Slugfield

The trio of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, electronic and turntable artist Lasse Marhaugm and vocalist/electronic artist Maja Ratkje. Nilssen-Love is an active drummer on the European Free Jazz scene, performing with Brotzmann, Gustafsson, Vandermark, &c. &c. Maja Ratkje is one half of Fe-Mail, with a release on Tzadik, and recordings with Jaap Blonk. Lasse Marhaug is a sound artist who works in the fields of noise, but also performs with Territory Band, Circulasione Totale Orchestra (Frode Gjerstadt), &c. &c. Together the trio take a very informed approach to ea-improvising, with a skronky/punk aesthetic that creates active but not overbearing music. Theirs are unusual sound worlds that are articulate, if off-kilter, without being overbearing or overwhelming. An unorthodox but wonderful release.

Norway