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LEAGUS: Naimaka

Read "Naimaka" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Norwegian duo LEAGUS is made up of pianist Herborg Rundberg and guitarist Kristian Svalestad Olstad. The pair's first album Lea Áigi (CAMO, 2016) was entirely played and sung by the two of them. Naimaka finds them joined by two drummers, Wetle Holte and Christer Jørgensen. The music is still based on a free approach featuring Kristian's extended guitar and the influence of sami music, now with added rhythmic impulse and structure. The album takes its name from the small, ...

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LEAGUS (Herborg Rundberg & Kristian Svalestad Olstad): Lea Áigi

Read "Lea Áigi" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

LEAGUS is a Norwegian duo made up of pianist Herborg Rundberg and guitarist Kristian Svalestad Olstad. Together they make music that ranges from minimalist atmospherics to frenetic free-noise. Rundberg has studied both classical music and jazz/pop/rock, and has worked with coastal sami traditions. Olstad studied jazz/pop/rock, and is involved in improvisation and studio recording (he mixed the album). His nontraditional, highly electronically modified sound puts him in the company of other Norwegian modernists like Eivind Aarset and Stian Westerhus. He ...