"Named after a dangerously hot chilli sauce, this young Norwegian power trio seeks to combine a jazz/improv rhythm section with a balls-to-the-floor rock guitarist to create an all-out free-rock-fusion that bursts through the door opened by label-mates Scorch Trio - and it succeeds brilliantly. If anything, there..s less fusion in the mix, and a lot more metal, with the trio switching from free-form meltdown to bone-crunshing Black Sabbath riffage with frightening precision. Hermansen..s guitar seems to encapsulate rock history, touching on everything from Henrdix..s feedback bliss-outs through Eddie Van Halen..s fretboard acrobatics, right up to the straight-faced histrionics of Acid Mothers Temple..s Kawabata Makoto. But it..s the supremely lithe and powerful bass/drum partnership that helps it achieve lift off; "No Sleep Till Hemmerfest" slips deliriously into an extended bout of ecstatic on-the-ride swing, like Elvin Jones backing Jeff Beck; and "King Of Hello" coalesces on a monumentally funky power riff that will have you headed for the chiropractor in the morning. Insanely good. "
Jazzwise (UK) abut Bushman's Revenge - Jitterbug - out now on Rune Grammofon.
Even Helte Hermansen -Guitar Rune Nergaard -Bass Gard Nilssen -Drums
Performing midnight, Friday 23rd of july at Kulturhuset.