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Ich B!n Nintendo (Winther / Nergaard / Johansen): Lykke (Shhpuma)

The Ich Bin Nintendo trio of Christian Skar Winther (guitar & voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (bass) and Joakim Heibo Johansen (drums) take their improvised noise music into the post-punk world with demanding and energetic music that voices it's power and exultation.

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UPC: 5609063003210

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH020CD
Squidco Product Code: 22129

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded by Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard, June-August 2015. Mixed by Karl Kladeie. Mastered by Lasse Marhaug. Produced by ICH BIN N!NTENDO.


Christian Skar Winther-guitar, vocals, lyrics

Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard-bass

Joakim Heibo Johansen-drums

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"Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (born 20 November 1989 in Tranby, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (upright bass & bass guitar), known from bands like Monkey Plot, Mummu, Ronja and Ich Bin N!ntendo.

Nergaard is a graduate of the Department of improvisation and jazz at Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (2013). His musical genres span over musical landscapes from improvised music, to rock and noise, often influenced by different kinds of world folk-music, and always trying out new approaches to create exciting new combinations.

Nergaard collaborated on the album release Ich Bin N!ntendo & Mats Gustafsson (2012) including Joakim Heib Johansen (drums) and Christian Skr Winther (guitar), featuring Mats Olof Gustafsson (baritone saxophone). Within the trio Monkey Plot including Christian Skr Winther (guitar) and Jan Martin Gismervik (drums and percussion), he released the latest album Lv Og Lette Vimpler (2013).

Mummu is a new Norwegian musical band comprised from the female duo Skrap including Anja Lauvdal (Korg MS10), Heida Karine Johannesdottir Mobeck (tuba), and the male trio Ich Bin N!ntendo, including Christian Skr Winther (guitar) and Joakim Heib Johansen (drums)."

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track listing:

1. Body 5:18

2. Hyper Sensitive 4:42

3. Growth 4:08

4. Looks 6:51

5. Planes Are at Least Honest 5:53

6. Social Asphalts 4:28
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"They're announcing it on their Facebook page: the new album by the Norwish band Ich Bin Nintendo is different from everything they've done until quite recently. How's that? Well, instead of the devastating noise music played by Christian Skår Winther, Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard and Joakim Heibø Johansen since their first recording in 2012, with the particularity to include as guest the "free the jazz" saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, what now dominates is post punk.

Yes, in certain moments there's a structural collapse, because of an ever-present experimental compulsion, but that's it: they embraced a form. In the place of the explosive jamming they used to prefer, now we have songs. The improvising process remains the same, but the song format is new. It's not a surprise that these guys played in an event called Death Jazz. If such a musical tendency really exists, this is it.

What also survives is the energy. And with other kind of discharge: after four years of work, the group is happy about not having been sued by the videogames corporation Nintendo. The theft of the name remained unpunished, and that's great, because it defines the cultural context in which the project was born and belongs to. Even when the beat gets a little bit lighter, all the tracks of this record are excessive and crazy. We only want to jump and scream, not of rage, but because of the good vibes always emanating.

This is not anymore a power trio, combining the classical line-up of a guitar, a bass and a drumset. That's for kids, people. What we find here is something else, and gigantic."-Shhpuma

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