Artist in Residence Gard Nilssen's new supergroup!
The adventurous power trio, Amgala Temple, has been described as the encounter between three musical powers.
Multi-instrumentalist Lars Horntveth, guitarist Amund Maarud and drummer – and this year's Artist In Residence – Gard Nilssen, have made a clear impact 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 in November last year, they followed up with a major tour – their stocks have really soared and they've become a bright star in the Norwegian instrumental music heaven. The band has even been compared to great artists like Jimi Hendrix, Dungen, Frank Zappa, Bombino and Miles Davis. What's clear is that the band nevertheless has a full tank and that their music is strongly buoyant. Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, mentioned the album among 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. See you there!