Humcrush - Hornswoggle
"The second album from the duo that is Thomas Strønen and Ståle Storløkken, now simply calling themselves Humcrush, after the title of their debut from 2004. While that had a focus on rhythm and abstract grooves, this is a more varied, subtle and somehow eclectic output. Thomas Strønen has studied music and composition. He is a regular member of several bands, most notably Food, Maria Kannegaard Trio and Parish, the quartet led by Swedish ace pianist Bobo Stenson. Having appeared on 30 records, he released his first solo album Pohlitz earlier this year. Ståle Storløkken is a founding member of Supersilent, Terje Rypdal's Skywards, Bol and jazzrock quartet Cucumber but was first noticed with freeform trio Veslefrekk with fellow Supersilent members Arve Henriksen and Jarle Vespestad. This group was formed as a result of meeting at the "jazz academy" in Trondheim, an important breeding ground for a whole generation of young players in Norway. Storløkken is probably the most interesting and adventurous electric keyboard player operating on the Norwegian scene at the moment. Ståle Storløkken: keyboards, Thomas Strønen: drums and live electronics."