Taxgorkhan – Plateau
Catalogue number: OGM001
Releasedate: October, 2017
This LP presents the first recordings of the esoteric Norwegian one-man band Taxgorkhan. Plateau is an instrumental musical travelogue that blends experimental prog, psych and electronic rock in equal measures.
The music of Taxgorkhan flows from a place of pure, wide-eyed wonder, absorbing streams of expression, contemporary and ancient, synthesising new forms for the post-everything age by fusing plastic with wood, voices with waveforms, hand claps with mouse clicks.
Taxgorkhan is the brainchild of composer, producer and musician J. Hannevold, who describes Plateau as: "A simple story about travel, perhaps only for the sake of travel, Plateau tells of sights and dangers on the road."
Synth, Effects, Electric Guitar, Bells, Tambourine, Pipe, Percussion, Handclaps, Recorder, Jew's Harp: Taxgorkhan
Written and produced by J. Hannevold
Recorded in Boden and Stargarder HQ 2014–2015.
Instruments: Novation K-Station Synth, Yamaha FB-01 Sound Module, MFB Mikrozwerg MKII Synth, Monotron Ribbon Synth, Monacor Reverberation Unit, EM-006 Analogue Delay, Morgan Electric Bass, Hondo II Electric Guitar, Boss Super Octave OC-3, HH Electronics K100 Amp, Bells, Tambourine, Iron Pipes, Rhythm Egg, Handclaps, Recorder and Khomus (jaw-harp).
Design: Ole Gudmundsen Avdeling for Formgivning & Typografi
Executive producers: Lars Mørch Finborud, Lasse Marhaug
Photography: Carlos Vasquez