Bol / Westerhus / Snah


– Boundless trio combines forces with creative and characteristic guitarists

Tone Åse – Vocals/electronics

Ståle Storløkken – synths

Tor Haugerud – Drums


Stian Westerhus – guitar

Hans Magnus Ryan – guitar


BOL has always been a melting pot of different expressions and ideas, where the longtime collaborating improvisers bring a wealth of musical possibilities and personal character.

Tone Åse with a span from the electronic voice to the subtle song, Ståle Storløkken deep down or far out in his personal scenery of sound, and Tor Haugerud with his blend of original grooves and exploratory use of sound and timbre.

When BOL in addition invites two extremely creative guitarists to join the group, guitarists with quite different starting points and expressions, the improvisational energy of the moment is combined with subtle and energetic noisemaking and traditional (and nontraditional) rock aesthetics. The guitarists, Hans Magnus “Snah” Ryan (Motorpsycho) and Stian Westerhus(Puma, Nils Petter Molvær etc) complement each other in a unique way when interacting with the trio, and this happy meeting, which started as a festival project in 2010, has now culminated in a recording. On Numb, number, the compositions range from slowly evolving, flowing sounds to throbbing powerplants. The lyrics are central to the musical expressions;  poems by EE Cummings, as well as English translations of Rolf Jacobsen and Olav H.Hauge.