Fission (album)

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Jens Johansson - 1998 - Fission.jpg
Studio album by Jens Johansson
Released 1997 (1997)
Recorded Moon Path Alpha in Malmö; Starec Grammophone in Växjö; East Side Recorders and Big Noise Studios in New York City; Heptagon Remote in Anderslöv
Genre Jazz fusion, instrumental rock
Length 68:39
Label Heptagon
Producer Jens Johansson
Jens Johansson chronology
Sonic Winter
The Last Viking
Alternative cover
United States edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Fission is a studio album by keyboardist Jens Johansson, released in 1997 through Heptagon Records (Europe);[2] February 18, 1998 through Pony Canyon (Japan);[2] and on March 24, 1998 through Shrapnel Records (United States).[1] According to Johansson, the album went through an extremely troubled recording process due to several mishaps with Andy West's bass parts, which ultimately never made the album.[3] On his website, Johansson also revealed that the indistinct image on the cover art is actually a heavily zoomed-in section of ice on a car window.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jens Johansson. 

No. Title Length
1. "Hooded Strangers"   10:41
2. "Phase Camouflage"   6:49
3. "Zero Sum Game"   3:36
4. "Acrostic Shibboleth"   8:12
5. "Don't Mention the War"   10:49
6. "Race Condition"   7:32
7. "Crowd Tectonics"   6:15
8. "Nystagmus"   3:59
9. "Beautiful Lung Dogs"   10:46
Total length:



  1. ^ a b Patterson, John W. "Fission - Jens Johansson / Mike Stern / Shawn Lane". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  2. ^ a b "Jens Johansson "Fission"". Spiral Quest. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  3. ^ a b Johansson, Jens (2000-06-04). "A list of some other FAQ's". Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  4. ^ "fission-base-image.jpg". Retrieved 2013-10-13.

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