(K-RAA-K)3 ft Supersilent, Alog & Mountains
Dave Driesmans is not only the driving force behind (K-RAA-K)³, in December he will also provide the musical part at Impakt, the festival for new media and film in Utrecht. So on Saturday 10 December we will highlight some interesting bands from Impakt’s line-up:
What The Mars Volta is to rock, Supersilent is to contemporary jazz. However, the group still prefers to describe their own sound as ‘no-man’s-land-music’, a mix of jazz and electronica, sometimes classical at other times violently derailing and abstract. With ringing names from the modern Scandinavian jazz and electronica scene like Arve Henriksen (trumpet, voice), Ståle Storløkken (keys), Jarle Vespestad (drums) and Helge Sten (producer), Supersilent is one of the standard-bearers on the Norwegian Rune Grammophone label (Arne Nordheim, Biosphere, Shining, Alog, .). Knowing that this band never rehearses, that the members only come together on stage to play, makes each live improvisation very unique and so not to be missed. As such, they are sound architects in their own right.
Earlier this year, Alog (Dag-are Haugan and Espen Sommer Eide, aka Phonophani) released their third album Miniatures on Norway’s RuneGrammophone (see Supersilent). Alog makes abstract yet accessible instrumental music, hovering between laptop & live music. Each track has its own laws, creating a multicoloured pallet of organic sound structures and melodic noise constructions.
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Mountains was originally a live project by the founders of the very decent US label Apestaartje, Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp Both also have solo projects under the aliases “Anderegg” & “Aero”. After numerous gigs, they felt it was time to document their collaboration. Their untitled debut consists mainly of field recordings, electronics and guitar strumming that takes you to unprecedented heights, bridging americana, folk, electronics, classical minimalism and contemporary soundscapes.
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Mountains on quadrature.be