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For Flowers, Cars and Merry Wars (24Bit)

Huntsville

Huntsville’s unexpected sounds and textures, allied with echoes of traditional genres in a radical new conceptual language have been described as abstract drone Americana and yoga country.

Norway’s HUNTSVILLE delves further into an adventurous crossbreed of rock, drones, country, jazz and electro-acoustic improvisation. After their 2006 debut “for the middle class” (Rune Grammofon) Boston Weekly wrote: «armed with a banjo, a double bass, a pedal steel, a bizarre tabla machine, shruti boxes and a fondness for freeing folk from its folk songs — from Santa Fe to Bombay.» Huntsville’s unexpected sounds and textures, allied with echoes of traditional genres in a radical new conceptual language have been described as abstract drone Americana and yoga country.

On their second album, the double release “eco, arches & eras” (Rune Grammofon, 2008), they dig even deeper into their striking and original sound world – this time with riffing electric guitars, hard-hitting drums and their secret weapon: a drone commander...

Huntsville had special guests during the making of “eco, arches & eras”. Norwegian singer Sidsel Endresen joined in on one track, while guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Glenn Kotche (both of Wilco) visited Huntsville on an hour-long track captured live in 2007.

Huntsville - live from Athens, Dec. 07
Huntsville - live from Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Jul. 07. With Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche (Wilco) as guests

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Upcoming Concerts

2011-03-31

2011
29th March: StaJazz – Stavanger, Norway
30th March: Atlas – Århus, Denmark
31st March: Victoria – Oslo, Norway
2nd April: TBA – TBA, Norway
3rd April: Bee Flat – Bern, Switzerland
21st May: Angelica festival – Bologna, Italy

Concert history:

2011
28th March: Bergen Jazzforum – Bergen, Norway
28th January: Tanned Tin – Castellón, Spain (with Thurston Moore)

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