Norway - Full Moon 50 - 11/11/00
Here are the young men, totally in love with sound. The manipulated
sound of their own instruments, grooving along, constantly changes
in minuscule steps. Adding layers to layers of heavenly noise. Voices
have very little room in this space, musicianship and the evolving
melodies comes first. The first song clocks in at just a little less
than nine minutes and sets the pace. Serious music, but not without
humour. A feeling of improvisation, of an openness in direction
that could be dangerous, but at every dead end they seem to find
an opening and pass through with an unexpected change. A continuation
of paths explored in the seventies, adding interesting bits from the
later ages. No fear of using new technology, or to blend it with older
instruments. Why are there so few others exploring this territory?
Music ideally suited to images or as in the case of Salvatore, used
as backdrop to a play. Their next album is due soon and will be music
from this play. Just wait. It'll be as good.
A third album recorded next summer? Maybe a little Tortoise involvement?
Call it dronerock, spacerock, krautrock, call it anything as long as you
call it good music.
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