A Closer Listen Reviews

Source: A Closer Listen.

LCNL 074: R_Puke’s Carboniferou [mix]
Watch Repair ~ The Polarities
Deison ~ Any Time Now
Midori Hirano ~ Minor Planet
Bruno Bavota ~ Out of the Blue
Resina ~ Resina
New Label: Unifactor Tapes

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Hedvig Mollestad Profiled

Source: Chicago Reader.

I began considering the music of ferocious Norwegian guitarist Hedvig Mollestad, whose aggressive instrumental trio evokes Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, and the earliest work of fellow Norwegian Terje Rypdal. It’s heavy shit, but woven into the massive distorted riffs and stomping grooves is some serious improvisation.