Elephant9

Walk the Nile

by Ron Hart

15 June 2010

 
cover art

Elephant9

Walk the Nile

(Rune Grammofon)
US: 30 Mar 2010
UK: Import

As a member of the Norwegian ambient group Supersilent, keyboardist Ståle Storløkken pushes the boundaries of quiet with sinister skill. But playing alongside drummer Torstein Lofthus and bassist Nikolai Eilertsen, Storløkken plugs in his Hammond and just kills it the way John Medeski did on The Dropper, only the end results yield as much Jon Lord (Deep Purple) as they do Keith Jarrett circa Live-Evil. This is seriously heavy organ trio shit that any fan of good instrumental bump music should recognize. Walk the Nile is 21st century Viking jazz at its finest.

Walk the Nile

Rating:

//related
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.


//comments
//Mixed media

//Blogs

"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

READ the article