A Mothers Work Is Never Done //

Album label: 
Release date: 
11/03/2014
Recording location: 
Ohm Recording Facility/Austin Texas
Recording date: 
Monday, September 10, 2012
Thanks: 
“Ingebrigt Håker Flaten reminds us that jazz is the musical equivalent of a dark star, a musical black hole,absorbing all musical energy and classifications. Sure, let's not call this jazz, because it would alienate 99% of fans. But jazz, in truth, it is.” – Marc Corroto/All About Jazz "The sextet has set out to not only blur genre barriers but smash them to pieces. A band that combines jazz, indie rock, hip hop, surf rock, and soul—sometimes within one movement of one piece—can only be regarded as an entity beyond classification." -- Cory Perla/Artvoice.com "Guitarist Jonathan Horne is something of a wild card, his raucous noise acting as a universal binding agent between the album’s free-jazz foundation and its various genre exercises." -- Peter Margasak/Chicago Reader “This is levitation music, good for dancing on your feet as well as in your head. A Mothers Work Is Never Done sounds like an early candidate for my end-of-2014 top ten list”. -- Ken Shimamoto/The Stash Daubner “The Young Mothers are hydraulic pumpers. The album is a grenade in the head.” -- Mark Rappaport/CD- Journal (Japan) "Their music is a fanfare. Anyone with ears is invited to the parade. you realize you’ve got a full ensemble that both knows how to party, and knows how to behave smartly. No matter how deranged things might appear for a moment, you can hear the thinking that guarantees a smooth landing, no sinking." -- Andrew Choate/ ChicagoMusic.org "The Young Mothers is the coolest sound to come out of Austin since the punk scene of the 80s. " -- Chris Brown “Blant hylende saksofoner og skitne beats dukker temaet fra Fanny & Alexander opp. En voldsom musikalsk nysgjerrighet kombinert med virtuositet og hemningsløshet. Lenge siden en plate har truffet meg med så stor kraft.” – Martin Revheim music.ingebrigtflaten.com
Artwork design: 
Andrea Lorena
Artwork design: 
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Mastering engineer: 
Martin Siewert
Mixing engineer: 
Chico Jones
Producer: 
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Producer: 
Chico Jones
Recording engineer: 
Chico Jones
  • 1. The 'Wood (06:47)
  • 2. Molé (06:12)
  • 3. Theme from Fanny and Alexander (04:02)
  • 4. Wells, the original (06:03)
  • 5. Virgoan Ways (08:12)
  • 6. Ruth (04:52)

Jason Jackson :alto,tenor,& baritone saxophone
Jawwaad Taylor :vocals,trumpet & electronics (drum programming on The ‘Wood and Ruth)
Jonathan F. Horne :guitar
Stefan Gonzalez :vibraphone & drums (vocals on Wells, the original)
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten :acoustic & electric bass (electronics on Wells, the original)
Frank Rosaly :drums & percussion

All compositions and arrangements by Ingebrigt H. Flaten (TONO/NCB/BMI) except Theme from Fanny & Alexander
(composed by Benjamin Britten: suite for cello solo, Op. 87) and Ruth (based on a traditional from Uganda).

Recorded and Mixed by Chico Jones at Ohm Recording Facility/Austin Texas, during Fall 2012 /Spring 2013.
Mastered by Martin Siewert at Garnison7, Vienna, October 2013. Produced by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Chico Jones.
Ruth and The ‘Wood co-produced by Jawwaad. Photos and Layout by Andrea Lorena.
Graphic Design by Embret Hooker. Head by monsterlove.org. MonsterMan Jonathan F. Horne.
Guest Musicians: Mars WIlliams :soprano saxophone on Molé, Bob Hoffnar :pedal steel on Molé, Ralph White :kalimba on Ruth. Horn Section on Ruth: Carl Smith :tenor-saxophone, Alex Heitlinger :trombone, John Elliot :tuba.
Additional Percussion on Molé by Orquestra Francisco Javier Rosaly.

“Ingebrigt Håker Flaten reminds us that jazz is the musical equivalent of a dark star, a musical black hole,absorbing all musical energy and classifications. Sure, let's not call this jazz, because it would alienate 99% of fans. But jazz, in truth, it is.”
– Marc Corroto/All About Jazz

"The sextet has set out to not only blur genre barriers but smash them to pieces. A band that combines jazz, indie rock, hip hop, surf rock, and soul—sometimes within one movement of one piece—can only be regarded as an entity beyond classification." -- Cory Perla/Artvoice.com

"Guitarist Jonathan Horne is something of a wild card, his raucous noise acting as a universal binding agent between the album’s free-jazz foundation and its various genre exercises." -- Peter Margasak/Chicago Reader

“This is levitation music, good for dancing on your feet as well as in your head. A Mothers Work Is Never Done sounds like an early candidate for my end-of-2014 top ten list”. -- Ken Shimamoto/The Stash Daubner

“The Young Mothers are hydraulic pumpers. The album is a grenade in the head.” -- Mark Rappaport/CD- Journal (Japan)

"Their music is a fanfare. Anyone with ears is invited to the parade. you realize you’ve got a full ensemble that both knows how to party, and knows how to behave smartly. No matter how deranged things might appear for a moment, you can hear the thinking that guarantees a smooth landing, no sinking." -- Andrew Choate/ ChicagoMusic.org

"The Young Mothers is the coolest sound to come out of Austin since the punk scene of the 80s. " -- Chris Brown

“Blant hylende saksofoner og skitne beats dukker temaet fra Fanny & Alexander opp. En voldsom musikalsk nysgjerrighet kombinert med virtuositet og hemningsløshet. Lenge siden en plate har truffet meg med så stor kraft.” – Martin Revheim

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