Torg is back. Led by Johan Lindvall and featuring some of the most significant talents on the Norwegian music scene, the band is back with the album Palms, Beaches, Dreams.
Like diving into a forest of strange symbols which gaze back at you with fond familiar eyes; this music is shaped by an intuitive band that guides Lindvall’s song fragments wherever they wish. Elements of pop and jazz are mixed with abstract sounds and danceable rhythms – it may bring to mind Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters who succeeded mixing avant garde with popular music of its era. Palms, Beaches, Dreams is catchy and melodic, innovative and original. Band members are also known thriving in the alternative pop scene (Broen, Listen to Girl), on jazz labels ECM and Hubro (Mette Henriette, Monkey Plot, Skadedyr), in noise and free improv (Propan, Oker, Ich Bin N!ntendo). This album is a solid result from the genre-breaking explorations done by this young Norwegian music scene.
Video by Anthony Barratt!