RCD 2051 - Thomas Strønen: Pohlitz (CD)
Thomas Strønen is one of Norway´s most prolific drummers, known from Food, Humcrush, Parish, Maria Kannegaard Trio and others, where he has often also taken on the role of writer and arranger and sometimes producer. ”Pohlitz” is the 30th record he appears on, but his very first solo album. All the material is written, arranged and produced by Thomas, but is, originally enough, a percussion record completely without ordinary drums. The music is improvised, with focus on details and melodic elements and with references to minimalists like (early) Steve Reich, traditional Gamelan music and fellow Norwegian Arne Nordheim´s classic electronic music.