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Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Smells Funny



Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Evil In Oslo

Hedvig Mollestad Trio are led by Hedvig Mollestad (surprise surprise), who is properly trained in jazz music: here though, she leads her trio into darkly funky territory that is more influenced by heavy psychedelic rock, somewhere her gnarly guitar chops sit very comfortably. Evil In Oslo is a live docu...view item »
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Fire! Orchestra
Ritual

Fire! Orchestra are of course the mutated super-version of the mighty Fire! trio, adding up to 21 members on this record. The title Ritual is about right, with this many (mostly Swedish) major musicians grouped together to summon up energetic, elemental power. Heavy and ecstatic, there aren’t many...view item »


Kim Hiorthøy & Rune Kristoffersen
Let's Put It To Music: 20 Years Of Rune Grammofon

Musician, designer and illustrator Kim Hiorthøy is surely best known for the visual presentation of every one of Norwegian jazz/experimental titan Rune Grammofon’s releases to date. That’s two hundred by now. There’ve been couple of collections of Hiorthøy’s designs over the years, but with ...view item »


The Last Hurrah!!
Los Angeles

Rune Grammofon present the ultimate results of The Last Hurrah!!’s Vossajazz Festival commission: an album of jazz-and-beyond music from Norway. Main man HP Gundersen marshalls the talents of multi instrumentalist and singer Maesa Pullman and engineer and co-producer Jason Hiller...view item »
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Elephant9 with Reine Fiske
Silver Mountain

Elephant9 work once more with Reine Fiske to create a fine LP of proggy jazz-rock. Silver Mountain really stretches out, taking four sides of vinyl to get through just five tracks: you can imagine how wild things might get in those timeframes. Includes a cosmic version of ‘You Are The Sunshine Of ...view item »
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Arve Henriksen
The Height Of The Reeds

In a work specially commissioned for Hull City of Culture 2017, Arve Henriksen relates to the love-affair-on-the-waves between Scandinavia and the hitherto unheralded Yorkshire port-town on The Height Of The Reeds. Composed alongside Elvind Aarset and Jan Bang, the music accompanied a sound walk last ye...view item »


Arve Henriksen
Composograph

Earlier this year a mere digital download courtesy of Henriksen himself, the tireless Norwegian’s Composograph finds itself bumped into the Rune Grammofon roster proper alongside new album The Height of the Reeds. Comprising material from the same string quartet sessions that yielded The Nature of Con...view item »


Motorpsycho
Roadwork Vol. 2

The second part of Motorpsycho’s live compilation series, Roadwork Vol. 2, captures the band live at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in 1995. An odd place for them to play, perhaps. However, they accepted the invitation of fellow Norwegians, The Source, a free Jazz combo who clearly felt that Motorpsyc...view item »


Motorpsycho
Roadwork Vol. 1

Roadwork Vol. 1 is the first installment of four live compilation albums by Norwegian psych/prog band Motorpsycho. Roadwork Vol. 1 was recorded during the 1998 Trust US European Tour. Eight tracks have been picked from over forty hours of music to give you, the listener, the cream of the crop. 180g red coloured vinyl LP or CD on...view item »


Motorpsycho
Roadwork Vol. 3

Roadwork Vol.3 by Norwegian psychedelic prog rockers, Motorpsycho captures the band stretching themselves to magnificent lengths, adding improvisation to create fantastic versions of classics such as Hogwash and STG. The material was recorded at Amsterdam’s Paradiso Club in 2002 and was prev...view item »


Motorpsycho
Roadwork Vol. 5

Roadwork Vol.5 by Motorpsycho was recorded on the road in 2017 and features new drummer Tomas Järmyr and multi-instrumentalist Kristoffer Lo. Like previous volumes in the Roadwork series, Vol.5 showcases the band’s experimental and improvisational side. Lo’s addition to the line-u...view item »


Fire
She Sleeps, She Sleeps

Hell of a collab, this one: experimentalist Mats Gustafsson has played sax 'n' reeds as part of The Thing and with Phil Minton, and here joins post-rock minimalist Johan Berthling (fresh from a record with Oren Ambarchi) and Andreas Werlin of the percussive dance crew Wi...view item »


