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Morten, J. Olsen: Bass Drum!

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Norwegian, Berlin-based percussionist Morten J. Olsen's debut solo album demonstrates how far and advanced his instrumental vocabulary has become. Olsen was part of the high-energy duo MoHa, with guitarist Anders Hana, which later evolved to the powerful quartet Ultralyd, founded by legendary reeds player Frode Gjerstad. After moving to Berlin he became a member of Splitter Orchestra, a 25-piece improvising collective and recently began to perform as a techno DJ. Bass Drum! features Olsen's instrument of ...