New album out from the artist athana, in a virtual, surreal world of music, where groove, color, surprise and dynamics, is important elements. This is the follow-up cd, to the criticly aclaimed album ”Dandy Lines and Nevergreens” from 2005, which received raving reviews, both in Norway, and abroad. (Not to mention heavy magazines like: Guitar Player/Future Music/Vintage Guitar Mag/MM,….and so on).
The guitar is more or less used as a paintbrush. The listener will join some unexpected, uncompromised turns, and sounds, through the seven tracks. A great deal of the music is inspirered by painters(Dali/Picasso/Ridgewell/Gleeson),and artists like Gentle Giant, Weather Report, Aphex Twin…just to mention a few…. This indicates a totally unlimited, and free way of composing, as every sudden, and weired idea is beeing checked out. The source of the title, came about, when I was walking around in the corridors in an old jewish girlschool, in Berlin. Now being just for art exhibitions. Every class room had it´s own dedicated display.
All music is composed by guitarist Alf Terje Hana, and the album is produced by Arne Hovda.
Besides the regular band, which is:
Alf Terje Hana – guitar, samples
Arne Hovda – keyboards, laptop, vocal
Christian Hovda – lead vocal, perc., laptop
Nils Christian Fossdal – laptop, vocal
Øyvind Grong – bass, vocal
Bendik Andersson – drums, loops.
there´s also musicians from US/UK/S plus several from Stavanger, which contributes with their specialities. (Anders Hana/Moha/Noxagt/Ultralyd, Andrew D’Angelo/Tyft/Human Feel, Arturo Baguer/freelance NYC, Charlie Chandler, Christian Svennson/Hedningarna, Eivind Aarset/Electronique Noir/Nils Petter Molvær).