“Genuine and expetional experiment !”
However concentrated BOL and their guest musicians were, there was no doubt they had exeptionally great fun in their improvisatoric and fresh exploring of new soundscapes. This was a playful evening …….If jazz is to be continued, it’s dependent on moments like this, where bleak copies of things done best 50 years ago, has to give room for experimenting and the real joy of playing!
Sveinug Wålengen, Under Dusken.no
“A complete band…..!”
Stian Westerhus has become known for his powerful array of guitar pedals, but manages as always to exploit the atmosphere and the context of the music, and all the time to adapt with new sounds and moods. Hans Magnus Ryan, on his side, concentrates more about chords and plays the guitar as if it was a guitar. And thereby the two guest musicians has made the masterpiece of being two guitarists on stage, incorporated in tunes not made for the guitar, and without problems finding their own roles which complements and fulfills the soundscape of the concert…….. the encore can best be described as this: “ if John Lennon under his work with “come together had been eating musrooms, met Albert Einstein who had also been eating musrooms- and after that met an alien who showed them both how the futures sound would be…” With this BOL ends a fabulous concert, there’s nothing more to say about that matter !!
Mathias Østrem, radirevolt.no 14/5 2010