When you cut into the present the future leaks out. -William Burroughs On their third album in as many years, following 2013's Edvard Lygre Moster (HUBRO 2527CD/3527LP) and 2014's Inner Earth (HUBRO 2548CD/3548LP), saxophonist Kjetil Moster's band Moster! Take another leap forward and appear even closer, more unified, and better synchronized than ever. This album was recorded during a break in an extensive tour on a shared bill with the Norwegian-American band The Young Mothers. On Inner Earth, the band took a step in the direction of prog rock, and slowly and very patiently built up to an enormous climax. On When You Cut Into the Present, this gradual build-up has been replaced with a more direct and confrontationally effective style. Prog rock, psychedelia, and John Coltrane's jazz are obviously still sources of inspiration for the band, but this time they share space with everyone from King Crimson in their Red period to Alice Coltrane and Can. The music has also incorporated references from the originators of the Nordic jazz sound of the 1960s and '70s such as Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen, and Jon Christensen. From the very beginning, the musicians hit the floor running, propelling themselves toward ecstasy with constant sonic excesses and grooving with marathon-like stamina. The result is a catchy, addictive, and consistently creative eruption. Saxophonist Kjetil Moster is apparently everywhere all the time. He plays in a number of jazz and improvisational bands, but also performs regularly with Royksopp & Robyn, Datarock, King Midas, and Lars Vaular. Since recording Inner Earth he has also released an album with the Hungarian trio Ju and launched a concert collaboration with Chicago musicians Jeff Parker and John Herndon (Tortoise) and Joshua Abrams (Natural Information Society). In addition to Kjetil Moster himself, Moster! #consists of the same musicians as on the previous album: the legendary Hans Magnus Snah Ryan, guitarist and vocalist in Motorpsycho; Nikolai Haengsle Eilertsen, bass player in Elephant9 and BigBang; and the ubiquitous drummer Kenneth Kapstad, also from Motorpsycho and Monolithic. When You Cut Into the Present was recorded at Ora Studio in Trondheim with technician Jo Ranheim. It was mixed by Christian Engfelt, Kjetil Moster, and Nikolai Haengsle Eilertsen at Engfelt & Forsgren Studio in Oslo, and mastered by Jorgen Traeen at Grotten in the Bergen Kjott building.
A1. Nebula and Red Giant (9:24)
A2. Bandha (9:14)
B1. The Future Leaks Out (7:47)
B2. Journey (6:13)
B3. Soundhouse Rumble (4:19)
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