Reviews that mention Kristin Andersen

July 18, 2017

Spunk

Still Eating Gingerbread for Breakfast
Rune Grammofon RCD 2188

Ni l’un ni l’autre could be the defining phrase applied to Spunk, the four-piece Norwegian band which celebrated its 20th anniversary with the release of this distinctive two-track CD. Featuring Lene Grenager’s cello Kristin Andersen’s trumpet and recorder, Hild Sofie Tafjord’s French horn, and Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje’s vocalizing, with the latter two also wielding a workshop-like collection of processors and samplers, the quartet melds strands of improvised, notated, folkloric and electronic sounds into a singular niche. MORE

December 6, 2015

Spunk & Joëlle Léandre

Live in Molde
+3dB Records +3dB021

Sonic Communion

The Bridge Sessions 01

TBS 01

Already established as one of the most accomplished bassist in Free Music on her own or with regularly constituted ensembles, Paris-based Joëlle Léandre also prides herself on fitting into new situations. Like a journalist capable of writing features and hard news with equal facility, Léandre whose playing partners have ranged from composer Anthony Braxton to French saxophonist Daunik Lazro, the bassist is both a willing participant as well as a distinct personality in these quite different group sessions. MORE