executed by the great sammy stein – this time focusing on the jazz and the “industry of jazz”.
time again…. FIRE! on TOUR! NOVEMBER 2015 TOUR
new release in january 2016 – “she sleeps, she sleeps” on Rune Grammfon.
see you out there
soon……hitting Chech republik, Turkey, Rumania, Italy and Russia – Siberia
new album in january on Rune Grammofon! SHE SLEEPS, SHE SLEEPS!
“See ya in a minute” ( courtesy of Don Cherry )
SHAKE by THE THING
shakin the USA – tour 2015 -
see you out there!
OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE OCT 25th 2015!!!
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
first reviews of SHAKE coming in….
official release october 25th….. double vinyl, cd , cassette , DL …. t – shirts….
it is all about SHAKE!!!!
The unholy shriek of baritone saxophone from Mats Gustafsson on “Viking II/Perfection,” the opener from the Thing’s recent Shake (The Thing/Trost), arrives with such a gut punch that it sounds more like a blast of guitar feedback than a reed instrument. Though recorded by Jørgen Traeen, a Norwegian known for his work in pop and electronic music, the album in no way diminishes the Scandinavian trio’s grit and raw power—in fact Traeen seems to have enhanced it, as on the aforementioned thunderous stomp written by drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. While many of the group’s albums are full-on collaborations with musicians such as Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, or Neneh Cherry, only trumpeter Goran Kajfes and alto saxophonist Anna Högberg join in here, as part of the multilinear chorus on the epic “Aim.” The trio is rounded out by bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, whose deep grooves (on knotty upright or fuzzed-out electric) careen and burst over rutted landscapes, toggling between muscular swing and jackhammer chaos. On Håker Flaten’s “Til Jord Skal du Bli,” sax and bass slip in and out of unison, achieving an elegant expression of fury, while a cover of Loop’s “The Nail Will Burn” sounds more like a Sonics outtake. A treatment of “Sigill” by Wyrd Visions shows a surprisingly tender side, however, with Nilssen-Love offering occasional gong strikes, Håker Flaten luxuriating in a warm, patient ostinato, and Gustafsson blowing quavering lines that seem certain to explode violently but never do. Of course, in a live setting the explosions never stop. — Peter Margasak
CASSETTE RELEASE WITH THE THING!
the future is here!
SHAKE is OUT! official release very soon….. vinyls are on their way….
……….but casettes are already in store!!!!!
US tour coming up —- see you all out there!!!
THE NAIL WILL BURN ( LOOP!)
FIRE! on tour in Europa! sep 12 – 19th!
and preparing for more adventures in november this year…..january in australia….feb in EU….march in france…..
and a new studio album to be released on Rune grammofon in jan 2016!!!
followed next year by more orchestra activities: a MIGHTY ORCHESTRA TOUR 1 – 12th june – in connection with the release of the new album RITUAL!
photo: petra cvelbar
after a highly interesting meeting in Molde this summer – the adventure continues in Texas soon.
the thing meets James Blood Ulmer!!!!!
oct 7th – in AUSTIN, TX
THE THING hitting hard this fall….. new studio album SHAKE …. and two major tours coming up in USA and Japan!
new material, new music , new energy — THE THING
see you out there!