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Friday, February 14, 2014

Krokofant "Krokofant"


Country: Norway
Sub Genre: Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelRune Grammofon
Release date: February 14, 2014
Tracklist
  1. Polyfant
  2. Supermann
  3. Bodega
  4. Thispair
  5. EJS
  6. Castaway
Line-up
Tom Hasslan - guitars
Axel Skalstad - drums
Jørgen Mathisen - saxophone

Description/Reviews
This young, semi-improvising power trio typify a new and invigorating movement currently sweeping across the Nordic region: hard boiled improvisation and strong instrumental personalities bolted onto rock beats and driving rhythms. Live, Krokofant pull no punches, sounding off like some unholy three-way marriage of early 70s jazz rock (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Terje Rypdal, Ray Russell), the sprawling progressive odysseys of King Crimson and Henry Cow, and the fierce heat of Peter Brötzmann’s harsh free jazz ensembles. They ally a strong discipline (check the precision riffing of the intro to ‘Supermann’) with wide, exploratory arcs (the closing, balladic epic, ‘Castaway’). Tom’s agile guitar and Jørgen’s snaking sax are always fighting to break out, just held in check by Axel’s tough, rhythmic tumble (which gets almost funky on ‘Bodega’). 

Media/Samples 
Bodega

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