Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s Time Machine premieres track via Tiny Mix Tapes from forthcoming album
Austin free-jazz double-bassist solo album, frequent collaborator w/ Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, et al.
Austin, TX experimental / free-jazz artist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s Time Machine premieres a track from their forthcoming album Hong Kong Cab today via Tiny Mix Tapes. The album is out September 14th on Self-Sabotage Records (subsidiary of Super Secret Records) and “Time Machine” listen here-
Sound-wise, the debut effort from Time Machine, a solo vehicle for Atomic and The Thing bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, is a bit of a departure for the double bassist, especially for those used to hearing his roles in free-jazz blowouts and improvised music deep dives.
Instead of going to town in a group context with Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark or Paal Nilssen-Love, Håker Flaten, on his first solo bass album since 2012, features the Oppdal, Norway-born, Austin, Texas-based standup and electric bass player at his solo experimentation best.
The electrified, harsh noise-approaching tracks include the pulsates-to-the-core “Superbad” and “Trem Azul.” On the title track, Håker Flaten’s dodges outer space shrapnel on his effects pedal-manipulated, 1963 pre-CBS precision bass that he had played since 1992. The original improvisation is the last documented sounds Håker Flaten made on the instrument before it was swiped from a taxicab in Hong Kong.
Håker Flaten returns to his upright jazz bass roots in “Zerfu,” a dedication to Ethopian harp player Zerfu Demissie, and “Jimmy,” an ode to the great Jimmy Garrison. “Hotel Isabel,” named after a favorite crash pad for visiting musicians in Mexico City, showcases Håker Flaten’s fast-moving, modern classical arco.
The album will be released on the same day as the kickoff to the annual Sonic Transmissions Festival, which Håker Flaten founded 3-years-ago.
Hong Kong Cab
will be available on LP and download on September 14th via Self-Sabotage Records
. Pre-order LP HERE
Artist: Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s Time Machine
Album: Hong Kong Cab
Label: Self-Sabotage Records
Release date: September 14th, 2017
02. Holy Mountain
03. Hotel Isabel
04. All or Nothing
05. The Time Machine
06. Rip Rig and Paranoia
09. Hong Kong Cab
12. Space Odyssey
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