Kristoffer lo. Kristoffer Lo Explained

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Kristoffer lo

The group toured extensively this year, mostly in Norway. The album reached 16 on the Norwegian Albums Chart. The presence of the storm is fully elaborated in the 27-minute title piece. When I speak to Norwegian musician Kristoffer Lo, he has been on the promotional treadmill for weeks. The Line of Best Fit.

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The Quietus

Kristoffer lo

Their album was shortlisted by The Independent Music Companies Association for the Album of the Year Award 2016, which rewards on a yearly basis the best album released on an independent European label. Lo increased his tonal palette by adding a flugabone - a compact marching band brass instrument - to the tuba and played all night through an impressive array of amplification as a storm raged outside, with the rough weather conditions feeding back into the process in completely unexpected ways. Now I have separated the two things; bass on one instrument, treble on the other but just brass. Lo loaded up a boat full of amplifiers, instruments and recording equipment, and recorded the album live inside the lighthouse at night, when a storm was raging outside. The last piece opts for an atmospheric, ambient soundscape, building its invigorating tension with slow but methodical march-like drumming segments that gains more volume and energy as this piece reaches its climax, Highly intense experience.

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Kristoffer Lo Explained

Kristoffer lo

When I was a kid I used to play euphonium which, as you know, is a couple of steps down from a tuba but still a pretty big instrument for a child to be lugging about. So I feel your pain. Or at least that is my interpretation of it. Also I had mics on the ground, first, second and third floors. Lo uses pedal effects in order to create multi-layered, atmospheric-noisy drones.

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Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Kristoffer Lo

Kristoffer lo

But this rich texture has a hypnotic power to draw you deeper and deeper into a claustrophobic experience of being stranded, surrounded by great walls of primal sounds, locked in the middle of a total darkness and terrifying storm, until this natural storm and its musical mirroring calm down. Kristoffer Lo Birth Date: 19 February 1985 Birth Place: , Origin: Background: temporary Instrument: , flugabone, guitar, keyboards Genre: Occupation: Musician, composer Label: Gigafon Records Associated Acts: Kristoffer Lo born 19 February 1985 in , Norway is a Norwegian jazz musician tuba, flugabone, guitar, keyboards and composer. From its traditional role as the low-end in symphony orchestras and Dixieland bands, he has taken the instrument to a new direction, filling the position as the ultra low end in metal- and noise bands. The album, , was released in February 2014 and reached 1 on the Norwegian Albums Chart. The nearest city is Mandal. I really wanted to play the flute and the alto-saxophone, which are both relatively small instruments.

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Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Kristoffer Lo

Kristoffer lo

In 2010, after just six months, the duo started working on their debut album. Only 30 people could attend the gig because of the size of the building and its inaccessibility but of the lucky few, four were Highasakite fans. Which is a shame for the old folk really. He is a part of bands like Pelbo, , Microtub, Sunswitch and. He is a member of the successful art-rock group Highasakite where he doubles as a guitarist and vocalist ; he plays with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra which released last year his impressive prog-jazz opera Savages with the vocalists of Highasakite, Propeller Recordings, 2015 ; he is a member of the experimental tuba trio Microtub, and he collaborates with Järmyr in another trio, Sunswitch. The whole journey was filmed by photographer André Løyning, who initiated this project Løyning mini-documentary film is attached.

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Kristoffer Lo

Kristoffer lo

I thought the whole building was going to break apart and fall down. He travelled back to the remote structure in June 2015 to perform for a small audience. With music studies from the jazz program at the , he has slowly built up a solid reputation both in Norway and elsevere. . Kris laughs nervously when he recounts returning to the Ryvingen Lighthouse where he recorded The Black Meat - a drone album played on tuba and flugabone. . So the third has tuba, flugabone and guitar.

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Walking In The Air

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Also you have the Nidarosdomen Cathedral in Trondheim that Mayhem wanted to blow up, that has a ten second resonance time but that as well has been used for a lot of recordings. The processed sounds explore a surprising timbral spectrum of the tuba and flugabone, often sounding metallic and even tangible, as if these turbulent sounds crawl into your innermost feelings and thoughts. How difficult was it, not just for you but for André as well, to get all of the gear for the film and the recording up to the lighthouse? We had two barrows but we had three amps… huge Ampeg stacks… my tuba… so much stuff. The idea was that Andre wanted to make a film about me and he wanted to film it out there. I ended up placing the bass amps on the ground floor, guitar amps on the second floor with me sitting and playing on the third floor.

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The Quietus

Kristoffer lo

He seems glad to be able to take some time out from his duties on this score to speak about his second solo album, The Black Meat. Since Lo and Järmyr have begun working together, Järmyr has also been involved in many other left-of-center projects. I was on tour with Highasakite and Monsters And Men and suddenly realised we had a day off in Chicago. The band entered the studio with producer to record their first full-length album. It's actually a myth about how to make money on Twitter. After bonding they spent the next six months working on a debut album.

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