Man under train situation
+3DB002 • 2008
Sudden death under a railway car seemingly ties this album together as the 9 titles makes a journey between underground stations across the
globe. Rehab`s debut album is solidly based on the crafted playing from the two protagonists Hegre and Habestad. Flutes and guitars fuses into a mayhem of electronics, manipulations and studio wizardry. Tight and stringent in its form and surpricingly lyric at times, “Man under train situation” is almost gentle, seconds before it unleashes its storm of noise.
Definitely performed and improvised, but also transformed, composed and rebuilt, the album bridges gaps between the instrumentalism of impro and the joyous harshness of noise. Using all the tools n the trade, relentlessly pursuing the right sound REHAB has put together a rare album holding subtleties inspired by electro-acoustic music as well as the delicate art
of real time musicianship.
Bjørnar Habbestad • flutes and electronics
John Hegre • guitar and electronics
Recorded in Sund Studios, produced by Bjørnar Habbestad at Steen Offset and mastered by John Hegre and Jørgen Træen at Duper Studios.
”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