All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Huntsville

Huntsville Huntsville

Norway’s HUNTSVILLE delves into an adventurous crossbreed of rock, drones, country, jazz and electro-acoustic improvisation. Boston Weekly described their 2006 debut “for the middle class” on Rune Grammofon: «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 labelled abstract drone Americana and yoga country.

On their third album named For Flowers, Cars and Wars (Hubro), they dig deeper into their striking and original sound world - this time with riffing electric guitars, hard-hitting drums, electronic noise and their secret weapon: a drone commander... and still - a deep fascination for American folk.

Over the years Huntsville have been collaborating with musicians such as Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Nels Cline & Glenn Kotche (Wilco) as well as Norwegian artists Sidsel Endresen and Hanne Hukkelberg - who contributes on the title track on For Flowers, Cars and Wars.


Tags

Album Review
Read more articles
”The result is genuinely hypnotic, even trance-inducing music. Really magnificent (…)” THE WIRE

“A new genre emerges - Americosmische, anyone?”UNCUT (UK)

“...they alternate between brief Americana-esque instrumentals and lenghtier excursions into fast, fluid motion, attaining trance-velocity like some rare amalgam of Miles Davies, Steve Reich and early Tortoise.” Rock-A-Rolla (UK)

Photos

Albums

Album Pond by Huntsville

Pond

Hubro Records
2015

buy
Album Past Increasing, Future Receding  by Huntsville

Past Increasing,...

Hubro Music
2013

buy
Album Eco, Arches & Eras by Huntsville

Eco, Arches & Eras

Rune Grammofon
2010

buy
Album Eco, Arches & Eras by Huntsville

Eco, Arches & Eras

Rune Grammofon
2009

buy

Watch

Similar

Fred Frith Fred Frith
guitar
Supersilent Supersilent
band/orchestra
Humcrush Humcrush
band/orchestra

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.