Fra Lippo Lippi
Golden Slumbers: The Very Best Of

The Norwegian synthpop band went from post-punk / goth origins to a more sophisticated style that saw them produced by Walter Becker and scoring worldwide hits with the likes of Shouldn’t Have To Be Like That. Former member Rune Kristoffersen founded the revered label Rune Grammofon, on wh...view item »


Arve Henriksen
Chiaroscuro

In 2004, Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen brought Audun Kleive and Jan Bang to a variety of locations to live-compose the ten tracks of Chiaroscuro, whose sound is as much dominated by subtle sampling and electronics as percussion and trumpet. Chiaroscuro is a really remarkab...view item »


Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard
Perfectly Unhappy

Another release from Norway's wonderful Rune Grammofon label. Perfectly Unhappy features eight compositions written by pianist Espen Eriksen specifically for this collaboration between his trio and saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Me...view item »


Arve Henriksen
Places Of Worship

Rune Grammofon’s versatile trumpet dude Arve Henriksen is getting all spiritual on your ass this week with the release of ‘Places of Worship’, a graceful convolution of spiritual music and his mysterious smoky Scandi-jazz, backed tastefully by cleverly us...view item »


Fra Lippo Lippi
Stitches and Burns

The story of this release probably says a lot about the current economics of popular music. This track from the Norwegian synthpop outfit’s 1992 album Dreams underwent an online revival, enjoying twenty million YouTube views, hence justifying a pressing of 500 seven inches. Good news for 0.0025% of the song’s YouTube listeners! Also ...view item »


Motorpsycho
The Tower

This is the first Motorpsycho album since the departure of drummer Kenneth Kapstad but as usual the long running group have used this departure to their advantage and here explore further new areas ranging from brutal stoner rock to shorter and more reflective material. Once again Motorpsycho survive a line up change to pro...view item »
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Elephant9
Greatest Show On Earth

'Greatest' as in 'worst' but only if you don't like prog/jazz explorations with lashings of Keith Emerson style organ playing.  Elephant 9 certainly have 'chops'. They have been voted one of the best live acts in Norway and transcend jazz and rock with their wild improvisational playing. RIYL people playing...view item »


Hedvig Mollestad Trio
All Of Them Witches

Norwegian lady Hedvig Mollestad and her trio’s debut album ‘Shoot’ was a favourite of mine from last year, as was the El Doom & The Born Electric album she contributed to, but she seems to divide opinions here in the offi...view item »
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Fire!
The Hands

Fire! is of course the fabulous power trio of Andreas Werlin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums), Johan Berthling (Tape) and Phil’s least favourite saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (of over a million different avant-jazz projects and combinations). ...view item »


Arve Henriksen
Towards Language

Towards Language is the new album from Arve Henriksen (of Supersilent), working once again with Jan Bang and Erik Honore as on his classic 2004 record Chiaroscuro. Arve’s trumpet and voice, often live-sampled by Bang, sit...view item »
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Sky Music
A Tribute To Terje Rypdal Vol. 2

If you enjoyed the recent Tribute To Terje Rypdal, by supergroup Sky Music (featuring Henry Kaiser and members of The Thing, Bushman’s Revenge and Supersilent), you really ought to dial this into your life. Volume 2 contains two lengthy pieces that were s...view item »


Arve Henriksen
The Nature Of Connections

On 'The Nature Of Connections', Arve Henriksen collaborated with a variety of improv, folk and jazz musicians who composed pieces for him. The record features a variety of touring Norwegian artists brought together by Henriksen, including violinists Nils Okland and Gjermund Larsen, cellist Svante Henryson and double bassist Mats Eilertsen, ...view item »
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Motorpsycho
Heavy Metal Fruit

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Kjetil Mulelid Trio
Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House

Kjetil Mulelid Trio are young, new, Scandinavian, and a piano trio. Their album Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House has an airy, white-room clarity to it, but still fizzes with melodic flair and the excitement of b...view item »
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Motorpsycho
Begynnelser

Motorpsycho composed this music for use in a play: imagine going to the theatre and seeing Motorpsycho play alongside the drama! Lovely. However, this audio release of Begynnelser has been designed specifically for listening, meaning that it contains material and sequencing different to the actual perfo...view item »


Sky Music
A Tribute To Terje Rypdal

Terje Rypdal is a hero of Norwegian music, playing sweet and experimental guitar in a variety of contexts for more than fifty years. This tribute was organised by Henry Kaiser, with the core Sky Music group (made up of members of The Thing, Supersilent, ...view item »


