Gird your loins! Torg present kost/elak/gnäll, their uncompromising Jazzland Recordings debut (released September 2nd 2015).
The group explores an unbridled mix of micromodular minimalism, desynchronized repetition, fractional maximalism, melodic deconstruction, variable repetition, and semi-thematic repetition and extrapolation: their findings are moody, atmospheric, unsettling, good-humoured, menacing, ominous, jovial, and above all, original. Moments of pop merge with abstract jazz, classical art music structures fleet past as snatches of repetitive motifs fade and decay to be replaced by something altogether different and indefinable. The music never sits still, restlessly venturing forwards.
Led by pianist Johan Lindvall, Torg consists of some of the finest emerging talent on the Norwegian music scene, with members of the original Torg (founded in 2012) alongside members taken from Pests, Monkey Plot, Karokh and Ich Nin N!ntendo.
The album was recorded in August 2014, produced by Bugge Wesseltoft, and mixed and mastered by Ulf Holand.