Saturday, March 31, 2012


HUBROCD2514 Cakewalk: Wired - Glass by HUBRO

Cakewalk: "A mixture of the expressions "a piece of cake" and "a walk in the park". Used to describe a task that is extremely, ridiculously friggin easy". (Urban Dictionary).

The trio Cakewalk is here with their first album "Wired" (Hubro 2012). The music is improvised and pretty hard to classify, and the record company Hubro compares the music to "Krautrock, industrial electronic music, noise-rock rock and the Bowie/Eno “Berlin Trilogy". I don´t disagree with that, "industrial" was a word that came to my mind too, but it is not "ridiculously friggin easy" (there are other meanings of the word Cakewalk too, probably more fitting?).

Others have compared Cakewalk to the Norwegian band Puma, I throw in Ultralyd too, and you may feel free to add more! Cakewalk do their own stuff anyway, and they build pretty tough soundscapes and tunes. Check them out, and play as loud as you dare. 30 minutes is all you get!

Cakewalk is Øystein Skar (synth, and known from the bands Glow, Sacred Harp and Highasakite), Stephan Meidell (g, b, boxes, and also in Krachmacher, The Sweetest Thrill and Vanilla Riot) and Ivar Loe Bjørnstad (dr, also playing in Hedvig Mollestad Trio and the Hilde Marie Kjersem band).

Cover: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen and Yokoland (sorry I cut it a bit).

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