Category Archives: Albums

Sailing To Byzantium

RuneSailing

Rune Grammofon: “To celebrate 150 releases we have put together a selection of tracks showing where we are now, some label mainstays, personal favourites, hidden treasures and to round it off; a beautiful exclusive from Arve Henriksen. No expenses have … Continue reading

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JANUS

janus

Beautiful, hand pressed black vinyl from Maja S. K. Ratkje / Joachim Montessuis on the French label Erratum. A collaboration which started in 2008 and finished in 2013. Continue reading

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Voice (LP)

majavoice

The debut solo album from founder SPUNK member and composer Maja Ratkje has secured her a place among the finest experimental singers. From the weird and furious to the enchanting and beautiful, this is an album rich in atmosphere, colour … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Sabotage

A recording of live performances which brought together two essential figures of the contemporary scene: an oustanding Norwegian composer and vocal artist Maja S.K. Ratkje and a celebrated improviser and composer , former DNA drummer, Ikue Mori. Continue reading

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Auf dem Dach der Welt – Frei nach Alexander Kluge

1 Sven-Ake Johansson: Über die Unsicherheit menschlicher Verhältnisse2 Alexander Kluge: Auf dem Dach der Welt3 Michaela Melián: co-op4 Greie Gut Fraktion: Wasser und Eis5 Peter Brötzmann & Otomo Yoshihide Tanaka: Highschool6 David Grubbs: An Unlocked Car7 Maja S.K. Ratkje & … Continue reading

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Das Wohltemperierte SPUNK

Rune Grammofon: “At one minute past eight in the evening of the twentieth of January, 2001, the Norwegian quartet SPUNK began playing a drone in the key of B, inaugurating a project that would weave into their musical lives for … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

Tzadik: “Members of bands as diverse as DNA, Skeleton Crew, Electric Masada, Hemophiliac and Björk, Zeena and Ikue have been leading figures of the downtown scene since the early 1980s. Their fabulous duo project Phantom Orchard is expanded here with … Continue reading

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Festival Electronica En Abril 2003-2012

2LP: A1 eleh – woven over A2 radian – rusty machines, dusty carpets B1 maja ratkje – B2 nsi. – quartz B3 farben – atrappp C1 dopplereffekt – dyson sphere C2 elektro guzzi – saftgulasch D1 thomas köner – tiento … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt

Ikue Mori, Simon Balestrazzi, Sylvie Courvoisier, Alessandro Olla, Maja S. K. Ratkje recorded this album on Sardinia in 2010. Tracks: 1 Searching For 4:26 2 Alive 7:59 3 Tokyo Map 3:23 4 So Sorry 8:39 5 You Play Against My … Continue reading

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Slime Zone

Slugfield’s debut album. Slugfield is the super trio consisting of Maja S. K. Ratkje, Paal Nilssen-Love and Lasse Marhaug. This is a concert recording from Mono during Oslo Jazz Festival, August 2010. Recorded by Audun Strype, mixed by Ratkje, mastered … 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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LIGHT

Rune Grammofon: “This DVD gives a rare and unique insight into the live concert experience of one of Norway´s most prominent and long standing contemporary impro groups. Commisioned by the Henie Onstad Art Centre for it´s 40th anniversary in 2008, … Continue reading

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Wach auf!

The red revolution has a new face in our time. Is it progress or sentimentality? How can we, by caressing old idioms with contemporary lust and energy, suggest an inviting alternative to the egocentric, postmodern capitalism and liberalism? Brecht encouraged … Continue reading

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Snowblind

Trondheim Sinfoniettas has released an album with works by Trygve Brøske, Eirik Hegdal, Jon Øyvind Ness and Maja S. K. Ratkje. On this album: (Recited by Hanne Dieserud.) Trondheim Sinfonietta har i de senere årene blitt et av de sentrale … 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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Kassett

Double cassette compilation of Norwegian noise and music. More than two hours of material. Limited edition of 255 copies. Compiled by Lasse Marhaug for the KASSETT exhibition at Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Nov. 15, 2010.

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Twenty Centuries Of Stony Sleep

The Wire: “For their 100th release, Rune Grammofon commissioned 13 original pieces from their roster to display the label´s unerring ability to present a diverse range of approaches while maintaining a firm grip on its aesthetic.” RCD 2100 – Various: … Continue reading

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Come Away Death

2L: “Death is as natural as love. But whereas love is bright and beautiful, death is dark and irreversible. Our modern society encourages us to live out our dreams and desires to try to achieve personal goals, and to strive … Continue reading

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More Music for Shopping

A 3″ CD-R included in a super-limited Special Shopping Edition of Maja S.K. Ratkje & Lasse Marhaug’s 2003 album “Music For Shopping”. But this edition never materialized, so here you can finally hear these tracks for the first time. Maja … Continue reading

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Danse Macabre

Free improvised solo concert at Podium, Oslo, 16 June 2009. Continue reading

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