LIVE STREAM:

Avlyst: Stian Westerhus

Time, date & age restrictions 19:30 20+
Tickets 150,—

Denne konserten er dessverre avlyst. We’re sorry to inform that this concert is cancelled.

 

(English below)

To dager etter at coronaen stengte ned hele landet slapp Stian Westerhus sitt splitter nye album. Tittelen ‘Redundance’ oversetter man til noe slik som overflødig. “The attribute of being superfluous and unneeded” forteller ordboken oss, noe som skulle vise seg å være dundrende feil i disse tider. Fraværet av livemusikk skulle vise seg å gjøre oss mer sulteforet enn noensinne. Musikk er kanskje det viktigste overflødighetshornet vi har.

Det er dermed med stolthet og glede vi nå har gleden av å presentere Stian Westerhus sin eneste konsert i overskuelig fremtid. Live fra BLÅ, 15. mai.

‘Redundance’ (House Of Mythology, 2020) tar steget ned fra det forrige albumet ‘Amputation’ fra 2016. Denne gang blir vi servert et langt mer nedstrippet og og råere uttrykk pakket inn noe som nesten kan kan kalles konvensjonelle låtstrukturer. Vi har i alle år snakket om Westerhus og hans særs kapable gitarfikling, og det får vi så til gangs føle på denne gangen også, men på ‘Redundance’ så skal mye av æren tilskrives VOKALISTEN Westerhus. Som Joe Banks skriver i liner notes-ene som følger med albumet, så er det et slør av avant-rock ala Nick Cave, Scott Walker og David Bowie her. Det er ikke helt skrudd å plusse Stian Westerhus på den listen.

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Two days after Covid-19 hit with a vengence upon Norway and forced venues into a lockdown, Stian Westerhus was supposed to perform at BLÅ presenting his new album ‘Redundance’.
The dictionary tells us Redundance means “The attribute of being superfluous and unneeded”, something that is oppsite of what music has become two months later. Never before has the craving for live music been so imminent. And because of this, we’re immensely proud of announcing Stian Westerhus’ only concert in the foreseeable future – livestreamed from BLÅ on the 15th of May.

To cite the beautiful line notes by Joe Banks:
IF STIAN WESTERHUS’s previous album Amputation sounded like a corporeal attack, a war being waged between voice and music, Redundance is the (relative) calm after the storm. That’s not to say it’s any less vital or engaged – just that a détente has been reached, the debris of conflict stripped back. Westerhus’s remarkable vocals are more upfront than ever – naked, raw and achingly melodic .– while the instrumentation serves the songs rather than threatening to overwhelm them.

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Redundance is a mesmerising cry of defiance, a cathartic throwing off of destiny. Westerhus shares the same singularity of vision, commitment to boundarypushing and talent for avant-rock ear-wormery as artists such as Nick Cave, Scott Walker and David Bowie. On the strength of this album, it doesn’t feel hyperbolic to include him in such exalted company.

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