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PANZERPAPPA

ASTROMALIST (RUNE GRAMMOFON)

PANZERPAPPA - ASTROMALIST 57849
Format:
1 LP
Release:
07.12.2012
Label:
RUNE GRAMMOFON
Kat.-Nr.:
57849
Barcode:
7033660031353
Panzerpappa is maybe new to many Rune Grammofon followers but released their debut album "Passer Gullfisk" back in 2000.

Since then they have released the albums "Hulemysteriet" (2002), "Farlig Vandring" (2004) and "Koralrevens Klagesang" (2006) by themselves.

Already on their fine debut we hear a fully formed and very accomplished band, but the mark II line-up deliver stronger tunes, more focused ideas and better production.

"Koralreven..." caught our attention enough to approach them regarding a possible collaboration, hence their brand new album "Astromalist".

The history of Panzerpappa goes back to 1996 when founder Trond Gjellum recorded some demos in the vein of groups like Samla Mammas Manna and Univers Zero.

Through various projects he connected with Steinar Borve before getting the band up and running in early 1998 with Knut Tore Abrahamsen and Jorgen Skjulstad complementing the line-up that would release the two first Panzerpappa albums.

After this both Abrahamsen and Skjulstad left the band, but top replacements were soon found in Jarle Storlokken and Anders Krabberod, both of whom Gjellum met through playing in Richard Sinclair's (Caravan, Camel) backing band in 2002.

Jarle is the cousin of Ståle Storlokken (Elephant9, Humcrush) and his musical background includes Dead Dino Storage, a band known for doing quite excellent cover versions of artists like Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis and Gentle Giant.

Anders is a Van der Graaf fan but also mentions modernist composers such as Iannis Xenakis and Brian Ferneyhough as sources of inspiration.

With Steinar Borve returning from a six month stay in Australia, the band was once again complete and started working on new music for what would be their third album and the first with the mark II lineup, "Farlig Vandring".

Musically the band belong to a tradition that includes elements from the so called Canterbury and RiO scenes and bands like Samla Mammas Manna, Univers Zero, National Health and Frank Zappa.

Chris Cutler from Henry Cow, another band they regard highly, has more precisely described them as "melodic, with a light but solid ensemble sound, rich, detailed, nuanced and with a style that is still their own".

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  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BATI LA TAKTON!
  • 1.2. ANOMIA
  • 1.3. FEMTENDE MARSJ
  • 1.4. UGLER I MOSEBOKA
  • 1.5. SATAM
  • 1.6. ASTROMALIST
  • 1.7. KNUTE PA TRADEN