Spacemonkey The Karman Line Vinyl LP 2014
Chopping Wood In My Brand New Moon Boots
Blue Baboon And Carpenter
Meanwhile In A Galaxy Far Away
Long Distance Call
sPacemoNkey is the duo project of pianist Morten Qvenild and drummer Gard Nilssen. They enjoyed collaborating in Mathias Eick's band so much that they decided to play together as a duo. This 180g vinyl edition is limited to only 500 copies Worldwide and comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve.
During the past 10-15 years, Morten Qvenild has been one of the most creative, ground-breaking and innovative musicians in Norway. He has participated in bands including In the Country, Shining, Jaga Jazzist, Trinity, and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra. Gard Nilssen is one of the most active and highly sought-after drummers in Norway, having played with Bushman's Revenge, Astro Sonic, Puma, the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Susanne Sundfør's band.
"I find the duo format extremely appealing, and have worked quite a bit together with singers. Working with a drummer gives me a wide scope and a lot of freedom to take the music in a number of different directions", says Qvenild. And he is taking advantage of this freedom with a vengeance on the entirely improvised 'The Karman Line'. This is spacey, stimulating and lovely music, full of surprises and which explores new soundscapes.
Personnel: Morten Qvenild (hyperpiano, electronics, programming), Gard Nilssen (drums, gongs, bells, vibraphone, electronics), Jørgen Træen (modular synthesizer- track 3)