"He moans vocally and wordlessly into an echo chamber with sinister intent; his guitar throws out shapeless strums and aimless riffs like a baboon casting coconuts from a tree; and percussion effects stumble blindly about the room like a hooded goblin."
Ed Pinsent - The Sound Projector
"I get the impression that even if I was a native Norwegian I still wouldn’t have the foggiest idea of what’s eating Gaute Granli."
"!!! Mysterious Norwegian Melty Man Fall-Down-The-Stairs skronk industrial meltdown"
"Showcasing his chamaleonesque stylistic choices in guitar performance and noise experimentation, Granli evokes material hailing from Gregorian Chant to Beefheart seamlessly in only a handful of tracks. An almost inconscient yet humongous industrial finger print bridges his sonic potpurri together; the bridges collapse inevitably after his aural explosion."
Grownup Music, St Louis
GAUTE GRANLI used to play guitar and shout in Skadne Krek and Freddy The Dyke. Now he focuses mainly on his solo project where he explores a range of abstract and bizarre territories. He combines chanting, guitar, a range of effects with analog sampling and creates a dark and industrial sound. The music is freely improvised as well as composed. He's got two tape albums out here on Skussmaal: Velkommen til Forus and Ingen Potetsekk Whatsoever. His third solo album is an LP/CD called Animalskt, released in 2017 on Drid Machine Records and Unhinged. Drid Machine Records has also released a split vinyl with Gaute Granli and Clifford Torus available here