Category Archives: Recorded improvisation

MAJAAP

Acoustic vocal improvisation by Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jaap Blonk, recorded in Amsterdam, Oslo and Arnhem 2001-2002. Continue reading

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All Men Are Pigs

Gameboy Records: “sounds surface from all over the map. i hear voice, some synths, effects galore. this is a noisy affair not unlike (and maybe even more so than) fe-mail’s debut – recently issued on cd by important records. the … Continue reading

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Music for Loving

Bottrop-Boy: “Second collaboration between Norwegian masters of noise Maja Ratkje (Spunk, Fe-Mail) and Lasse Marhaug (Jazzkammer, Del) after their 2002 vinyl-only album Music For Shopping on Synesthetic Records. Music For Loving is wild, frantic, nervous, loud, delirious and scattered all … Continue reading

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Music for Shopping

Maja S. K. Ratkje and Lasse Marhaug play music for shopping. Limited edition of 300 copies on black 220g vinyl. Released on Synesthetic Recordings. Vinyl only. Side One: 1. The Street Parade Massacre 2. Femail Popcorn Demon With Mobile Slash … Continue reading

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Tender Love Is A Bitch

Norwegian Noise Orchestra’s debut concert at Betong, Oslo. Live recording 12.12.02. Line up: Andrè Borgen, Andreas Meland, Sten Ove Toft, Bjørn Hatterud, Per Gisle Galåen, Kai Mikalsen, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Sindre Andersen, Ole H. Melby, Maja S. K. Ratkje, Svein … Continue reading

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Den øverste toppen på en blåmalt flaggstang

Rune Grammofon: “The new studio album from this increasingly exciting and colourful quartet boasts yet another Pippi Longstocking related title. This free spirited and anti authoritarian character is one of the most loved and wellknown from the late, great Swedish … Continue reading

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listen…and tell me what it was

No Spaghetti Edition is an improvisation ensemble with different line-ups for each project. This presentation includes ten of the most active Norwegian improvisers, the German trumpet player Axel Dörner and the English keyboard player Pat Thomas. The music is a … Continue reading

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Det eneste jeg vet er at det ikke er en støvsuger

Rune Grammofon: “Improvisation from four young female musicians with backgrounds from jazz, classical, contemporary, rock and country. Weird, wonderful and completely beyond categorisation, the quartet was formed in 1995. This is their debut recording.” Tracks: 1. tapeunderlaget 2. hornkonserten 3. … Continue reading

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