The third album of the ever changing Norwegian sound collective Get On under the direction of Eugene Guribye is a Tivoli collage of eclectic songs woven together like a surrealist electro-organic gipsy tapestry containing jazz, electronica, gipsy music, modernism, musique concrete, punkrock and a hint of psychedelic folktronic. The result is a caravan of sound fragments and melodies passing through a sound landscape of distorted flamenco guitars, car-alarms, diminutive harmonies, tap dancers and bicycle parts; male choirs interbreeding with punk guitars, queer brass harmonies and intricate samples; superimposed layers of sound dominated by tricky percussion, mystical flutes and analogue synthesizer tweaks; the jazz of returning upright basses; the world fusion of Jew’s harps and gamelan bells; ambient passages through harmoniums and the recurring sound of organic wood; krautrock grooves, sound collages, fragments of jazz; excursions into dodekaphony; sudden flashes of punk followed by dream-like sequences of reversed Indian fiddles and the distorted guitars of Corvine; tape loops of street-musician melodies on ragged accordions; bird-imitating synthesizers and signal generators combined with ghost-like theremins and grandfather clocks; the proud display of 6-bit samplers and home-made instruments; and in the middle of all this appears an intricate collage arrangement of Edward Grieg and Henrik Ibsen’s “A Swan”, complete with heartbeats, ticking watches, bass clarinets, lo-fi Casiotones and the ever soft voice of Karin Park.
Made by Eugene Guribye with Øyvind Gran, Lars Solsvik, Knut Guribye, Gunnar Innvær, Erik Røe, Håvard Pedersen, Sixten Rahlff, Espen Rahlff, Marius Heggstad, Marius Lynghjem, Øystein Fyxe, Karin Park, Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen. Produced by Eugene
Guribye. Recorded in Drivhuset, Bergen 2004-2007. Mastered by Pål T. Nygård. Cover by Øystein Fyxe.