Category Archives: Guest appearances

Drono

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Derek Piotr’s Drono is, as its name suggests, a drone album. It emphasizes the form and durational composition of drone through unquantized, glitching samples and near-absence of rhythm. Yet this is a drone album preoccupied with mutability: the tracks are … Continue reading

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Through The Looking-Glass

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Tzadik: “Expanding their duo into a sextet with the addition of strings, piano and voice, Ikue and Zeena have created a compelling and varied soundscape inspired by fairy stories the world over. Combining plucked and bowed strings, sinuous vocals, driving … Continue reading

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Pig Magic

The Norwegian noise duo Maranata (Jon Wesseltoft and Dag Stiberg) has released this 7″ with a CD included. 7″: Lucky Forever b/w Pig Magic. CD: 1. Pieces, 2. Gravity Connector, 3. Black Tongue Darshan Track 3 features Maja S. K. … Continue reading

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All Music At Once

Smalltown: “For 20 years Norwegian sound wizard Lasse Marhaug has been one of the leading names of the noise scene. Marhaug has released more records than any other Norwegian artist, and through relentless touring across the world he is well … Continue reading

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Orra

Tzadik: “Friends and colleagues since 1988, Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins are two of the strongest musical voices out of the downtown scene. Lynchpins of bands as diverse as DNA, Skeleton Crew, Electric Masada, Hemophiliac and Björk, their duo project … Continue reading

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…into that good night

“24 years after the debut Amen, WLJ release their second album, Tognazzi and Tristan is surrounded by guests on this album: Rebekka Karijord, Haddy N´jie, Arve Henriksen, Martin Horntveth, Bård Torstensen (Clawfinger), Maja Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord and Prague Philharmonic … Continue reading

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My Deal

Solo debut from Norwegian guitar/vocals jazz master. Jørn Øyen (keyboards), Mats Eilertsen (bass), Andreas Bye (drums). Guest artist: Maja Ratkje on theremin (on “Stella by Starlight”.)

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audiotion – sonic tribute to Takashi Miike

2 X CD compilation with Takashi Miike (Introduction), KK Null, Shinjuku Thief, Converter, Hentai, Shinkiro, Sunao Inami, Henrik Nordvargr Björkk (Pouppée Fabrikk), Contagious Orgasm, Hecate, P.A.L., S:Cage, Asmorod, Iszoloscope and Tokitoshi Shiota (Outroduction). Jazkamer track: Virgin Flower (with vocals by … Continue reading

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Call me

CDr with radio show including RRR, Fe-mail and radio host Dennis Tyfus. Crazy live improvisations. Review in Russian: Machine radionoise: “Коллектив матёрого и независимого от всех и вся американского лейбла RRRecords – это спятивший Шляпник и Мартовский Заяц, повздорившие со … Continue reading

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The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast

The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast is a record by San Francisco duo Matmos. It is a series of “sound portraits” of a pantheon of people that they admire. A musical attempt at biography, it’s loose … Continue reading

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The Dalston Shroud

Soul Jazz Records: “Influenced by the New York Art/Punk scene of Sonic Youth, The Swans, Liquid Liquid, this is the group’s follow up to “Still Born Alive” (Soul Jazz Records, 2003) and ‘Beautiful People are Evil’ (Soul Jazz Records, 2001). … Continue reading

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Concepts of Sorrows & Dangers

Aurora: “Superb young artist exploring the outer space of his saxophones. Jazz, Contemporary music, Rock, Chinese traditional music. NO limits for Rolf-Erik.” Music by Lars Petter Hagen, Maja Ratkje, Øyvind Torvund, Rolf-Wallin, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, Luca Fransesconi, Iannis Xenakis and Trond … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Exciting

Sonig: “In 2004 Jason Forrest (aka Donna Summer) made heads turn with his third album and first release on Sonig, The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash, a musical rollercoaster ripping through genres like an amphetamine crazed hobo. … Continue reading

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Blood Inside

Record by Norwegian group Ulver. Maja Ratkje – choir on ‘Your Call.’

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Passing Images

ECM: “Frode Haltli is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding accordion soloists in contemporary music and is also an exceptional improviser and an authority on folk music. ‘Passing Images’ looks at traditional music, but in a very fresh and … Continue reading

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Oak or Rock

Rune Grammofon: “This is the third Phonophani album, the second for Rune Grammofon. The title refers to mysterious connections between material things, and the album is all about rediscovering the great mystery of music. Through dissecting the sound of ordinary … Continue reading

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Gødt Nørsk, kunstmuzik aus Norgwegen

Norwegian Bjørn Hatterud (Maskinanlegg) is behind this project. Guest artist: Solveig Kjelstrup, on ‘Soveigs Lied’. Continue reading

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Turntable Surface Fireball 2

A 12′ release by Jazzkammer. Includes voice samples by Ratkje.

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Filtered Through Friends

“Central artists from Norway’s flowering electronica and noise scene join forces to remix female chamber anarchist quartet SPUNK, the source being the group’s debut album from 1999, “Det eneste jeg vet er at det ikke er en støvsuger”. Contributions from … Continue reading

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Sporlaust

Soundtrack for Icelandic film by Hilmar Oddsson. Music composed by Hjalmar Ragnarsson and the group Selma. Featuring Maja S. K. Ratkje on vocals.

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