The chronological second album Secret Observatory, consisting of four long form seamless space music tracks, thus became the first official release of mine picked up by North American label Spotted Peccary Music, coming out in 2005. It was followed by the deep ambient adventure Autumn Continent in 2006, inspired by the calm somberness of the dark months in Scandinavia. In 2007 the first album Radio Silence was slightly re-worked by myself, re-mastered by Howard Givens and re-released on Spotted Peccary. Two years later it was followed up by The Edge of a Fairytale, a somewhat darker ambient excursion into a world of mythological creatures and places.
After that, an eight year long hiatus came to happen. In 2017, a new Between Interval album was finally released: LEGACY. Perhaps with an eight years more mature, and somewhat more personal, sound. LEGACY is a genre-crossing atmospheric ambient sci-fi journey with influences and elements of electronica, dub techno, space music and Berlin school. It is also the first Between Interval album released on colored vinyl limited to 500 copies, in addition to CD and digital versions. This is the first vinyl LP release ever on the Spotted Peccary label. It also serves as a 20 year anniversary for me as a musician.
In the year 2008 I legally changed my last name from Jönsson to Strand which is an old family name. Hence my releases before 2008 credit Stefan Jönsson and the ones after that Stefan Strand. Sometimes this fact makes Google and other search engines confused. Sorry about that.
For more info about me and my other non-ambient music, please visit www.stefanstrand.se.
It's possible to buy the albums 'Radio Silence', 'Autumn Continent', 'Secret Observatory', 'The Edge of a Fairytale' and 'LEGACY' on CD directly through this site. I also have a small batch of the limited edition LEGACY vinyl up for sale - once they're gone they might be gone forever so make sure you get one as soon as possible. Payments are handled by PayPal, although you don't actually need an account with them, all you need is a credit card.
Each CD is 10 euros each except for LEGACY which is 11 euros. An additional 2 euros is added per item for worldwide shipping. The LEGACY vinyl is 26 euros + 9 euros shipping. After shipping out your order, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. The sleeves can be signed/autographed by me upon request - if you wish them to be signed please include a message with your order stating this!
Please allow 1 - 2 weeks shipping time, depending on where in the world you are located.