Friday, March 15, 2013

Hedvig Mollestad Trio "All Of Them Witches"

Country: Norway
Sub Genre: Jazz-Rock/Fusion
Label: Rune Grammofon
Release date: March 15, 2013
  1. Sing, goddess
  2. The rex
  3. Lake acid
  4. Achilles
  5. The new judas
  6. Code of hammurabi
  7. Indian driving
  8. Shawshank
  9. Ghrá rúnda
  10. Kathmandu
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen - guitar
Ivar Loe Bjørnstad - drums
Ellen Brekken - bass

Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen is a guitar heroine for our times. She first picked up her mother’s nylon-strung acoustic guitar at the age of ten and as an exploratory teenager she dug deep into her father’s jazz and rock record collection. Then she was given an electric guitar and amplifier as a confirmation present, and never looked back. But there’s nothing pious about her music. Her molten, overdriven guitar sound is forged in the same fiery furnace as Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, then plunged into a steaming vat of free jazz in the Sonny Sharrock/Fred Frith mould. In tracks like “The Rex” and “Lake Acid”, you’ll hear the megalithic riffology of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” and “Rock’n’Roll”, but with an agility and intensity peculiar to the dark Northern regions where she and her bandmates were raised. “All Of Them Witches” follows the Trio’s previous Rune Grammofon release, “Shoot!” (2011) and, like labelmates Elephant9 and Grand General, represent a thrilling new progressive wave of Norwegian avant rock/free metal energy.

Sing, goddess
Lake acid 


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