Erland Dahlen

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Erland Dahlen
Erland Dahlen Sentralen Oslo Jazzfestival 2017 (234348).jpg
At the 2017 Oslo Jazzfestival
Background information
Born (1971-03-15) 15 March 1971 (age 47)
Ulefoss, Telemark
Occupation(s)Musician and composer
InstrumentsDrums, percussion

Erland Dahlen (born 15 May 1971 in Ulefoss, Norway) is a Norwegian drummer and percussionist. He is a member of several bands in the elektronika/jazz/experimental music genre, like "HET", "Boschamaz", "Kiruna", "Morris" and "Piston Ltd."


Dahlen is a widely used studio and live musician in Norway. From 2005 to 2008 he was a semi-permanent drummer for Madrugada and contributed in the albums The Deep End, Live at Tralfamadore and Madrugada as well as live shows. In addition, he has contributed on albums with, among others, Kaada MECD (2004) and Music For Moviebikers (2006), Odd Nordstoga Heim te Mor (2006) and Pilegrim (2008), Hanne Hukkelberg Little Things fra 2004), Rykestrasse 68 (2006) and Blood From A Stone (2009), Marit Larsen Under the Surface (2006), Xploding Plastix Treated Timber Resists Rot (2008) and Bjørn Eidsvåg Pust(2008). In 2012 he released his first solo album Rolling Bomber.[1]



Solo albums[edit]

Collaborative works[edit]

With Kaada
With Hanne Hukkelberg
With Ragnar Sør Olsen
  • 2004: Dagane (Nyrenning)
With Madrugada
With Odd Nordstoga
  • 2006: Heim te Mor (Universal Music, Norway)
  • 2008: Pilegrim (Sonet Music)
With Charlotte & The Co-Stars
  • 2009: Win Love Win (Propeller Recordings)
With Marit Larsen
With Xploding Plastix
With Bjørn Eidsvåg
  • 2008: Pust (Petroleum Records)
With Eivind Aarset & The Sonic Codex Orchestra
With Batagraf
With Stian Westerhus & Pale Horses
With Nils Petter Molvær
With Anneli Drecker
  • 2015: Rocks And Straws (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2017: Revelation For Personal Use (Rune Grammofon)


  1. ^ a b Wallace, Wyndham (2012). "Star Norwegian drummer goes solo with a sometimes creepy debut LP". BBC Review. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  2. ^ "Erland Dahlen Discography". Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  3. ^ "Release: Nils Petter Molvaer "Buoyancy"". Okeh Records. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.

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Preceded by
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim & Dorthe Dreier
Recipient of the Gammleng-prisen Studio award
Succeeded by
Yngve Sætre & Frank Brodahl