Saturday, January 29, 2011

Puma - Half Nelson Courtship

Label: Rune Grammofon
Released: 2010
Style: Post Rock, Free Improvisation

'”Half Nelson Courtship” is the third album and the first on Rune Grammofon from this young trio who musically started out as the younger cousins of Supersilent. The new album shows a group with a stronger identity, clearer focus, more mature and fully developed musical ideas and directions. It´s actually not so easy to compare them to anyone, but certain aspects of the 1973 period King Crimson concert improvisations wouldn´t be too far off the mark. But Puma is first and formeost a contemporary and progressive unit making their own path on the ever growing Norwegian experimental scene mixing improvistaion, jazz, electronics and free rock.
Puma is Øystein Moen (synthesizers and electronics), Stian Westerhus (guitar and electronics) and Gard Nilssen (drums). Recorded and mixed by Jørgen Træen." - Label


1 Bison Woven (4:02)
2 Half Nelson Courtship (10:09)
3 Last Waltz (6:21)
4 M.E.O.W. (4:14)
5 Gaberdine Lingerie (0:57)
6 Innamorati Osculati (6:14)
7 Knitstep (3:25)
8 East West Horizontal March (3:00)
9 Hachioji Silk Blues (4:07)

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