The Thing on a break

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The Thing has announced: 

photo by Rune Mortensen

“Dear friends. 
After some considerations The Thing wants to announce to take a break. Change is in the air and change is the only certain thing in life. 
Right now we don’t know what the future of the band will bring but let us celebrate the past 20 years of joy and holy madness together. 
Life and music will go on!”


Mats, Paal and Ingebrigt stay active as ever – feel free to contact me about the following projects:Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love on tour with David Murray, Mats Gustafsson with Fire!, Fire! Orchestra, THE END and Anguish – to name a few, Paal Nilssen-Love with Large Unit and New Brazilian Funk, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten with Atomic.

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Anguish

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Mats Gustafsson is involved in yet another new project: Anguish. This powerhouse, inter-generational group brings together an unlikely gathering of members of the New Jersey-based experimental hip-hop group Dälek (electronic musician and vocalist Will Brooks, guitarist-keyboardist Mike Mare), the Swedish free jazz group Fire! (tenor saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, drummer Andreas Werliin) and the classic ‘70s German krautrock band Faust (keyboardist and 68-year-old founding member Hans Joachim Irmler).
Debut album on RareNoiseRecords. From the press release: “Anguish stands as a hard-hitting manifesto for the next evolution in the hip-hop legacy. The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future.”
Some availability June/July/August, 2019 – or one-offs.
(Booking in collaboration with Etienne Tippex)
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Hedvig Mollestad Trio

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New on the roster: Hedvig Mollestad Trio from Norway.
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen guitar, Ellen Brekken bass, Ivar Loe Bjørnstad drums.
The band’s eclectic mix of influences ranges from Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix to John Coltrane and contemporary jazz and metal music. Whether your heart lies with the jazz stuff or you like the heavy beats of good ol’ rock’n’roll, the trio has become a live favorite.
On tour in Europe summer and early fall 2019.

 

The Thing AGAIN

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New studio album The Thing AGAIN released May 16, 2018, on The Thing Records / Trost

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THE END

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Sofia Jernberg – voice
Kjetil Møster – sax & electronics
Mats Gustafsson – sax & electronics
Anders Hana – guitar & drums

Greg Saunier – drums
THE END IS HERE?

THE END of experimental music as we know it?
THE END IS HERE!
 
A brand NEW group of experimental music will see the light in 2018!
 THE END

The members have been working with many essential groups within the contemporary creative music scene of today: Deerhoof, Møster!, The Thing, Fire! & Fire! Orchestra, Nervous Cop, Ultralyd, MoHa!, Paavo, Datarock, The Core, Noxagt, NU- ensemble, Brutal Blues and many others.
 
THE END is an attempt to use all these experiences and melt them together into something new and creative. Something of deeper poetic beauty and harsh brutality. Industrial Grindcore Free Jazz meets Sing & Noise Hardcore Esthetics!
THE END means the sensational return of Anders Hana on guitar, after years of only playing intense Grindcore drums.
THE END means the first serious meeting of the two Scandinavian innovative saxophone free blowers Møster and Gustafsson.
THE END means the presentation of the extreme voice of Sofia Jernberg in a totally new context surrounded by extreme electronics and drums! 

THE END means the first ever Scandinavian based group of legendary Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier!
THE END means THE END
THE END will create new perspectives of contemporary experimental music – where elements of noise, melodies and layers of extreme energy can interact with the different backgrounds and experiences of the musicians and their work in genres like Free Jazz, Noise, Alternative Rock, Free Improvised Music, Contemporary Music, Opera, Grindcore, Jazz and related activities!
Expect ENERGY Expect BEAUTY
THE END will play their first concerts in January 2018, followed by a studio recording in Bergen, Norway for the UK based label RareNoise Recordings. https://www.rarenoiserecords.com/
On tour December 4-9, 2018
EVERYTHING comes to an END.
THE END!
THE END IS HERE!

 

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