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Norway’s HUNTSVILLE delves into an adventurous crossbreed of rock, drones, country, jazz and electro-acoustic improvisation. Boston Weekly described their 2006 debut “for the middle class” on Rune Grammofon: «armed with a banjo, a double bass, a pedal steel, a bizarre tabla machine, shruti boxes and a fondness for freeing folk from its folk songs - from Santa Fe to Bombay.» Huntsville’s unexpected sounds and textures, allied with echoes of traditional genres in a radical new conceptual language have been labelled abstract drone Americana and yoga country. On their third album named For Flowers, Cars and Wars (Hubro), they dig deeper into their striking and original sound world - this time with riffing electric guitars, hard-hitting drums, electronic noise and their secret weapon: a drone commander..

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TerryBrooks

I play a lil harmonica, love Blues n can beat a tune on some hand percussion.

Pond

Label: Hubro Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: (ER); (Ing); (Age); (OK)

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Huntsville: Pond

Read "Pond" reviewed by John Eyles

Since the Norwegian trio Huntsville first came together in 2006, they have been eclectic enough to keep listeners guessing what to expect next and who they might collaborate with, making each of their album releases an intriguing and exciting event. After their debut album For The Middle Class (Rune Grammofon, 2006) featured the three core players--guitarist ...

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A Dixieland Song Just Waiting For The Right Band

A Dixieland Song Just Waiting For The Right Band

Huntsville, AL: Long time songwriter, George Wells, has written an exciting Dixieland song that tells how sweet the world seems when you are looking through chocolate covered glasses I have just finished a demo on my brand new idea, “Chocolate Covered Glasses.” Well, what’s so exciting about that? At age 84 and writing songs for more ...

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JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014

Read "JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014 Bergen, Norway May 21-25, 2014 Bergen, the second largest city of Norway along the northwestern coast of the North Sea, is situated along an impressive mountainous bay. Protected against and open to the sea, to the world it is an illustrious place of a centuries-old merchant tradition, ...

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Mai Jazz 2014

Read "Mai Jazz 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

Mai Jazz 2014 Stavanger, Norway May 6-11, 2014 After visiting Norway as often as four or five times annually, a first trip to the country in early May is surprisingly late for a first visit of the year. The last time visiting the west coast city of Stavanger was in 2008, part ...

Past Increasing, Future Receding

Label: Hubro Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: Presence in Absence; The Flow of Sand; In an Hourglass

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Huntsville: Past Increasing, Future Receding

Read "Past Increasing, Future Receding" reviewed by John Eyles

For their fourth album release--the second on the Hubro label--the Norwegian guitar/bass/drums (plus effects) trio Huntsville have moved away from the collaborations (notably that with vocalist Hanne Hukkelberg) which characterised their last two recordings, and again opted to record as a threesome. The main reason for that is obvious once the music begins. Past Increasing, Future ...

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Punkt Festival 2013

Read "Punkt Festival 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Punkt FestivalKick Kristiansand, Norway September 6-8, 2013 Punkt is back. Three simple words with greater significance. While the annual festival, which has made its name on the strength of two additional words--Live Remix--had an eighth edition in 2012 that, on paper, should have been nothing short of spectacular, it was ultimately ...


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