Saturday, May 31, 2008

All Ears All Scars

All Ears All Scars, with Lasse Marhaug (noise), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) and Maja Ratkje (vocal and electronics), dished out som brutally good noise at the Nattjazz festival (Bergen) yesterday. It's damned fascinating to attend a concert where the whole body has to take part in the listening. Nilssen-Love is hard working, Ratkje is whispering and screaming and Marhaug shakes cables and turn knots, and even change the sounds by just moving his fingers. You might have seen stuff like this before, but to me it's electrickery. And yes, it was loud! Around 150 people attended the beginning of the concert, when it was all over 25 were still there. My guess is that some of the people who got a bit scared (or tired) will be back again next time.

Other good bands the same night: Swedish "Angles" (with Magnus Broo from Atomic) and "Maria Kannegaard Trio", who played material from the forthcoming album (august release).

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