1. The Wood Metal Friction 2. Snow Tracer 3. Reconnecting Joints 4. Mouse Tracking 5. Centerline Reminder 6. Reforestation 7. Cow Goat Goat 8. Slow Blowing Wireless 9. White Oak White Pine 10. Rework And Out
Something of an international supergroup, the founding of this excellent ensemble is a touch of genius that remains something of a mystery.
Hand-picked by writer and film-maker Philip Mullarkey to record and play live as part of the art/film project [box], the four musicians met for the first time in Atlantis Studio in Stockholm for two short days of recording without having planned, scored or prepared any music in advance.
It quickly became apparent that this avant-garde juggernaut was heading in the right direction - the musical interplay making it hard to believe that these complex pieces were actually improvised on the spot - again, a testament to instant music making at the highest level.
Huntsville is the trio of Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften and Ingar Zach.
Grydeland and Zach founded the Sofa label for impovised music in 2000 and appear together and in various projects on several of the label´s releases. They have worked with Kluften since 1998, as the core of improvising ensemble No Spaghetti Edition.
Huntsville contrasts sharply with their earlier work, and on the evidence of ”For The Middle Class”, reveals a quite different, more groove-based approach with strong elements of composition.
Musically there are traces from folk, country, Indian ragas contemporary music and more, resulting in an original and highly intriguing blend of instrumental approaches.