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Get On

Get On is a Norwegian musical collective spearheaded by Eugene Guribye, a - as time goes by - somewhat bearded scientist, musician, composer and artist with all sorts of whims. During the first half of the new millenium, Get On emerged in Bergen along side electronica artists such as Røyksopp, Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band, Barabass & The Happy Few, Ugress, The Bobby Hughes Experience and Datarock. At the time, Bergen was a vibrant scene for dance-oriented electronica, with band members participating in each other's recordings and performances on a regular basis. The group's first radio-single "Speedometer" was an excursion into Jazzy House which clearly showed the influence of the Bergen scene.

However, by the release of their debut album "Electricity" (Happy Few Records, 2003), the group were moving in another more experimental and less dance-oriented direction influenced by Squarepusher, funk and Miles Davis' electric period. The album recived critical acclaim in Europe, but luckily didn't sell more than enabling the collective to continue their hunt for sound sources at flea markets and in dumpers. Live performances at the time tended to be a different experience all-together, dropping the use of samplers and loops and delivering overwhelming grooves backed by an 8-man jazz combo at jazz festivals across the country.

Tiring of the logistics in keeping a big band together, as well as bored with performing compositions, Eugene started to focus more on studio work. A series of projects were initiated during the next couple of years, including works for film and theatre. Sharing a spacey studio with Corvine, Barabass & The Happy Few and I/O, these groups drew inspiration from eachother and frequently participated in mutual projects. Across the next four years, Get On recorded three albums, none of which were relased until 2009. During the time, younger brother Knut Guribye departed for a more hardcore techno solo-project Automat Piss Tool, while Eugene took his electronic experiments further in the research trio Hemmelig Tempo. In 2007, pre-marketing campaigns started appearing for the next Get On album, "Caravan", which was described as electronic gipsy music influenced by Nirvana and Stravinsky, but the album was heavily delayed. Then, in 2009 the electronic acapella album "Hearing Voices" was suddenly released instead, consisting of experimental material recorded during the "studio years". In 2011 "Caravan" was finally released, followed by "Cabbage", a "live" album of studio improvisations in early 2012. Then, as rumour has it ,the next thing may be a folk album. Who will "get on" for those recordings remains to be seen...