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Mattias Ia Eklundh
Mattias Ia Eklundh
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Mattias Ia Eklundh started out as a drummer at the age of six after buying Kiss‘ “Destroyer” (a bribe from his mother to let her cut his hair…bad move). Son of fatherBernt and mother Inga, Mattias has also four elder sisters; Nettan (Anette), Nilla (Gunilla), Gittan (Birgitta) and Mulle (Karin).

The nickname Ia is, pure and simple, an abbreviation of Mattias.

Seeing Frank Zappa when he was 11 changed his view on music forever and he has been a huge fan ever since. Mattias consider his major influences to be the inimitable Zappa and Kiss.

At the age of 13 he changed to guitar and began practicing fanatically. Self-taught on the instrument Mattias borrowed books from the library to learn music theory.

After forming the group Frozen Eyes and recording a strange self-titled album in 1988 (Bums records) Mattias moved to Copenhagen to join Danish band Fate. In 1991 Fate released “Scratch ´n Sniff” (EMI) and Mattias was hailed as “The guitar player of the 90′s” in Japanese magazines. After getting a thorough insight how the ugly showbiz-industry worked Mattias decided it was time to move on and formed Freak Kitchen in 1992.

In 1995 Mattias released his first instruction video, “Freak guitar vol. 1″ (Thunderstruck prod.) Among other things, Mattias demonstrates how to use hose-clips and remote controls in a very unorthodox video. He plans to shoot a “sequel” to “Freak guitar vol. 1″ simply called “Freak guitar vol. 2…the revenge!”.

Mattias is also the man behind the ugly rubber mask, Mr Libido, and released the, to say the least, weird album “Sensually Primitive” in the spring of 1997.

Eklundh frequently travels around the planet holding seminars in his strange playing style.

In the fall of 1999 the beefy solo-effort Freak Guitar was released, a monumental, six-stringed roller-coaster ride. Freak Guitar’s success took everyone by surprise and it is still being released in various territories around the world, most recently by Steve Vai and Favored Nations in a brand new pressing. Consisting of 20 original tracks, Ia also included his very own interpretations of KISS´ “Detroit Rock City” and “La Bamba“. Must be heard to be believed.


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