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Bay/Oslo Mirror Trio / Bay/Oslo Mirror Trio
Album:Bay/Oslo Mirror Trio Collection:General
Artist:Bay/Oslo Mirror Trio Added:09/2010
Label:Conrad Sound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-09-11 Pull Date:2011-11-13 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:13 Nov6 Nov30 Oct18 Sep
Airplays:1112

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 07 Nov 11:Adam
Ghost Trees
4.Fri, 16 Sep 11:awyeh
sounds
2.Sat, 05 Nov 11:Uncle Steve
European Musings
5.Wed, 14 Sep 11:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Sun, 23 Oct 11:Rev. R4D4 Leech
ThermoNuclearBar

Album Review
Robo
Reviewed 2011-08-30 
Norse noise. A six-person “trio” comprised of Norwegians in San Francisco. There are two guitarists, two string bassists and two drummers. Sometimes very subtle, reserved, ambient noise—like a ghost in the attic; other times rather chaotic like frogs or even chimps invaded the jam room. Instrumental, experimental. Remotely jazzy.

Best tracks: 03, 08

01 V1 (3:55): starts quietly; mild amp noise (later feedback), string bass bow fumbles, drum thump, a bell
02 H1 (2:48): string bass, mild whiny feedback, sizzling percussion
03 V2 (4:23): starts quietly, almost a jazz beat, string bass fumbles, guitar string noise; gets chaotic, then settles down
04 V3 (3:20): mild, but hyper-steady percussion w/ string bass; moaning guitar after about a min, which seems to upset everything very much: results in sporadic cymbal crashes, etc.
05 H2 (2:11): cellophane being unwrapped
06 H3 (4:10): someone vacuuming upstairs while an alarm clock is ringing…and, oh, maybe a UFO hovers outside
07 V/H1 (3:12): a frog on a snare, a goose, handfuls of utensils
08 V/H2 (4:03): boomy bass, spastic/clunky percussion (cymbals, woodblocks), minor guitar feedback & other wonkiness
09 V4 (3:51): clockworks gone haywire; hot guitar feedback at 2 mins
10 H4 (3:34): crunchy noises, zipper-like noises, a bouncing ball on a snare, a 5-year-old bowing a bass, a mechanical man, a bell
11 V5 (9:38): very quiet w/ an odd noise now & again accompanied by bells, tom-tom, skronky guitar, mild feedback, scratchy noises, crunchy noises, later cymbals…really too quiet for radio

Track Listing
1.V1 6.H3
2.H1 7.V/H1
3.V2 8.V/H2
4.V3 9.V4
5.H2 10.H4
 11.V5