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“… a taste of a next-generation Norwegian free-jazz-injected artistry, sounding good, deep and true, and against the grain of more commercial concepts. There is hope for artful jazz yet.”
Downbeat – Josef Woodard

Moskus, nominated for two Spellemannspris (Norwegian Grammy), have presented a number of club and festival concerts in Norway and abroad since their critically acclaimed debut album “Salmesykkel” was released. The band, consisting of pianist Anja Lauvdal, bass player Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson and drummer Hans Hulbækmo, have been acclaimed as one of the most exciting young groups in Norway.

Moskus combine a personal and mature form of expression, more commonly found among far older musicians, with youthful energy and unprejudiced openness. The band are very dynamic, and alternate effortlessly between uninhibited playfulness and introspective seriousness, between distinctive improvisation and composed tunes.

In the Guardian, John Fordham called Moskus “Norway’s latest young cult-status candidates”, and a review in the British jazz website The Jazz Mann refers to “Salmesykkel” as “… a remarkably mature recording, nothing sounds forced or hurried as the young trio develop their ideas at their own pace”.

On their eagerly awaited second album, “Mestertyven” (“The Master Thief”), the trio are taking a giant step in a new direction. On their new album Moskus are fearless, intuitive and ingenious – a bit like most master thieves.

Moskus are:
Anja Lauvdal – piano
Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson – double bass
Hans Hulbækmo – drums

Discography:
Salmesykkel – 2012
Mestertyven – 2014

Read about the releases here.

Visit our record label Hubro’s web pages for more info & reviews of Salmesykkel and Mestertyven.

(Norwegian biography here.)

Moskus Biografi (norsk)

“… a taste of a next-generation Norwegian free-jazz-injected artistry, sounding good, deep and true, and against the grain of more commercial concepts. There is hope for artful jazz yet.”
Downbeat – Josef Woodard

Spellemannsnominerte Moskus har etter utgivelsen av det kritikerroste debutalbumet “Salmesykkel” spilt en mengde klubb- og festivalkonserter i inn- og utland. Bandet blir trukket fram som et av de mest spennende unge gruppene i Norge.

Moskus kombinerer et personlig og modent uttrykk man vanligvis finner hos langt eldre musikere med ungdommelig energi og fordomsfri åpenhet. De er et veldig dynamisk band, som veksler helt uanstrengt mellom utagerende lek og innoversøkende alvor, mellom egenartet improvisasjon og komponerte låter.

John Fordham i The Guardian kalte Moskus ”Norway’s latest young cult-status candidates”, og det britiske jazznettstedet The Jazz Mann trekker i sin anmeldelse frem ”Salmesykkel” som ”A remarkably mature recording, nothing sounds forced or hurried as the young trio develop their ideas at their own pace”.

På det etterlengtede oppfølgeralbumet “Mestertyven”, som slippes i april, tar trioen store steg i ny retning. Moskus er på sitt nye album uredde, instinktive og finurlige – litt som mestertyver flest.  

Moskus er:
Anja Lauvdal – piano
Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson – dobbel bass
Hans Hulbækmo – trommer

Discography:
Salmesykkel – 2012
Mestertyven – 2014

Les om utgivelsene her.

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