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by John Kelman
It's been nearly four years since Ultralyd released its 2007 Rune Grammofon debut, Conditions for a Piece of Music, and a lot's happened since that time. The members of this electrified quartet continue to weave their way through the fabric of the cutting-edge Norwegian improvising scene, ranging from the Coltrane-inspired, early Garbarek-tinged modal freedom of The Core's Office Essentials (Jazzland, 2008), which featured Ultralyd saxophonist Kjetil T. Møster, to the more structured attack of MoHa!'s One-Way Ticket to Candyland (Rune ...read more
by John Kelman
Cross-pollination is one of the things that keeps music moving forward, as artists from different groups come together in new permutations that have clear reference points from where they came, but also create something new and distinctive. Guitarist Anders Hana and percussionist Morten J. Olsen make up the Norwegian noise improv duo MoHa!, whose Norwegianism (Rune Grammofon, 2007) makes a strong argument that not all noise improv sounds alike. While some of the textures they explore in MoHa! are brought ...read more