As an improvising trio, BOL (Tone Åse / Ståle Storløkken / Tor Haugerud) has explored a number of musical forms and expressions through the years. On their fifth album, ”So? Now?” the group has continued their cooperation with guitarist Hans Magnus ”Snah” Ryan (Motorpsycho) in the now more permanent constellation BOL&SNAH.
The rock esthetique is now more present than ever in the history of the band. Influences from singers like Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Laurie Anderson together with sympho-progrock from the 70’s are not hard to detect. The span from expressive rock to lyrical intimacy and open landscapes is inspired by the various perspectives in the texts – several by Norwegian modernist Rolf Jacobsen in translation- and also by the rather extreme dynamical potential in this band.