The second release of POING (Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, sax; Frode Haltli, accordion; Håkon Thelin, double bass) presents a wide range of styles in international contemporary music:

Japanese Sachiyo Tsurumi’s multi-tonal and manga-naive piece ‘Sushiya 007’; Icelandic hardcore minimalism in Áki Ásgeirsson’s ‘435271’; noisy electronic music inspired by Xenakis in Jexper Holmen’s ‘Tension III: DISEMBARRASS’; lyrical and nostalgic atmospheres in Lars Petter Hagen’s ‘Kronologi’; wild absurdities in Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje’s “Rondo-Bastard-Ouverture-Explotion” – an exploded opera overture that never was heard, as well as a ‘No Title Tango and Milonga’ from the same composer and same opera.

Release details:

Jazzaway Records 2006


Rolf-Erik Nystrøm – alto and sopranino saxophone
Frode Haltli – accordion
Håkon Thelin – double bass

Recorded by Audun Strype at The Rock, Oslo 2005
Produced by Trond Reinholdsen and POING

1. Sachiyo Tsurumi (JP): Sushiya 009 (2003) 10:28
2. Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (NO): Rondo-Bastard-Ouverture-Explotion (2004) 17:22
3. Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (NO): No title Tango and Milonga (2003) 5:30
4. Áki Ásgeirsson (IS): 435271 (2002) 9:34
5. Jexper Holmen (DE): Tension III: Disembarrass (2002) 9:37
6. Lars Petter Hagen (NO): Kronologi (2004) 6:02
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