Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Check out the Norwegian band Skadedyr, and their album "Kongekrabbe" (Hubro 2013, int. release 10 January 2014), if you like hard-to-classify music, in the area of impro and jazz. It swings, it rocks and it makes some noise, and it´s great fun too, like the track "Partylus", sounding like the soundtrack to a wild party where people fight to play their favorite records.

"Skadedyr" is the Norwegian word for vermin, and four out of five track titles play with the word "lus", meaning lice. The album´s title is the kind of crab you see on the cover!
This band must be a treat in concert, as long as they don´t bring any vermin along.

According to the record company, Anja Lauvdal and Heida Katine Johannesdottir Mobeck are the driving forces behind the album, but they have a bunch of musicians to help out: Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson, Hans Hulbækmo, Torstein Lavik Larsen, Joakim Heibø, Ida Løvli Hidle, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Adrian Løseth Waade, Ina Sagstuen, Lars Ove Fossheim and Marius Klovning.

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