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elephant9 for Jazz Rock/Fusion

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Topic: elephant9 for Jazz Rock/Fusion
Posted By: Desoc
Subject: elephant9 for Jazz Rock/Fusion
Date Posted: November 11 2009 at 09:20
elephant9 is a fun, intense and complex progressive jazz rock band with hints of psychedelia. -

This is a Norwegian band. Their amazing drummer Torstein Lofthus also plays for the avant/RIO act Shining, who already have an entry in the archives. Much of the music revolves around Ståle Storløkken's keys - he also plays for the avantjazz band Supersilent (who also should be added, btw - I notice they were discussed here: - but I can't find a conclusion).

A video can be found here: -

As far as I have been able to find out, they have only released one album, the 2008 "Dodovoodoo".

Some characterizations by the press (found here: - ):

“Elephant9 have set fire to all headgear, shaking free their straggly manes for a deranged session of acid prog headbanging” (BBC)
“Keep an eye out for Elephant9—they’re amazing.” (All Music, US)
“This ferocious drum/bass/organ assault opens the Norwegian jazz trio´s debut album and manages to retain a weapons-grade level of instrumental mayhem throughout. Not for the faint of heart.” (Mojo´s Top Ten, UK)
“On more of a Scandi-jazz tip – but with nods to Hendrix, Berlin-era Bowie, Tangerine Dream and Fripp alongside mid-70s Miles.” (Time Out, UK)
“Shockingly great Norwegian jazz-rock band who add a bit of modernity and noise to the old school sound of overdriven organ and Rhodes piano (plus some synthesizer), along with electric bass and drums.” (Waysidemusic, US)

Any takers?

Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: November 11 2009 at 14:52
Definitely support this suggestion.
I suggested them in the past (there's a thread I opened about it somewhere), don't know what happened with the suggestion.

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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: November 11 2009 at 15:14
Great band.   It's already been approved for JRF and just needs to be added.

Posted By: Desoc
Date Posted: November 11 2009 at 15:35
Good to hear. What about Supersilent, have you considered them as well?

Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: November 11 2009 at 16:25
I'm not on the JRF team or any team now.  I can remember Supersilent being mentioned in threads at the forum, but don't know if it's been formally suggested,

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