Artist in Residence Gard Nilssen in new super group!
The adventurous power trio Amgala Temple has been described as the encounter between "three musical powers".
Multi-instrumentalist Lars Horntveth, guitarist guitar Amund Maarud and drummer and this year's Artist In Residence, Gard Nilssen, have made a clear impression in recent Norwegian music history: Jaga Jazzist, Susanne Sundør, Todd Terje, Morudes, Bushman's Revenge, a-ha and Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity are just some of the most prominent bands the three have been involved in.
After the trio's critically acclaimed debut album "Invisible Airships" was released earlier this year, followed by a major tour, their stocks have really soared and they become a bright star in Norwegian instrumental music heaven. The band has even compared with great artists like Hendrix, Dungen, Zappa, Bombino and Miles Davis. What is nevertheless clear is that the band has a full tank and that their music has a strongly buoyant. Dagbladet has awarded the album the best Norwegian releases in 2018, and writes, "If you like music with atmosphere, surprising twists and turns, you'll just have to listen to Amgala Temple."
The club night concert with the Amgala Temple on Saturday July 20th will be a great end to Gard Nilssen's residency at Moldejazz!