A week in May 2018. Tou Scene preprod. Concert at Folken Maijazz. The tiniest sound is recorded. Then mixed and maximized.
Jody Linscott and Gary Husband. On stage and on record for the first time together. New history written.
Once again Athana do a spectacular Production. Not unlike last time with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Stewart Copeland.
The album is within itself one document of a release. Two celebrities came to town, and made their mark. Some name-drops from the two fab guests. John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Robin Trower, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, Level 42, Soft Machine, Al Jarreau, Andy Summers, Tony Levin,The Who, Elton John, Kokomo, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend, Dido, Mike Oldfield, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, Don Henley, Bee Gees, Brian Ferry, Joan Armatrading, Robert Palmer. Paul McCartney, Nils Lofgren.
On this album Athana takes you on a journey called NuProgAdventure. The May Sessions 0518 is rooted in a rythmic post-industrial soundscape, but also with a wide palette of musicianship from
Alf Terje Hana – guitar, electronics, composer
Jody Linscott –percussion
Gary Husband – keyboards, drums
Torgeir Nes – electronics, live sampling
Øyvind Grong – bass, voice
(guests on voice: Astrid Kloster/Christian Hovda)
Athana is describing this album in keywords: psychedelica, contemporary, industrial, cinematic, surreal, abstract, ambient.