Arne Nordheim
Electric

The music of Norwegian electronic composer Arne Nordheim is a remarkable trip through a flurry of textures, tones and musique concréte sound objects that sounds far too pristinely realised to have been composed between 1968 and 1970, but hey, thems the facts. Electric is an electronic masterwork, pleasingly reiss...view item »


Maja S. K. Ratkje
Crepuscular Hour

Super-skilled Norwegian polymath Maja S. K. Ratkje has worked across genres, in her group SPUNK and in collaborations with the likes of Ikue Mori and Stephen O’Malley. For Crepuscular Hour, she assembled three full choirs and three pairings of noise musicians in a...view item »
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Anneli Drecker
Revelation For Personal Use

Norwegian singer Anneli Drecker is drawn from an incredible array of influences and collaborations. Probably best known for her work in Bel Canto, but has also work with acts as diverse as Tsunematsu Matsui and Y.B.U.. Revelation For Personal Use pours all of these into...view item »
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Jenny Hval
Innocence Is Kinky

Norwegian experimental pop crooner Jenny Hval is one of the artists to drop a new long player on Norway’s iconic Rune Grammofon imprint this week. Produced by John Parish and featuring an impressive cast including strings a...view item »
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Irabagon, Hegre & Drønen
Axis

A tasty trio here, formed by Mostly Other People Do The Killing saxophonist Jon Irabagon alongside a pair of noisy Norwegians, Nils Are Drønen and John Hegre (the...view item »


Krokofant
Krokofant III

Krokofant are a gang of Scandinavians who are bringing the oft-maligned sound of jazz-rock fusion up to date, via the particularly fierce approaches of the European free-jazz scene. Krokofant III is a wild frenzy of guitar saxophone and super-rhythmic drums, balancing fiery p...view item »
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Motorpsycho
Angels and Daemons at Play

A massive stack of Motorpsycho for you to dig into! Angels and Daemons at Play has been released as a double LP and a series of three EPs, but this reissue of the late 90’s project includes all the original material, plus three discs of rarities, B-sides and live recordings. Christ, that’s six CD’s-wor...view item »


Tom Prehn Quartet
Axiom

Some über-rare free jazz here: some have argued that this was the first free jazz record to be recorded in Europe. Dating from 1963 but sounding way ahead of the curve, Axiom was never properly released, and circulated only in the form of two copies (!!), Tom Prehn Quartet’s Axiom was finally put out...view item »
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Bushman's Revenge
Bushman's Fire

Bushman’s Revenge are a jazz band who have often looked like a proggy rock band, and this live document is no exception. Bushman’s Fire is about right, as the group are on storming form during this Oslo gig. They even brought in extra sax and hammond players for extra firepower. Released by Rune Grammofon....view item »
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Bushman's Revenge
Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen

Bushman’s Revenge are a jazz band who have often looked like a rock band, but Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen has them moving back towards the roots of the music they love: there are versions of pieces by Albert Ayler and McCoy Tyner here. Although some fairly gnarly electric blues ...view item »
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Scorch Trio
XXX

Scorch Trio is a fierce improvising guitar / bass /drums group with two-thirds of talent behind The Thing on board (Paal Nilssen-Love and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten), plus searing guitarist Raoul Björkenheim. This XXX box-set contains three studi...view item »


Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Black Stabat Mater

Hedvig Mollestad is properly trained in jazz music, but when working with her Trio, she pushes into darkly funky territory that is more influenced by heavy psychedelic rock. It’s a place that her gnarly guitar chops sit very comfortably, and on new studio album Black Stabat Mater, her sound is out...view item »


Motorpsycho
Here Be Monsters

Motorpsycho have been plying their trade in progressive, psychedelic heavy rock for the past 25 years, give or take. Over that time they have gathered a tribe of loyal fans and had the odd line-up change. Founding members Magnus ‘Snah’ Ryan and Bent Saether have remained at the core of everything they do. Their new a...view item »
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The Last Hurrah!!
The Weight Of The Moon / Is It Me?

