Sunday, January 23, 2011

Optical Substance

Saturday I finally got to hear Optical Substance at a student´s club in Bergen (yes, they even allow old guys in there).
Optical Substance is Kjetil Husebø´s (electronics, keyboards) project, and this time he was joined by Alexander Grieg (bass), Steinar Værnes (trumpet, electronics) and Jonas Johnsen (drums, electronics). What they offered was a fine mix of electronica and jazz, quite relaxed and cool.

They might not live in the same neighborhood, but if you have visited the  soundscapes of  Arve Henriksen and Nils Petter Molvær you should check out  Optical Substance too, and start with the fine album  "Adaptation" from 2010. Only Steinar Værnes from this gang is playing with Husebø on that album, but you may find the rest of them over at  Gubemusic, where you even may buy "Adaptation" in a format even sound gourmets will accept.

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