Raus Aus Stavanger
MoHa! is the latest Rune Grammofon signing and, after a series of highly-sought after CD-Rs, this is the Norwegian duo's first proper full-length release. Comprised of guitarist Anders Hana and percussionist Morten Olsen, this is the absolute in improv/guitar/electronics violence. Hana and Olsen have played together since 1999, in duo or in collaboration with Andrew D'Angelo/Morthana, Ultralyd, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Phô, John Hegre, Ingebrigt H. Flaten, Maja Ratkje, Pål Jackman and Per Zanussi. In addition, they are members of the N-Collective, and apart have participated in musical acts such as Noxagt, Thomas Dybdahl & TGOS, Jaga Jazzist, M/N/O/G and Office-R(6). Both have played with greats such as Paal Nilssen-Love, Steve Lacy, Axel Dörner, Mats Gustafsson, Lasse Marhaug, Fred Frith, Trevor Dunn and Arve Henriksen. Raus Aus Stavanger displays the best of the duo's most recent output, with noise-based rock textures, good old cheap contact microphones, screeing guitar and ear-battering, processed drums. This release was recorded in analogue heaven Athletic Sound, home of great sounding releases from Supersilent and Scorch Trio. And if pushed to find references, it's probably these two acts MoHa! have most in common with. Everything was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs, showing two young musicians playing at a very high level of control, communication and creative power.