Category Archives: Albums

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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Runeology 4

Various artists, including Motorpsycho, Bushman’s Revenge, Supersilent and SPUNK. Continue reading

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Solveigs Lied Remixed

Vital Weekly: “To state the liveliness of the world of CDRs this is probably the most ultimate item on the scene as it is released by no less than ten different labels around the globe, including two Chinese labels, two … Continue reading

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Music for Gardening

Picadisk: “The forth entry in Ratkje and Marhaug’s “Music For”-collaborative series. After Shopping (2002), Loving (2004) and Faking (2005) comes… Gardening. The title is inspired by Ratkje’s new life in the coutryside. The seven tracks on this CD are meant … Continue reading

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Cyborgic

The Last Record Company/Rune Grammofon: “A rare live recording and her first solo album for quite some time, this finds Maja on top form. Since her recording debut as a member of SPUNK 10 years ago, she has continuously challenged … Continue reading

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Kantarell

Rune Grammofon: “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. … Continue reading

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Money Will Ruin Everything 2

Rune Grammofon: “Originally planned as an update and slightly revised edition of the long deleted 2cd / book of the same name released in 2003 to celebrate 5 years of Rune Grammofon, this has now turned into a completely new … Continue reading

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Maximum Metal Vol. 127

MaximumMetal

For free in a cardboard with the German metal magazine ‘Metal Hammer’ May 2008. Continue reading

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Super Street 7 “How To Make Brains”

Frankly, I have no ide what this is. Some kind of bootleg? It’s a cassette, I think. Found it at Discogs. Fe-mail is on it? “all live comp. featuring : odd clouds, fe-mail, taliban, luasa raelon, charlie draheim. 5 heavy … 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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