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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.

http://www.myspace.com/elephant9theband - http://www.myspace.com/elephant9theband

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: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45102&PN=2 - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45102&PN=2 but I can't find a conclusion).

A video can be found here: http://desibel.bergen360.no/-/event/show/96429/937104?ref=mst&return_url=%2F-%2Fevent%2Fshow%2F96429%3Fref%3Dmst - http://desibel.bergen360.no/-/event/show/96429/937104?ref=mst&return_url=%2F-%2Fevent%2Fshow%2F96429%3Fref%3Dmst

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: http://www.vagant.no/kalender/55992_oslo-experimental-pres-elephant9-rune-grammofon-dj-g-ha/forestilling/80573 - http://www.vagant.no/kalender/55992_oslo-experimental-pres-elephant9-rune-grammofon-dj-g-ha/forestilling/80573 ):

“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?



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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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