Paal Nilssen-Love/Lasse Marhaug

Lasse Marhaug - Electronics, guitar, laptop
Paal Nilssen-Love - Drums & percussion

The duo had their first concert at the nu music festival in Stavanger in the fall 2003. They both come from very different schools and have up until now worked mostly with musicians within their own area. Therefore, it is very exiting that the two now come together as a duo. The music they deliver is free improvised, and with a large portion of energy, they challenge each other on all levels. Both Lasse and Paal have been influenced by very different styles of music, such as death metal and garage rock, this becomes clear in their interplay where they pull down all musical borders and bring fresh blood into the electro acoustic music.

Their first CD was recorded in the fall of 2004 by fe-mail and Spunk member Hild Sofie Tafjord who had the freedom to cut and paste in her own manner. The CD will come out on Nilssen-Love´s own label; pnlrec. in 2006.

Lasse Marhaug is today the greatest figure on the Norwegian electronic and noise scene. Through his work with major Japanese and American musicians, he has brought together very interesting matches. His solo CD "The Shape of Noise to Come" on Smalltown Supersound proves that he is the strongest what sound is concerned.

Paal Nilssen-Love has established himself as a very strong drummer of high energy and stamina on the international scene of jazz and improvised music. Through regular collaborations with musicians from Sweden, Chicago and Germany, he shows an ongoing strength to push limits and borders.