Chrome Hill - The Explorer

SKU CF 471
Asbjørn Lerheim baritone guitar
Atle Nymo tenor saxophone
Torstein Lofthus drums
Roger Arntzen double bass

"That’s not news now: Scandinavian jazz is in love with Americana, importing aspects of Country & Western and Appalachian folk, and even using its instruments, in projects gradually difficult to categorise. Each project still individually unique, and like their fellow countrymen Huntsville, who mixes banjo and pedal steel guitar with Indian tabla machine and shruti boxes, Chrome Hill uses the typical sound of the surf guitar style of bands like The Surfaris, The Mermen, Eddie & the Showmen or The Ventures, with lots of reverb and tremolo. A kind of sound treatment you also wouldn’t expect from a combo profoundly influenced by Texan-Mexican rock done such brilliantly, like this one lead by Asbjørn Lerheim on baritone guitar. Lerheim is not alien to this kind of mixes: he is an important contributor to Lisa Dillan’s Quiet Quiet Project, with its reformulation of Elvis Presley’s songs. After four Chrome Hill albums (two of them under the name Damp), the saxophone was played by Shining leader Jørgen Munkeby. Atle Nymo (the same of Motif and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra) is now pointing out a new direction, giving a more melodic character to the music. He is the needed contrast to the dense and dirty rhythmic support given by In the Country bassist Roger Arntzen and Elephant9 drummer Torstein Lofthus and to the profound, earthy guitar work developed by Lerheim. You’ll get addicted."
  • LabelClean Feed
  • UPC5609063004717
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