As The Last Hurrah!! renowned producer HP Gundersen teams up with roots singer Maesa Pullman for a couple of cuts of breezy folk. This double A side serves as a teaser for the forthcoming album featuring a pair of woozy Americana tracks that are gloriously out of step with current trends. Out on 7” vinyl from Rune Gra...view item »
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Motorpsycho
En Konsert For Folk Flest

A special release of Norwegian proggers Motorpsycho and Ståle together with Kammerkoret Aurum and Sheriffs Of Nothingness performing the commissioned work En Konsert For Folk Flest in the Nidarosdomen cathedral of Trondheim. Featuring a 24-piece choir this is a mighty piece captured and released here in this ...view item »


Motorpsycho
Spin, Spin, Spin / Go Around Once

Norwegian prog-psych rock band Motorpsycho add their own menacing twist to Spin, Spin, Spin - a song originally by Terry Callier. Motorpsycho’s version, however, takes it’s cues from the version by 60’s psych-rockers HP Lovecraft. The B-Side features Go Around Once...view item »
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Krokofant
Krokofant II

Krokofant are as gnarled and hard as you’d expect the implied combination of a crocodile and an elephant to be. They take a guitar / drums / saxophone trio format and drive it into improvised territory, although it must be said that they settle very comfortably into hard rock forms 9 times out of 10. Second album Kroko...view item »
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Espen Eriksen Trio
Never Ending January

Espen Eriksen Trio are a modern jazz group who are neither fire-spitting free jazz or dull nothing-new dinner party fare. Instead, this piano trio approach rich melodic themes with a tightly-poised minimalism. Never Ending January is their third record, released on the Norwegian label Rune Grammofon....view item »


Fire! Orchestra
Enter

Fire! Orchestra are back! Fire! is of course the trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin, and they love to collaborate. They've done albums with Oren Ambarchi and Jim O'Rourke but the cherry on top of their collab...view item »
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Motorpsycho
Supersonic Scientists / A Young Person's Guide To Motorpsycho

Supersonic Scientists / A Young Person’s Guide To Motorpsycho is, as the second half of that title suggests, a compilation of essential works by the band. Over the years they have worked their way into a precisely balanced groove of psychedelic rock that is only sometimes as heavy as the name Motorpsycho might sug...view item »
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Anneli Drecker
Rocks & Straws

Anneli Drecker (Bel Canto, Røyksopp) began her prolific music career in the 80s, age 17, when she left her Norwegian hometown of Tromsø with Bel Canto band members Geir Jenssen (aka Biosphere) and Nils Johansen. Following a host of high profile collaborations and huge successes in the indie, electro pop scene, Drecker returns to he...view item »
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The Last Hurrah!!
Mudflowers

The Last Hurrah!! brings songwriter HP Gundersen together with vocal muse Maesa Pullman, and the group is back with their third album, Mudflowers. The record digs deep into Americana traditions, transcribed via Sweden. This is a record of real old fashioned songcraft here, very nice. Re...view item »
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Shining
Shining

Shining are a Scandinavian monster of a band, combining metal with jazz, prog, modern classical and noise: and most impressively, not being awful in the process. This release on Rune Grammofon collects two of their albums, Grindstone and In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster. Very eclectic and very hea...view item »
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Jono El Grande
Melody Of A Muddled Mason

Jono El Grande is an unusual artist, creating pieces that straddle modern composition, smooth prog rock, shiny pop and a few other styles without ever settling into any of them. Impressively, this kind of works, El Grande’s extremely complex arrangements all falling tightly into place. Melody Of A Mudd...view item »
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Phaedra
Blackwinged Night

Phaedra is the solo project of one Ingvlid Langgård, a fine art graduate who brings a rich compositional talent as well as a strong visual art practice. On Blackwinged Night, the second album of a proposed trilogy, classical instruments and synthesised rhythms support dramatic, performative vocals...view item »
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Stronen / Storlokken
Humcrush

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Fire!
(Without Noticing)

Honk if you're excited! It’s the return of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin, collectively known as FIRE!, for the first album in a while that they’ve done as a trio instead of with a big ol’ jazz orchestra or in collaboration with some improv g...view item »
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Detail
First Detail

The first detail you must realize is this: all the musicians on this record are Norwegian free jazz musicians, and this is a free jazz album. It features organs and saxophones and wild music in general. These guys don’t just have a good eye for detail. They are Detail, and this is First Detail....view item »


Stian Westerhus & Pale Horses
Maelstrom

Imagine if Jeff Buckley had lived, and got into prog. That's the timeline I'm finding myself in today as I investigate the new album from Stian Westerhus & Pale Horses, which has landed on my review pile with a note that simply says "on Rune Grammofon - Mike". They know to send Norwegian prog my way....view item »
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Albatrosh
Night Owl

