HeadJive

HeadJive was a Swedish quartet consisting of Andreas Wartel, drums Gunnar Backman, fretted virtual guitar and Anders Berg, bass. Their only release was this inspired, groovy and electric album. Paul Acquaro wrote in his review, after the release in 2013, that "Kicking off the album is the track 'Modern Hints', and most striking is the use of the virtual guitar. Unlike other musicians who have adopted the synth/guitar, Backman does not opt for a smooth sound and retains a welcome edginess. Wartel's drumming is quite fierce throughout, filling out the spaces and connecting the spaces between the electric bass and the expansive guitar playing. Tracks like 'A Slight Case Of Communication' build up a big sound, where fleet fingering on the guitar is combined with an unusual and effective bass lines, while "Bad Habits" is dense and noisy".

Sweden