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The Wøøøh: Music for Weddings and Funerals

Read "Music for Weddings and Funerals" reviewed by Troy Dostert

French bassist Sylvain Didou has a fondness for choosing misleading album titles. His previous outing with his drone/noise group, Derby Derby, was entitled Love Dance (Ormo Records, 2017), while his current release, with his band The Wøøøh, is the similarly facetious Music for Weddings and Funerals. Far from ceremonial, mournful or celebratory in any conventional sense, ...

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Henrik Pultz Melbye

Henrik Pultz Melbye – saxophone/clarinet/composer. Born 1986 in Ribe, Denmark now based in Copenhagen. In 2011 he Graduated from The Academy of Music in Esbjerg with a Master in Music. In August of 2017 he will continue studies at the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme at the Rythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. In 2009 he moved to Copenhagen where he has been based since and has established himself as one of the very interesting musicians on the scene for improvised and experimental music with a personal sound and unique ideas. Since 2008 he’s co-lead the avantgarde rock group SVIN, which has released 4 albums and was in 2012 nominated as New Jazz Artist of the year at the Danish Music Awards Jazz and played at Roskilde Festival in 2017

New Sounds from the Danish Scene: Nina Baun, Henrik Pultz Melbye, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen & Jesper Thorn

Read "New Sounds from the Danish Scene: Nina Baun, Henrik Pultz Melbye, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen & Jesper Thorn" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

For such a small country, there is an incredibly amount of diversity on the Danish jazz scene and new names and albums pop up all the time while experiments are made with forms and genres. The following four releases cover everything from diverse singer/songwriter vocal jazz to a modern saxophone trio, grand orchestral jazz and a ...

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The Wøøøh: The Wøøøh: Souvenirs, Souvenirs

Read "The Wøøøh: Souvenirs, Souvenirs" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Wøøøh is a Danish-French schizophrenic quartet. Its saxophonist thinks that he is is a singer in a rock band and its guitarist is addicted to myriad effects and sonic experimentations. This quartet treats melodies as a springboard to noisy excursions and its intense improvisations are charged with raw, aggressive power.

The ...

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Motherfucker: Mother

Read "Mother" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Motherfucker is a new Danish trio headed by young reed player Henrik Pultz Melbye that aims to fuse the raw, angry and fiery free jazz of Peter Brötzmann, circa Machine Gun (FMP, 1968) with an aggressive metal attack and punk attitude. Melbye plays in another Danish group that explores the same aesthetics, SVIN, but in a ...

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SVIN: Secretly We Are Gay

Read "Secretly We Are Gay" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Danish quartet SVIN sees its mission to “create a greater genre diversity in a world where the music industry's cash register sets the agenda." In its rebellious musical universe this band find inspiration in the manic aggression of Sonic Youth, mixing it with the fragile, celestial compositions of Arvo Pärt and spicing it with African ...