HEAD OVER TO THE SOFA PAGE FOR CD AND VINYL:
"Strongly recommended for fans of experimental electronica, minimalism, and new sounds in general."
— Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
"This is an extremely likeable experimental work with a generally soft and calm tone, but a few surprises."
— Stuart Bruce, Chain D.L.K.
"It’s refreshing to listen to such a layered montage technique that risks everything in the quest to bring the new."
— TJ Norris, Toneshift.net
"This is some wonderful strange music and I love it."
Streifenjunko has taken a shift towards electronic sounds. Their previous albums "No Longer Burning" (SOFA 2009) and "Sval Torv" (SOFA 2012) was remarkable in the magnificent sound achieved only with a saxophone and trumpet. With the seemingly endless possibilities of electronic instruments their strategy of finding simple tasks has been put to the test, and in the making of this album Streifenjunko was put back to the starting position to re-discover their focus and recognisable simplicity. The result is music with sharp edges and sudden changes, crude starting and stopping. The engine of the music is the interlocking of slow moving streams. Some of the electronics are self generating for Espen and Eivind to follow, and the different sounds and layers are multiplexed using starting and stopping signals. To play is simply to follow the signals, like driving.
Sofa is extremely proud to present this landmark record of collective music making. It is presented with a beautiful artwork by video artist Kjell Bjørgeengen.
Order CD and vinyl from the Sofa homepage: www.sofamusic.no/album/driving
released November 2, 2018
Eivind Lønning: trumpet, percussion, electronics
Espen Reinertsen: saxophone, recorder, electronics
Composed and produced by Streifenjunko
Recorded at Athletic Sound in Halden by Dag Erik Johansen and Kai Andersen January 13-14 2018
Cover art: Kjell Bjørgeengen
Design: Rutger Zuydervelt
Mixed by Espen Reinertsen
Mastered by Rashad Becker
Executive producer: Kim Myhr
Thanks Kim, Martin and Ingar at Sofa, Kjell, Rutger, Rashad, Dag Erik and Kai at Athletic Sound, Luca Vitali.
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