Man Under Train Situation
Originally released in 2008. Sudden death under a railway car seemingly ties this album together as the 9 titles make a journey between underground stations across the globe. Rehab's debut album is solidly based on the crafted playing from the two protagonists John Hegre (guitar and electronics) and Bjørnar Habestad (guitar and electronics). Flutes and guitars fuse into a mayhem of electronics, manipulations and studio wizardry. Tight and stringent in its form and surprisingly lyric at times, Man Under Train Situation is almost gentle, seconds before it unleashes its storm of noise. Definitely performed and improvised, but also transformed, composed and rebuilt, the album bridges gaps between the instrumentalism of improv and the joyous harshness of noise. Using all the tools in the trade, relentlessly pursuing the right sound, Rehab has put together a rare album containing subtleties inspired by electro-acoustic music as well as the delicate art of real-time musicianship.