B A L L R O G G
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm / Roger Arntzen
/ Ivar Grydeland

             
 

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Ballrogg has recorded three albums, the latest released on the Norwegian label Hubro. The first two records were released on Bolage.

Albums:

Cabin Music (2012), HUBROCD2515
Insomnia (2010), BLGCD010
Ballrogg (2008), BLGCD003

Listen to Ballrogg on SoundCloud or MySpace or listen to excerpts from both records in MP3 quality further below on this page.




CABIN MUSIC (BLGCD010)
released May 11, 2012 on Hubro
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CABIN MUSIC on SoundCloud:






INSOMNIA (BLGCD010)
released January 25, 2010 on Bolage
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Audio excerpts from album INSOMNIA:
All audio is excerpts from the original files, 160 kbps mp3 quality.

N.R.E.M. (Klaus E. Holm) | 2:18 sec
Sleepwalker (Klaus E. Holm) | 1:14 sec
Monkeytown (Klaus E. Holm) |
1:06 sec
Kampenhaug (Klaus E. Holm) | 1:18 sec
Woody Creek (Klaus E. Holm) | 1:21 sec
Sort of In a Chromatic Field (Morton Feldman) | 1:39 sec


Bolage about the Insomnia:

The Norwegian duo Ballrogg, consisting of saxophone player Klaus Ellerhusen Holm and bass player Roger Arntzen, have made an intriguing new album. Since their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album (BLGCD003), the duo has moved into significantly deeper water, drawing influences from European contemporary music as well as American avantgarde. On Insomnia, their influences are mixed with a cinematic sensitivity, creating soundscapes that are deeply disturbing and stunningly beautiful.

On Insomnia the duo are joined by guitarist/laptop artist Lars Myrvoll and violinist couple
Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv on three tracks, expanding the duo´s sonic palette even further.




BALLROGG (BLGCD003)
released March 10, 2008 on Bolage

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Audio excerpts from debut album BALLROGG:
All audio is excerpts from the original files, 160 kbps mp3 quality.

Gazzelloni (Eric Dolphy) | 1:36 sec
Sex Spy (Ornette Coleman) | 1:49 sec
Out To Lunch (Eric Dolphy) | 1:33 sec
Ball (Klaus E. Holm/Roger Arntzen) | 1:05 sec



Bolage about
Ballrogg:

We are very proud to present our third release: the Norwegian duo Ballrogg´s self titled debut album. Ballrogg is Klaus Ellerhusen Holm on alto saxophone and clarinet, and Roger Arntzen on the double bass. It is a true joy to hear two accomplished and daring young players interpret classics from the free jazz/ avantgarde repertoire, including works by Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Giuffre and Ornette Coleman. Three songs are composed by the band members them selves.

The transparency of the duo format gives the music a rare purity, and really makes the quality of the songs shine through. Exploring yet lyrical, this music is fresh, challenging and strikingly beautiful.



   
         
     



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