Wednesday, May 22 2013
Shining have followed up its career-defining masterwork, Blackjazz, with the exuberant One One One, which takes its unparalleled sonic and places it within the framework of the pop album.
Sunday, November 13 2011
The ambition of Pretty Escape is admirable, it but also reveals a gap between what the band is and what they seem to want to be.
Sunday, October 30 2011
The Norwegian's new album might be remembered as the moment she took her seriousness a step too far.
Sunday, September 18 2011
The striking troll effects are a technical achievement, but the characters only generate mild interest.
Tuesday, August 16 2011
The Norwegian folk singer has been dodging Nick Drake comparisons all his life, but now, with his first-ever US release (despite a ton of albums to his name), Thomas Dybdahl feels like he's breaking through for the first time ...
Tuesday, January 18 2011
Improvised soundscapes from a group impressively in sync, in a more somber setting than usual.
Thursday, September 9 2010
What if Spinal Tap's Jazz Odyssey was actually superb?
Tuesday, June 15 2010
Norway's latest dance-pop export has songs so catchy, they don't even feel they need to re-record their tracks in English to appeal to US listeners, and as this 20 Questions reveals, a love of all things Woody Allen, a penchant for stealing keyboards, and a wish to travel to Greece are just part of what drives this fascinating, delightful breaking band ...
Wednesday, April 15 2009
Despite the cold conditions and snow-filled streets, Scandinavia’s premier music festival was a warm and welcoming affair, affording time to not only see some top notch music, but also explore Oslo as well.
Thursday, April 2 2009
Where else in the world can one find a town called Hell, a German U-Boat-turned-bowling alley, and Vinmonopolet, government-run wine and liquor stores?