Monday, October 6, 2008

John Hegre and Ivar Grydeland

Sunday evening John Hegre (Noxagt, Jazkammer, Kaptein Kaliber) and Ivar Grydeland (Huntsville etc) gave a guitar concert at The Landmark club in Bergen. They each played a 45 minutes set, and to call it guitar playing is a bit of a simplification. Pedals and electronics more like it. This was pretty good stuff, even if they both kept on a bit too long for my taste. Grydeland started off with a something sounding like a computer game (Space Invaders), and made an ambient (almost!) piece around it, while Hegre played more in a contemporary classic (pling plong)style, and even dished out some rock riffs.
The program stated that Hegre would play acoustic and quiet! Anyway, all the ten people in the audience were quite happy.

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