We could just say Rune Grammofon and let your imagination run wild from there, but that'd be misleading: Albatrosh actually make jazz, and while 'Night Owl' is their second record on the experimental Norwegian label, it's their fifth on a long, steady career built on tenacious compositional structures and a melodic approach to playing....view item »


Motorpsycho and Stale Storlokken
The Death Defying Unicorn

Aaaaaaaaaargh!!! Whoooo!! Holy shit am I glad to have this baby in the office finally. The weeks since I found out it was dropping have been sheer torture...to the point where I actually caved and ordered a copy to be shipped over from Germany, where it was released a little earlier. If yo...view item »
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Sidsel Endresen & Stian Westerhus
Bonita

A fully improvised album, Bonita is a collaboration between Sidsel Endresen and Stian Westerhus, two Norwegian musicians with roots in jazz, this is their second album released as a duo. Here they are creating beautiful, ethereal, slightly unnerving sounds which are both confronting in their exp...view item »
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The Last Hurrah!!
The Beauty Of Fake

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Motorpsycho
Demon Box

The Legendary Demon Box by Motorpsycho gets a lavish reissue for its 21st birthday. The Norwegian rockers’ 3rd album is 1st in the minds of many fans. Demon Box is available as a 4CD+DVD box set containing the original album, 2 EPs, live recordings, rarities and a film of a concert recorde...view item »
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Spunk
Adventura Botanica

The lovely named Spunk are a quartet from Norway that formed in 1995. Apparently Norway’s most innovative musicians, they are best known for their combination of talents that focus on vocal experiments, improvisation and instrumental aptitude. ‘Adventura Botanica’ engages in tropical textures and impulsive experimentalism that ...view item »
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Supersilent
12

Along with all these old Supersilent reissues, Rune Grammofon is releasing '12', a brand new record from this merry group of improv mavericks. The record continues the band's ideologies and practices, which might look ridiculous to the outsider: everything is improvised, nothing is planned, nobody explains a thing. As such, '12' collects to...view item »
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Supersilent
4

Super discreet free-form jazz trio Supersilent called their second record '4', of course, following up their three part live studio debut. Continuing to melt together a variety of sounds into a low-key sort of noise -- utilising their electronic influences on top of jazz worship and dissonant rock music --  '4' is a standard ...view item »
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Johannes Rod
Free Jazz and Improvisation on Vinyl 1965-1985

Rune Grammofon are a label with a very strong visual and musical identity, so they are excellent candidates to produce a book on Free Jazz and Improvisation on Vinyl. The text presents a personal guide to a very impressive collection of records, and is accompanied with 60 images of these record’s beautiful sleeves. Want!...view item »
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Sten Sandell & Paal Nilssen-Love
Jacana

The best improvisors are the ones that seem to invent and uninvent their instruments right in front of your eyes and ears. Swedish pianist Sten Sandell and Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love are two musical champions with a long experience of doing exactly that. Jacana, the latest in Rune Grammofon’s occasional series of unusual duo combi...view item »
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Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Enfant Terrible

There's a post-it on this record that simply has my name on it, since I'm the office's known Rune Grammofon expert. This is of course album number three from those crunchy minimal jazz-proggers Hedvig Mollestad Trio. Those of you who are familiar with the previous two will know that this lot's stock in trade is twisty-turny instrumentals full ...view item »


Fire! Orchestra
Exit!

Mats Gustafsson has been a heavy hitter in the international skronk market for years now, with his wild and expressive free-honking style admired by musos the world over, but in the past couple of years he’s dropped a slew of particularly enjoyabl...view item »
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Motorpsycho
Timothy's Monster

I'm not kidding, this is literally like my second or third favourite Motorpsycho album ('Trust Us' and 'Angels and Daemons at Play' are pretty unassailable), and probably marks the point in their history when they went from being patchy but interesting to being a true force of nature. Last year their fans voted it as their favourite of the b...view item »
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Shining
In The Kingdom Of Kitch You Will Be A Monster / Shining

Not to be confused with the Swedish band of the same name (I was), Norwegian black metal jazz band Shining collect two of their earlier albums here following their transition from jazz quartet to their avant-garde rock influenced sound. Is it something to do with the snow that makes this part of the world so very metal?...view item »
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Motorpsycho
Behind The Sun

