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Norway’s Shining focus on a genre-hopping prog-jazz trend that is equivalent parts avant-garde jazz, experimental structure, power consumer electronics, progressive rock and roll, and extreme steel. Founded in Oslo by saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, in support of continuous member Jørgen Munkeby, the band’s music and outrageous theatrical live present advanced toward a genre from the band’s very own description: “Blackjazz,” called for the name of its 2010 discovery record. The music group morphed from the ten-piece Jaga Jazzist ensemble, which Munkeby became a member of when he was just 16 years of age. He also enlisted previous Jaga keyboardist Morten Qvenild, drummer Torstein Lofthus and bassist Aslak Hartberg. Glowing recorded Special Shanghai Devil, its debut longer participant for Jazzland/General, and Where in fact the Ragged People Choose bp Information, before shifting to Norway’s then-newly produced (and today iconic) Rune Grammophon for 2005’s In the Kingdom of Kitsch YOU’LL BE a Monster. Soon after its discharge, Qvenild still left the group, generally to focus on brand-new tasks with Susanna & the Magical Orchestra, as do Hartberg. Another previous Jaga Jazzist keyboardist, Andreas Hessen Schei, and bassist Morten Strøm had been recruited for 2007’s Grindstone, their second and last providing on Rune Grammophon. In the wake from the set’s discharge, Shining was asked by Enslaved, Norway’s renowned prog black steel outfit, to open up shows on the tour. The rings played Ruler Crimson’s “21st Hundred years Schizoid Man” jointly to close each gig. After witnessing a video of this functionality, The Molde International Jazz Celebration (Moldejazz) commissioned a genuine 90-minute cooperation. In 2008, “Nine Evenings in Nothingness: Glimpses of Downfall” (aka “The Armageddon Concerto”) was performed on the celebration, signaling a deep change in path for Glowing. But there have been major personnel adjustments, too. Schei remaining and was briefly changed by Andreas Ulvo before Bernt Moen arrived aboard; he was changed by Knut Løchsen in 2008. Strøm also departed and Tor Egil Kreken overran the bass seat. The band authorized to Indie Recordings and this year 2010, co-headlined the Roadburn Festival with Enslaved (the second option were performers in home that yr). They added guitarist Actually Helte Hermansen to release Munkeby on-stage and became a quintet. Quickly afterward, they shipped their studio room recording Blackjazz, that was heralded internationally and charted around Europe. Using its severe vocals and intense acoustic guitar and drums wedded towards the angular avant-jazz and sound, the band got motivation from Lars Fredrik Frøislie’s device, In Lingua Morta — a prog rock-cum-black metallic band Munkeby got briefly been an associate of after and during his period with Jaga Jazzist — aswell as Enslaved. The set’s 1st solitary, “Fisheye,” was a fresh take on a bit from “The Armageddon Concerto,” however the recording was defined with a studio room edition of “21st Hundred years Schizoid Man” with Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson guesting on lead vocals. The music group toured in support with fresh guitarist Håkon Sagen instead of Hermansen. 2011’s live providing, Live: Blackjazz, refiltered their back again catalog through their brand-new, more intense sound. It had been released as an audio and video bundle, and was the last record to feature Løchsen. The music group released One One One in 2013. Building on Blackjazz’s strategy, One One One–mixed by Sean Bevan (Nine Inches Fingernails, Marilyn Manson)– was also warmly received by international critics and did well commercially in the band’s house nation: it put into Norway’s Best 20. This is the final record for Indie Recordings, as well as for Lofthus and Kreken. Tobias Ørnes Andersen stated the drum package, while Eirik Tovsrud Knutsen became the band’s 5th keyboardist and Ole Vistnes its bassist. The music group recorded a fresh studio room record for Spinefarm and prepped its discharge with celebration tours across European countries. They had taken it one stage further through the use of helicopters to haul over 4,000 pounds of amplification equipment to a Norwegian cliff (having a 700-feet drop) to try out a concert for 300 enthusiasts. International Blackjazz Culture, again combined by Bevan and perfected in LA by Tom Baker, was released in nov 2013 during Shining’s prolonged European tour.

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