Elephant9: Walk the Nile

[15 June 2010]

By Ron Hart

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.

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