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ACTION & TENSION & SPACE

TELLUS (RUNE GRAMMOFON)

ACTION & TENSION & SPACE - TELLUS 151368
Format:
1 CD
Release:
29.04.2022
Label:
RUNE GRAMMOFON
Genre:
Jazz/Blues
Kat.-Nr.:
151368
Barcode:
7033662022250
The band describe themselves as a spaced out, instrumental loungerock outfit, with added vibes of folk music, jazzy surf, psychedelia, free improvised chill-out, jangly post-rock and travelling bass.

Not much for us to add here, apart from possibly a pinch of krautrock. "Tellus" is the quartet's fourth album, and their debut on Rune Grammofon.

Being something of an allstar team from the fertile psychedelic spacedrone scene in Haugesund on the westcoast of Norway, the members also pay their dues in bands like Electric Eye, Lumen Drones (ECM), Undergrünnen and The Low Frequency in Stereo, whose album "Futuro" we released back in 2009.

On "Tellus" they are joined by Sigbjorn Apeland, a much esteemed musician largely operating in a landscape of folk music, church music and improvisation.

He is a member of Nils Okland band (ECM and Hubro) and has collaborated with him for 30 years, also appearing on his two albums for Rune Grammofon; Straum (2000) and Bris (2004).

Also appearing on "Tellus" is Ståle Liavik Solberg, a central force on Oslo's thriving improvised music scene.

He has performed worldwide with numerous Norwegian and international musicians and curates the excellent Blow Out! festival.

With "Tellus" ATS heads into the Hardangervidda (the big plains connecting the eastern and western parts of southern Norway) terrain of wide open spaces, spare vegetation and unruly weather conditions, especially during the winter.

The album was recorded in a small studio in Haugesund during two days of heavy rain showers and stormy winds rumbling outside the windows.

Per Steinar Lie - Lap-steel and electric guitar Oystein Braut - Guitar, organ and Mellotron Julius Lind - Double bass Orjan Haaland
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. CHROMOSOMES
  • 1.2. TELLUS
  • 1.3. TRINITY AND THE HOLY GHOST
  • 1.4. SCHWEPPES AND KOSKENKORVA
  • 1.5. THE LAST PETROL STATION BEFORE