John Hegre • guitar and electronics
Bjørnar Habbestad • flute and electronics
John Hegre and Bjørnar Habbestad are long time collaborators in live-situations around different projects from the N-Collective. Rehab is their preferred vehicle for brutalist noise impro. In live situations they work with a traditional physical approach to noise performance, but in the studio they transform the energy of the moment into layers of rebuilt and recomposed materials. Rehab has put together a rare sound holding subtleties inspired by electro-acoustic music as well as real time musicianship.
John Hegre is half of Jazkammer and the latest addition to Noxagt. His guitar and sound work is heard on numerous releases both solo and in collaboration with Maja Ratkje, Lasse Marhaug, Der Brief, Kaptein Kaliber and others.
Bjørnar Habbestad is a third of Pho, a fourth of Lemur and a founding member of the N-Collective. He performs all over Europe as a soloist and in a wide range of ensembles of contemporary and experimental music.
"Rehab make music that is thoughtful like a serial killer in a blockbuster movie.” Hair
”Creative and subtle with exciting results." Kinda Muzik
”A work of sonic depth and maturity.” Octopus
”Emerge as sonic youth lessons.” Rockerilla
”(...) relentless shifts in timbre and the continual defining of new extremes keep the music vivid and alive." the WIRE
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