International Noise Conspiracy
Live At Oslo Jazz FestivalAlternative Tentacles
VIRUS 374 CD
Originally released by Swedish jazz imprint Moserobie in 2003, this live album features a special one-time performance of Swedish political punk band THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY in collaboration with noted jazz musicians Jonas Kullhammar and Sven-Erik Dahlberg. Live In Oslo features songs from T(I)NC's first two albums on Epitaph, Survival Sickness and A New Morning, Changing Weather, transformed into more dreamy arrangements. While retaining the T(I)NC-ness of the original material, the band with their guest musicians improvise freely for some spaced-out jams. The fact that Dahlberg and Kullhammar, a five-time Swedish Grammy nominee, are accomplished jazz musicians is an icing on the cake of this surprise party. Reminiscent of political Dutch band THE EX's collaboration with avant garde cellist Tom Cora in the early 1990s, Live In Oslo demonstrates T(I)NC's willingness to take risks and collaborate with musicians practicing different genres to expand their sound successfully. Live In Oslo has never been available commercially in North America and is highly sought after by the bands large fan-base, making this the missing album in T(I)NC's catalog. Alternative Tentacles is proud to bring this album stateside, revealing a whole new facet to a familiar band with an established sound.