A Swedish trio that started with the new millennium, Differnet had at their start two performers: Tomas Bodén, general mastermind and arranger with keyboards as his main instrument, and Peter Jackson -- nothing to do with the noted New Zealand film director -- on guitar, flute, and vocals. As with many groups of the century's first decade, Differnet's approach was an exploration of the ground between restrained, low-key indie rock and electronic approaches derived from Warp Records and similarly experimental techno labels and performers. Also in common with other bands, Differnet initially eschewed seeking a formal record company in favor of self-released CD-Rs and MP3 releases via their website, www.differnet.tk. With the assistance of some other friends, the group began their recorded life with Kabelsalat in 2001, followed later that year with We Are Difference, How Are You?, a further collection of edited improvisations, which included the help of Niclas Wiklund on santoor, a Persian/Indian instrument. Style Telegraphique appeared in the summer of 2002, followed later that year by a key EP, Affections, a mostly solo affair by Bodén that also featured the vocals of Anna-Karin Brus, who ended up becoming the third permanent member of the band. The first full effort featuring all three, In Advance of the Broken Sound appeared the following year. At this point the band had been receiving greater attention beyond their self-release program thanks to an appearance on the Friendly People Making Noise compilation on the Swedish label Friendly Noise -- this was followed by a full album on that label, Come on and Bring Back the Brjokén Sounds of Yore, toward the end of 2003. A compilation and overview of the band's various self-released work of the previous two years, it became the trio's first release to earn wider attention outside of their homeland.


FYN 08 Differnet - Come On And Bring Back The Brjokén Sounds Of Yore! album art Differnet Come On And Bring Back The Brjokén Sounds Of Yore!(CD, Album) Friendly Noise FYN 08 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
FYN 26 Differnet - Untitled album art Differnet Untitled(CD, Album) Friendly Noise FYN 26 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
RYECD011 Differnet - The Next Compensation album art Differnet The Next Compensation(2xCD, Ltd) Rallye Label RYECD011 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
FYN 50 Differnet - Collapsing Universe album art Differnet Collapsing Universe(CD, Album) Friendly Noise FYN 50 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
Zeon Light 035 Differnet - Medium​:​Cassette album art Differnet Medium​:​Cassette(Cass) Zeon Light Zeon Light 035 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FYN 36 Differnet Mpkg 2: Chocolate Edition(CDr, Mini, Ltd, Val + File, MP3) Friendly Noise FYN 36 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
FYN 80 Differnet - Lady Macbeth album art Differnet Lady Macbeth(CDr, Mini, Ltd + File, MP3) Friendly Noise FYN 80 Sweden 2008 Sell This Version


001 Differnet - Memories Are Magnetic album art Differnet Memories Are Magnetic(CDr, CD-ROM, Comp) Not On Label (Differnet Self-released) 001 Sweden 2011 Sell This Version


Zeon Light 034 Differnet - Medium​:​Remix  album art Differnet Medium​:​Remix (Cass) Zeon Light Zeon Light 034 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version