Vinyl edition includes voucher for free MP3 download of the whole album.
It´s no secret that we have a soft spot for this fabulous group and would wish nothing less than world domination for them. What they do seems to be an almost lost art when it comes to making records. Basically meaning great musicians playing together in a proper recording studio, interacting and playing off each other. The tracks are mostly first or second takes, there is no editing and just a couple of overdubs on the whole album. And while guitarist Even Helte Hermansen is the natural focal point there are no big egos at work here, this is a solid unit where all members are equally important for the end result. Just listen to the ”loose but tight” interplay on the opening track, an energetic and joyful interpretation of Sonny Sharrock´s ”As We Used To Sing”. And they´re all still in their twenties.
”Bonanza” is their fourth album, the third on Rune Grammofon. It was recorded and mixed in Atlethic Studio in Halden, Norway in summer 2011. Bushman´s Revenge was founded by Even and Gard back in 2003 in their hometown of Skien, a couple of hours south of Oslo, while Rune joined from the northern town of Bodø. Even was a member of ”blackjazzers” Shining and grew up listening to Kiss, Pantera, Sepultura, Faith No More, Frank Zappa and John Coltrane, while Gard and Rune met at the Jazz Academy in Trondheim, breeding ground for musicians like Arve Henriksen, Ståle Storløkken, Nils Petter Molvær and many more. Gard also plays with pop sensation Susanne Sundfør and in Puma with Øystein Moen (Jaga Jazzist) and young guitar experimentalist Stian Westerhus.
1. As We Used To Sing
2. No More Dead Bodies For Daddy Tonight
3. Jeg Baker Kokosboller
4. John Lennon Was The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
5. Iron Bloke
7. Tinnitus Love Poem
8. Hent Tollekniven Ivar, Det Har Standa En Hval