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Vanessa - Black And White - 1976 - Compendium Records (Norway)

Vanessa were one of the finest of Norwegian jazz-fusion outfits (part of a family of bands including the also excellent Moose Loose). They had an original style that did not shy away from it's influences of Hugh Hopper era Soft Machine and classic heavy Terje Rypdal. On their earlier album City Lips they played it a lot more safe with some patent/funky Miles Davis type grooves holding it together, whereas they'd matured a lot on Black And White and become far more technical, composing huge complex works that surge and buzz, riddled with all sorts of electronic processing. A classic indeed. Winds player turned multi-instrumentalist Svend Undseth later went on to make an excellent electronic based solo that sit midway between the early pioneering Peter Frohmader (Nekropolis) and the spacier parts of Black And White, and has done other works since that I've not yet encountered. – from & © ultimathulerecords June 19, 2012 edited about 1 year ago © 2014 Discogs http://www.discogs.com/Vanessa-Black-And-White/release/1701031

Here's a truly over the top monster prog lp from Norway that was recorded in 1976. This lp features four long mind melting tracks of 1970s style top-notch musicianship that takes the listener on a voyage to the peak of conciousness. The killer jacket artwork doesn't hurt one little bit either! © http://www.cdandlp.com/item/2/0-1112-0-1-0/113266420/vanessa-black-and-white.html

Recorded at the Basement, Oslo, September 1976, this is a very good mid-seventies funk and progressive jazz rock album from Norwegian band, Vanessa. Has anybody any info on Vanessa’s “City Lips” album? [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 97.8 Mb]


A1 Sun Walk - Svend Undseth 10:12
A2 Summer Poem - Svend Undseth 12:16
B1 Street Talk - Svend Undseth 3:26
B2 Fragmomentum - Frode Holm 17:32


Svend Undseth - Guitar, Saxophone [Saxes], Flute, Alto Clarinet
Harald Salater - Bass, Effects [Boxes]
Frode Holm - Piano, Synthesizer, Synthesizer [String-Ensemble], Voice [Mouth]
Thorsten Dulsrud - Drums


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

ratso said...

This looks interesting. Thanks for posting it. Don't eat too many Hot + Buns me ol' china. Ratso Rat

A.O.O.F.C said...

G'day.ratso. Did the cyclone pass you by? I have a few hot cross buns (deep-frozen). I'll dig'em out later! Pretty cold today and expecting some sub zero temps. for weekend. Global warming, my arse! lol TVM & TTU later...Paul