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Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell): IAPOE [VINYL] (Clean Feed)

Inspired by European improvisation, 60's NY-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven, the Norwegian collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell, merge rhythmic and melodic realms, adding stretches of noise and non-idiomatic sounds, in fast-paced, highly-energetic, and highly-informed performances.
 

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Henrik Pultz Melbye-tenor saxophone

Ole Mofjell-drums


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UPC: 5609063104912

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF491LP
Squidco Product Code: 26501

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: LP
Recorded in Vanlose, September 2017, by Bjorn Gjessing.

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"The drum and sax duo, Heaven, is the collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell. Heaven's fast, highly energetic performances, combine influence from old and new-school free jazz, as the foundation for their innovative sound. Inspired by European improvisation, 60's New York-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven fearlessly ventures between rhythmic and melodic realms, to stretches of noise and non-idiomatic sounds.

Committed to discovery, Pultz Melbye and Mofjell reimagine the possibilities of the iconic drum/sax pairing, while acknowledging the legends of the past. On September 21st the duo will release their debut album "IAPOE" on Clean Feed Records.

Norwegian drummer, Ole Mofjell is known for his fast paced, dynamic playing and has performed with an international roster of musicians including Laura Toxværd, Thurston Moore and Tobias Delius. He is a sought after drummer playing in all kinds of different settings including the successful singer Natalie Sandtorv's band.

Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye has toured Europe extensively, with his avant- garde-rock band SVIN, and with his experimental solo projects. Henrik's approach to his instruments is one of constant exploration, unfolding an agile, curious, and unique sonic language. His record releases reflect a diverse approach to composition and performance, and an insatiable desire to articulate his voice across genres."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

"Henrik Pultz Melbye - saxophone/clarinet/composer. Born 1986 in Ribe, Denmark now based in Copenhagen.

In 2011 he Graduated from The Academy of Music in Esbjerg with a Master in Music. In August of 2017 he will continue studies at the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme at the Rythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

In 2009 he moved to Copenhagen where he has been based since and has established himself as one of the very interesting musicians on the scene for improvised and experimental music with a personal sound and unique ideas. Since 2008 he's co-lead the avantgarde rock group SVIN, which has released 4 albums and was in 2012 nominated as New Jazz Artist of the year at the Danish Music Awards Jazz and played at Roskilde Festival in 2017. In 2016 he was again nominated New Jazz Artist of the Year with Henrik Pultz Melbye Trio which was also his debut album as a leader. The same album received several great reviews and was chosen as one of 10 best albums of the year by danish jazz critic, Niels Overgård and his blog Jazznyt. Besides these bands he is also active with the collective improvisational quartet The Hum, a baritone saxophone duo playing original compositions and his solo project where he focuses on playing acoustic saxophone.

He has worked and played alongside some of the most interesting musicians such as Kasper Tranberg, Kresten Osgood, Jesper Zeuthen, Laura Toxværd, Jacob Anderskov, Adam Rudolph and Bon Iver."

-Henrik Pultz Melbye Website (http://www.henrikpultzmelbye.com/about/)
2/21/2024

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"Ole Mofjell (born 11 July 1990 in Søgne, Norway) is a Norwegian drummer known from bands like Brute Force and COKKO, married July 29, 2016, to singer Natalie Sandtorv.

When given a sharp drum for his sixth birthday by his father, Mofjell started his drumming career. He got his formal music education on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium.

Mofjell resided in Berlin until he moved to Copenhagen in 2015. He performed on scenes throughout Europe with projects like the quartet 'Brute Force' with a current self-titled album (2014) and the duo 'Not On The Guest List', together with his cohabitant girlfriend Natalie Sandtorv. He is also active in other projects like 'One Out Of Town' and the duo 'Tysk Impro' with trumpeter Erik Kimestad Pedersen, in addition to the release of his debut solo album (2015)."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Mofjell)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Is Heaven 6:44

2. A Heaven 6:24

3. Place Heaven 4:15

SIDE B



1. On Heaven 15:01

2. Earth Heaven 5:23

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