Guest appearances

The Great Bailout

by Moor Mother The Great Bailout is Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa’s ninth studio album and third with ANTI- Records, with production contributions on various tracks from Mary Lattimore, Lonnie Holley, Vijay Ayer, Angel Bat Dawid, Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty, Aaron Dilloway and more. Called “the poet laureate of the apocalypse,” by Pitchfork, Ayewa’s music contains multitudes of […]

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BABEL

A compositional investigation of musical languages and conversation. Is the myth of BABEL about God creating communicative discord to control man, or was the intent to nurture fertile diversity?A disruption of a self-perpetuating echo chamber, to stimulate a more varied and complex perspective of the world.Maybe she wanted to show us that we will find

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Titina

Music for the film with the same title. Sound track to the great animation movie Titina by Kåre Chr. Vestrheim. “Je Cherche Après Tititine (Titina in the Street)” and “Je Cherche Après Tititine (Titina´s Musical Trip Version)” featuring Ratkje as a vocal soloist. Released by Propeller Recordings Oct 2022 and available at streaming services.

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Hugs and Bugs

Clean Feed Records: “Hugs and Bugs” is the product of the compositional mind of saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts, whom the notes of this album indicate as its initiator, curator, editor and producer, with the help of electronics visionary Lasse Marhaug. Alberts and Marhaug aren’t among the players reunited for the Block Ensemble, but their presence

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Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots

Album by Trondheim EMP. Øyvind Brandtsegg’s project explores cross-adaptive processing as a radical intervention in the communication between performing musicians. Digital audio analysis and processing techniques are used to enable features of one sound to inform the processing of another. This allows the actions of one performer to directly influence another performer’s sound, and doing

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Gonimoblast Live – with Maja S.K Ratkje and Arve Henriksen

Gonimoblast, the ever-inventive sonic, electronic and jazz-inspired improvisers, led by dynamic bassist and composer Chris Mapp, are to release a double live album featuring striking guest performances from leading Norwegian vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje and renowned trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Made up by four of the UK’s most noteworthy musical experimenters, Mapp formed Gonimoblast with

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Drono

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 technically built on sustained harmonic centers, but they feature variation, movement and depth that transcend

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Through The Looking-Glass

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 percussion and Ikue Mori’s trademark electronics into a balanced and unified whole, Through the Looking-glass

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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 established internationally. Marhaug has collaborated with artist like Kevin Drumm, Merzbow, Enslaved, Jim O’Rourke, Oren

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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 Phantom Orchard is the perfect outlet for their unique and personal musical languages and their

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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 Orcestra. The album is produced by Tognazzi with Trond Bjerknæs.” White Lord Jesus homepage

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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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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 стариком Временем. В их офисе всегда первая половина восьмидесятых – эпоха мэйл-арта, оголтелого шума и

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