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ARTIST
TITLE
Pohlitz
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
RCD 2051CD RCD 2051CD
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RELEASE DATE
1/24/2006

This is the first solo release from Thomas Strønen who is founder and leader of the Norwegian/British band Food. Strønen has since long established himself as much more than a traditional drummer, but also as a composer of percussion and electronics, as well as an active contributor to other major projects including the Humcrush duo with Supersilent keyboardist Ståle Storløkken, the Maria Kannegaard Trio and Parish, the quartet he leads with ace Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson. Strønen has also worked with trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, the Cikada String quartet and singer Silje Nergaard. Pohlitz marks the 30th release Strønen has appeared on, and the eight tracks show a mature writer and arranger, the music sharing some possible references with minimalists such as Steve Reich, traditional gamelan music as well as fellow Norwegian Arne Nordheim's classic electronic exercises. From jazz, to improv, to electronics, each detail and melodic element is an important part of the whole picture. Thomas Strønen has already done several solo live shows under the Pohlitz name and will continue to do so in the future, all the music being played and processed live in real-time.