Please donate to help save PopMatters. We are moving to WordPress in January out of necessity and need your help.
Music

Bushman's Revenge: You Lost Me at Hello

Not for the weak of heart, but open-minded fans of guitar music will find a lot to admire in Even Helte Hermansen's passionate playing.


Bushman's Revenge

You Lost Me at Hello

Label: Rune Grammofon
US Release Date: 2009-03-31
UK Release Date: 2009-03-30
Website
Amazon
iTunes

Like its Rune Grammofon labelmates the Scorch Trio, the members of Norwegian outfit Bushman's Revenge combine the speed and heaviness of metal with the freedom and expressive techniques of jazz and improvised music. However, that''s about as far as the comparisons go. It's immediately obvious from the Sabbath lope and grind of Count the Holes In Your Head, the opening track to the group's second album, You Lost Me at Hello, that Bushman's Revenge falls far more squarely on the metal side of that particular equation. Nothing at all wrong with that, mind you, except when the trio crosses over to the other side and attempts some straight-up improv -- bassist Rune Nergaard and drummer Gard Nilssen don't have quite the jazz pedigree that its fellow countrymen Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love bring to the Scorch Trio -- and the limitations occasionally bubble up to the surface. But Even Helte Hermansen (a.k.a. the guy with the metal background) is a badass guitarist no matter which direction the music goes, infusing nearly every track on the album with a rare combination of passion and technical proficiency. You Lost Me at Hello is definitely not for the weak of heart, but open-minded fans of guitar music will find a lot to admire within its encoded bytes.

6

Please Donate to Help Save PopMatters

PopMatters have been informed by our current technology provider that we have to move off their service. We are moving to WordPress and a new host, but we really need your help to fund the move and further development.


Music

Film


Books


Television




© 1999-2020 PopMatters Media, Inc. All rights reserved. PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.






Features
Collapse Expand Features



Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.