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TITLE
Half Nelson Courtship
FORMAT
CD

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RCD 2098CD RCD 2098CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/13/2010

Half Nelson Courtship is the third album and the first on Rune Grammofon from this Trondheim-based trio who musically started out as the younger cousins of Supersilent. This is not the situation today, and this album shows a group with a stronger identity, a clearer focus and more mature and fully-developed musical ideas and directions. If pressed for comparisons, 1973-period King Crimson concert improvisations wouldn't be too far off the mark. But Puma is first and foremost a contemporary and progressive unit making their own path on the ever-growing Norwegian experimental scene mixing improvisation, jazz, electronics and free rock. Øystein Moen studied at the Trondheim Jazz Conservatory, a famous breeding-ground for a host of Norwegian jazz musicians over the years. Aside from Puma, he is a member of Jaga Jazzist and Norwegian pop sensation Susanne Sundfør's band, and also plays with ECM artist and trumpeter Mathias Eick. Gard Nilssen also studied at the Trondheim Jazz Conservatory and has, like so many other young Norwegian musicians, played with a number of jazz, rock and pop artists. He's currently also a member of Bushman's Revenge, Humvee, Lord Kelvin and Susanne Sundfør's band. Recorded and mixed by Jørgen Træen. Puma are: Øystein Moen (keyboards, electronics), Stian Westerhus (guitar, electronics), and Gard Nilssen (drums).