Selvhenter draw their influence from everywhere they've been - free jazz, noise, punk, heavy metal, field recordings from the local recycling centre - it's all there to see. Their live performance at OTO sloshes in New Age and drone jazz in too, creating hypnotic rhythms you don't even realise you've started dancing to. In your face and a bit bonkey-tonks, make sure to turn this one up.
Anja Jacobsen / drums
Jaleh Negari / drums, vocals
Maria Bertel / trombone
Maria Diekmann / violin
Sonja Labianca / saxophone
Recorded live at Cafe OTO on Friday 12th June 2015 by James Dunn. Mixed by John Chantler. Mastered by Rupert Clervaux.
Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC.
Selvhenter are part of the art collective eget værelse and have already been active for seven years, performing with influential outfits like the Swedish-Norwegian trio The Thing and Japanese drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki’s Orquesta Libre.
Selvhenter honed a sound all its own - an uncompromising, boundless energetic one that blends the aesthetics of experimental rock, the sophistication of improvised free jazz and the aggressiveness of punk, noise and metal, all performed with passion and humor, sometimes even as music fit for dancing.