The Jist //

Album label: 
Release date: 
11/04/2014
Recording date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Mastering technician: 
John Hegre
Mixing technician: 
John Hegre
Artwork design: 
Henrik Koppen
Mastering engineer: 
John Hegre
Mixing engineer: 
John Hegre
  • 1. The Jist (02:56)
  • 2. The Jist of a Loon (07:02)
  • 3. The Jist of Being in Between Jobs (07:32)
  • 4. The Jist of Having a Mosquito Stuck in Your Throat I (03:13)
  • 5. The Jist of Having a Mosquito Stuck in Your Throat II (09:12)
  • 6. The Jist of Being Rejected at Watergate (10:16)

Even though they were born and raised in the same town on the countryside of Norway, The Jist didn’t start until the duo met in Oslo in 2011. Using their common perception of the distressed urban life of Oslo they started the project of exploring and making big soundscapes in a small constellation.

With a guitar, vocals, and several electronic devices, they used their alternative approach to their instruments and started to create dynamic, freely improvised, noisy electroacoustic music. After two years of playing they found the unique sound of The Jist that was worth documenting.

This is the gist of The Jist, and just a small part of the hours of material they recorded in two days, mixed and mastered by John Hegre. The record is a borderline personality disorder that indulges into a series of sudden brutal eruptions of sound.