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Boomkat Product Review:
Thanks to their distinctive Kim Hiorthoy sleeves, Rune Grammofon releases are always finely turned out affairs, but this latest Scorch Trio album is a little more direct than usual. As it transpires, it's entirely befitting the tone of this album that such garish typefaces and exclamation marks should greet you on the cover: seldom does a recording so firmly grab you by the scruff of the neck. These raw, vintage-style analogue recordings (mastered by Deathprod) perfectly capture the unadulterated frenzy of Raoul Bjorkenheim's guitar, which at its most unhinged has a bit of a flailing Woodstock vibe to it, despite occasionally dipping into passages of immense instrumental proficiency and sophistication (check out how civilised the improvisation gets towards the end of 'Hys'). Matching the sheer violent fluency of Bjorkenheim's performance, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love keeps the album rooted in the disciplines of jazz, utilising a small but perfectly formed kit to hammer out complex, erratic rhythms to match that explosive guitar work at every turn. The third member of the trio, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten switches between electric bass and electronics, supplying not only a low-end foundation but a suitable foil to Bjorkenheim's roaming strings, even managing to keep the tone sedated and exploratory during 'Basjen', which features a kind of dialogue between feedback tones. The best trick Scorch Trio albums pull off is their ability to be as viscerally exciting as they are technically accomplished, and Brolt, delivers those qualities in abundance. Ace.