Gard Nilssen – Drumming Music

“Drumming Music” consists of 28 minutes improvised music for drums, percussion, gongs and vibraphone, and is the soloproject of the Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen. The music is acoustic, dynamic, energetic and melodic and is inspired by Sven Åke Johansson, John Zorn, Steve Reich, Christian Wallumrød, Supersilent, Gavin Bryars og David Lynch. Gard Nilssen is one of […]

Monkey Plot – Løv og lette vimpler

Dancing wood, ringing bronze and the sound of resin on horsehair. “Løv og lette vimpler” (meaning leaves and light streamers) is the title of the norwegian trio Monkey Plot’s debut album. It was recorded in the living room to free jazz pioneer Frode Gjerstad. With its simplicity, organic sound and structure, their music can be […]

PETTER O HANNA – Rendition of a Whisper

    PETTER O HANNA is tightrope walking on the border of improvised free music on the one hand and melodic, poetic singer/songwriter and folk on the other. on Rendition of a Whisper they ́ve improvised forth 10 songs that hits you directly where it matters the most, the heart. Four years have passed since […]

Kristoffer Lo – Anomie

  Kristoffer Lo, one of Norway’s most exciting and promising musicians known from bands like Highasakite, Pelbo, Sunswitch and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, has recorded a long, dark and slow solo album, due to be released on the 25th of January 2013. All alone with only his tuba, a bunch of pedals and a big bass […]

Cortex – Göteborg

  Thomas Johansson – trumpet Kristoffer Alberts – sax Ola Høyer – double bass Gard Nilssen – drums Cortex is a norwegian jazzquartet, and their music is clearly inspired by the American avantgarde jazz of the 60s and 70s, with giants like Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman and John Zorn looming in the shadows. At the […]

Bol / Westerhus / Snah

  – Boundless trio combines forces with creative and characteristic guitarists Tone Åse – Vocals/electronics Ståle Storløkken – synths Tor Haugerud – Drums Guests: 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 […]

Erik Johannessen

  – Trombone trio conducts fruitful exploration  in the chordless format Erik Johannessen – trombone Jon Rune Strøm – bass Erik Nylander – trommer Guest: Øyvind Brække – trombone   Inkblots is Erik Johannessen’s first album released under his own name. This is a trombone trio album, periodically strenghtened with an extra trombone, played by […]

Tone Åse & Thomas Strønen

  -Highly talented improvisers join forces on this epic impro record-   Voxpheria is the very special soundscape created when the electro-acoustic improvisers Tone Åse and Thomas Strønen join forces: Åse, who through her use of electronics continually seeks to explore and expand the singer’s musical palette, from being the traditional bearer and interpreter of […]

Monsters and Puppets

  -Lo-fi rock meets electronica and free improvisation-   Monsters and puppets is a new lineup who got together after being asked to play a duo set at Molde jazz festival in Norway. It worked out so well that the duo went straight into the studio for a few days and recorded an album of […]

Lord Kelvin

  Lord Kelvin is Erik Johannesen on trombone, Eirik Hegdal on saxophones and Gard Nilssen on drums. All three musicians compose music to the band, and the sound varies from freejazz to rock, to classical chamber music. The bass-less crew leaves a lot of freedom, but also challenges the composers. This leads to a lot […]