Ah, Motorpsycho. We meet again I see. Here the Norwegian psych rock chameleons are again with album number, what, 20? 25? It is of course a double LP, and a second record with Reine Fiske of Dungen fame in tow. He guested on the previous Motorpsycho and Elephant9 albums and this time r...view item »
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Arve Henriksen
Chron + Cosmic Creation

I've got a couple of new releases to review from Rune Grammofon this week and they couldn't be much more different. In the red corner is the latest sprawling prog instalment from Trondheim's favourite sons Motorpsycho, and here in the blue corner we have some experimental ambience from the prolific Arve Henrikse...view item »
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Krokofant
Krokofant

I'm an unashamed fan of all things Rune Grammofon and particularly that heavy Norsk jazz-prog they bring out so much of, so it's no exaggeration to say I'm enjoying the shit out of this debut album (I think) by Krokofant. In fact I got so carried away with enjoying it that I forgot to write this review, so it's getting a second spin. I like this...view item »
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James Plotkin & Paal Nilssen-Love
Death Rattle

Paal Nilssen-Love, with his impossible drumming powers, joins intense guitarist James Plotkin on this Run Grammofon release. Death Rattle is anything but, with both improvisers firing on all cylinders. Plotkin often takes the lead, his beefed-up guitar pushing through the cent...view item »
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Bushman's Revenge
Thou Shalt Boogie!

The Norwegian jazz/prog scene is a highly divisive topic at Norman Towers. On one side of the office there's me, Kim, Mike and Ian who will happily listen to Motorpsycho and El Doom all day long, and in the other camp there's Clint, Phil, Brian and Li'l Biz, all of whom would r...view item »
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Grand General
Grand General

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Motorpsycho
Still Life With Eggplant

Norway’s prolific psych-rock-jazz-pop-country-prog titans Motorpsycho have been on the form of their career lately, with new(ish) drummer Kenneth Kapstad well and truly settled into the unit as they blazed through their last two epic concept albums, stretching the limits of their galloping psych grooves ...view item »
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Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson
Stones

When it comes to free jazz/fusion sax honkers, there are two names which seem to keep cropping up, but aside from Brotzmann and Edwards there are other uniquely expressive brass-parpers who attract consistent enthusiasm am...view item »
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Motorpsycho
Blissard - Deluxe Edition

Before I start out here, I think it’s fair to say that I’m biased when it comes to Motorpsycho, and in particular their output between the years of 1994-’98, when their unique mix of indie rock and hard psych was elevated to godlike le...view item »
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Panzerpappa
Astromalist

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Elephant9 with Reine Fiske
Atlantis

Elephant9 are probably my favourite jazz-rock fusion band doing the rounds right now. They’re like a free-prog juggernaut, every release more tense and danceable than the last. The rhythm section of Nikolai Eilertsen and Torstein Lofthu...view item »
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Sidsel Endresen & Stian Westerhus
Didymoi Dreams

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Fire! With Oren Ambarchi
In The Mouth A Hand

Got some new stuff in from the good people at Rune Grammofon today, and possibly the most interesting of those is this one here. Mats Gustafsson’s Norsk jazz supergroup FIRE!, who you may remember from their skronktasti...view item »
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Espen Eriksen Trio
What Took You So Long

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El Doom & The Born Electric
El Doom & The Born Electric

For some reason Phil doesn't often get us to review records on Rune Grammofon if Jim O'Rourke's not on them, which seems like a missed opportunity to me because their output, while not always being a comfortable listen, has really established a scene of accomplished and experimental music...view item »
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Volcano The Bear
Golden Rhythm / Ink Music

My unique selling point here at Norman Towers is my ability and willingness to review records nonstop for indefinite periods of time, and yet sometimes a band is so uncategorisable that it's pretty much impossible to encapsulate their essence in a couple of paragraphs of pearly prose....view item »
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Susanna
Wild Dog

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Supersilent
11

Time for a mathematical head-scratcher: Supersilent originally recorded 'Supersilent 11' as part of the 'Supersilent 6' recordings, but they ended up here instead, because the sequencing and structure made more sense. It was recorded in Rune Grammofon's favourite recording studio in Norway, and so Supersilent spent a lot of time there, ending&nb...view item »
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