Out of Norway's super-fertile impro scene, MoHa! are boldly leading the way with a sound that encompasses the best of rock, free jazz and electronic music.
Despite the enormity and broad spectrum of sounds that constitute their unique style, it is the work of just two talented young men, Anders Hana (24) on guitar, obsolete electronics and a pallete of effects pedals, and Morten J. Olsen (25) on drums, triggering a multitude of noises from each skin and cymbal using custom built software.
Having played together in various projects for close to 10 years, they have developed a high level of control and understanding in their musical communication.
They compliment and confront each other, with sharp and mechanical movements on one hand, free flowing and loose gestures on the other. It´s a real scorcher; short, intense, to the point and brimming with head explosions, youthful energy and urgency.
1 Daily Three
2 Jolly Five
3 Daily Four
4 Jolly Four
5 Gay Two
6 Gay One
7 Home Two
8 Jolly Two
9 Entry One
10 Entry Two
11 Home Four
12 Jolly Six
13 Jolly One (White Guilt Fills The Room)
14 Home One
15 Ibiza One
16 Ibiza Two
Entrance Records & Tapes
Release Date: 05/02/2021
What if Rimbaud met Roy Orbison, on acid in a room full of synthesizers, after a late night wander through the haunted streets of New Orleans? Is getting lost the only way to ever be found? At what point does the hero’s journey become a fool’s errand?
Nearly two decades into a lifer’s voyage of shapeshifting through shadowy realms of the American underground, Guy Blakeslee, poses these and other conundrums on his dramatic new album, Postcards From The Edge (Entrance Records).
Recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with former Sonic Ranch engineer and producer, Enrique Tena Padilla (Oh Sees, Wand), and featuring appearances from singers Lael Neale, Hale May, Rachel Fannan, and drummer Derek James of The Entrance Band,
Postcards From The Edge is electrified by the spirit of sonic experimentation, and the fervent desire to chart a map into unknown territory. Across the record’s seven tracks, Blakeslee’s questing lyrics teem with stormy emotion, his plaintive voice finding succor in richly-textured melodies that soar over lushly-produced soundscapes, always on the verge of collapse.
"Ginger gave me two instructions: “Loud guitars and loud crowd”….I didn’t have a choice in either as that’s what was captured during the recording” - Live album producer Dave DraperAt a time when we are craving live shows more than ever, Round Records presents “ The Wildhearts - 30 Year Itch”, recorded live during the band’s The Renaissance Men and Diagnosis tours during 2019. The 17-track album showcases the incendiary energy that has made The Wildhearts one of the best loved UK live rock acts of the last thirty years.