Skadne Krek - Schjesslips
the stavanger 4tet's second, and as it turns out their last album consists of five poly-rhythmically gluttonous, twerk inducing songs that are far more dramatifc, dark and repetitive in nature compared to their first LP. Released on vinyl in 300 copies.
Gaute Granli - Ingen Potetsekk Whatsoever
"free drum stuttering guitar plucks in the distant back alleys of abandoned space colonies – alien creatures grumbling encrypted signals of distant horror and creeping subtleties. ancient spirits forgotten amidst the ominous alarm crunch shrill in the ether. no semblance to reality whatsoever"
-Abacus Finch (KFJC 89.7)
Granli's second solo tape is a selection of lo-fi cuts taken from various recording sessions through out the last half of 2014. As a result the tracks move in many individual directions with a wider array of sounds including drum-kit, more analogue synthesizer, twangier guitars, and it's even in stereo!
Freddy The Dyke LP
Following the split tape with Blodsprut, this is the first full length LP from Stavanger-duo Freddy The Dyke. The album is a natural continuation of the material from the tape digging deeper into their industrial hard core futuristic sound, still bearing influences from both tribal music and 90's electronica. The LP runs 30 minutes and is mixed by Anders Hana. It is enclosed in a beautiful 4colour Drid Machine-silkscreened sleeve with design by Yasutoshi Yoshida.
Skadne Krek LP
A debut record on which this quartet introduce a contemporary blend of prog, electronica and rock with disregard for any tradition. Skadne Krek's music is based on grooves, estral bass guitar and home made samples.
Gaute Granli - Velkommen Til Forus
"I think, in fact I am sure, Granli plays guitar and has a bunch of electronics at his disposal. He strums, hits, bangs, fires the guitar around, mildly distorted, and adds electronics where necessary, but somehow it always manages to sound like a guitar. Sometimes it's very loud, in the sense of good ol' noise/power electronics, but the free range of his playing takes the matter at hand to a more quieter land occasionally. Gaute Granli is a fine improvisers on the guitar, and I was thinking: why would you want to do this solo and not part of some sort of band?"
Vital Weekly issue 896