Friday, September 12, 2014
KÖok is Stian Larsen and Jan Erik Ahlsen (both of them: guitars, electronics), and you will probably want to check out their third album "Imber Whiltshire", released by Va Fongool a couple of days ago.
From Va Foongol´s KÖok pages: "In 1943 the citizens of Imber got an order from the British military to abandon the city so allied forces could use it for combat training. The city was never used for its intention and none of the citizens moved back. KÖök tells the story of empty buildings and abandoned homes and farms. On the album ”Imber, Wiltshire” you can hear the sounds of a deserted town".
Yes you can in fact hear the sounds and emptiness of a deserted town, but the soundscapes created here would probably fit as a soundtrack to your own thoughts on a gloomy day too, even if you didn´t know the story behind it.
Guro Skumsnes Moe (b) and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (dr) play on two tracks each.
Cover: Lasse Marhaug.