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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Null: Null

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Young Norwegian fusion trio Null--guitarist Viktor Wilhelmsen, bassist Aksel Jensen and drummer Stian Lundberg--speculates on what would have happened if the Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix plans to record an album together were realized. And how it would have sounded if influenced by the work of seminal Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal, mainly in his seventies bands, when playing in dance clubs. Null aesthetics encompasses all aspects of the often disregarded genre of fusion, with all its ...

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Party Knüllers meets Jim Baker: Four Images of Wank

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The duo Party Knüllers--Chicagoan cellist and electronics player Fred Lonberg-Holm and Norwegian drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg--wanted to intensify its already dense mix of sounds and added Lonberg-Holm's frequent comrade, synth player Jim Baker. The trio did a short tour in the United States before recording recording Four Images of Wank in the studio. Apparently, according to the amused liner notes of Baker, presented as a letter from him to Lonberg-Holm and Solberg, Baker was not happy ...

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Party Knüllers!: Party Knüllers!

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Party Knüllers! is a collaboration between Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and Norwegian drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg. This intimate meeting of the two restless and adventurous musicians highlights their obsessive and playful need to explore and invent new sounds and new forms of musical communication. The duo's debut is a wild tour-de-force journey. They begin with the stormy “Erfolg" and never slow down. Lonberg-Holm's cello sound more as a tortured and distorted metallic guitar while Solberg is ...