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Generator X

by Audun Kleive

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Framework 05:39
Mainstay 06:42
Generator X 10:29
Qbelix 08:10


In 1998, forming his own band comprising of Ståle Storløkken (synths), Christian Wallumrød (keyboards), Arve Henriksen (trumpet), Jan Bang (live-sampling), and Geir Østensjø (sound design), Kleive began recording his second solo effort. “During the recording of Generator X we challenged ourselves to go into our hidden visions and try to fully exploit our instrumental possibilities. I wanted us to leave behind accepted formats and let intuition and ears decide the direction we pursued.”

“Generator X” is non-compromising to the existing standards of improvised jazz, and creates a new pathway to explore the form.

This album firmly established Kleive as an important innovator in contemporary new jazz music. The UK Milk Factory wrote in their review of the album:

“This second album … is a further proof that the connection between jazz and electronic music is stronger everyday. (The album is) more contained, evolving … following the strolls of the musicians, obviously at ease with each other. The symbiosis is perfect, almost palpable … powerful, passionate moments of pure electro-jazz.”


released October 2, 2000


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Audun Kleive Oslo, Norway

AUDUN KLEIVE’s reputation within the jazz community can best be described as true royalty.. His musicianship as a drummer and percussionist is highly respected among his peers, has gained him an established reputation as a vital force in Norwegian and international jazz, and he is a source of inspiration for an entire younger generation of jazz musicians. ... more

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