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Post-Human Identities

Maja Ratkje and Jaap Blonk have been performing and recording together since 2001. Their first release was a cd of acoustic voice duets ([intlink id=”3380″ type=”post”]MAJAAP[/intlink], also released on Kontrans). Here they go electronic with their voices still as their primary sound source. [intlink id=”3164″ type=”post”]Reviews[/intlink] Track list: 1 Rotary Torso Extension 2 Of Strange […]

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En aldeles forferdelig sykdom

Rune Grammofon: “Their third studio album marks the 10th anniversary of this all female quartet. Free collective improvising is one of the most demanding ways of making music: the pitfalls are many – self-absorption, incoherence, certain standardized «gestures» of free jazz, lack of dynamics, humourlessness – but SPUNK are alert to the dangers. Bold, sometimes

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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 over the place. The perfect music to listen to with your loved one.” [intlink id=”3726″

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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. [intlink id=”4859″ type=”post”]Reviews[/intlink] [intlink id=”2179″ type=”post”]More Music for Shopping[/intlink] Side One: 1. The Street Parade Massacre 2. Femail Popcorn Demon With Mobile Slash Reflector 3. Spunk Rock Goes Total

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Syklubb fra Hælvete (LP)

Debut album, released on pink vinyl, limited edition of 500 copies, now sold out. Made through pure improvisation with no pre-recorded sound at the starting point. Old school noise. Thurston Moore loves it: “Out of Norway comes the most exciting noise LP I’ve heard to date. These two women romp thru stimulating noise compositions fresh

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Voice

Rune Grammofon: “The debut solo album from SPUNK member Maja Ratkje will secure 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 and creative madness. Co-produced by Jazzkammer.” CDs sold out from label. [intlink id=”8384″ type=”post”]Voice on LP[/intlink]

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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 author of childrens books, Astrid Lindgren. It translates “The very top of a bluepainted flagpole”

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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 mixture of acoustic and electronic sound, all improvised live in studio. The ten Norwegians are

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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.” [intlink id=”5086″ type=”post”]Reviews[/intlink] Tracks: 1. tapeunderlaget 2. hornkonserten 3. septemberunderlaget 4. thing that 5. akershus This album is also remixed. See

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