MoHa! are boldly leading the way with a sound that encompasses the best of rock, free jazz and electronic music. Despite the enormity and broad spectrum of sounds that constitute their unique style, it is the work of just two musicians, Anders Hana on guitar, obsolete electronics and a palette of effects pedals, and Morten J. Olsen on drums, triggering a multitude of noises from each skin and cymbal using custom built software. Having played together in various projects for close to 10 years, they have developed a high level of control and understanding in their musical communication. They compliment and confront each other, with sharp and mechanical movements on one hand, free flowing and loose gestures on the other.
Since the release of their debut album Raus Aus Stavanger in early 2006 they have done considerable touring, both in Europe and in USA. Norwegianism was recorded towards the end of a European tour in December 2006. It’s a real scorcher; short, intense, to the point and brimming with head explosions, youthful energy and urgency.
Just when it seemed that free improv had disappeared up its own fundament into tedious ultra-minimalist posturing or equally boring high volume flailing around, along come a couple of Norwegians and make it all seem fun again.
Source: BBC Online
Norwegianism (Rune Grammofon, 2007)
(Rune Grammofon, 2006)
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