TOM STALSBERG - FARMERS MARKET – SPEED/BALKAN/BOOGIE
Author Tom Stalsberg has been a journalist since 1977, the last 35 years in Dagbladet. He writes and performs poetry with, among others, Lars Saabye Christensen, Ingvar Ambjørnsen and Kjartan Fløgstad. He has been with Buick since 2010 together with Stian Carstensen, Knut Reiersrud, Matias Eick and Amund Maarud. In addition to the Kjartan Fløgstad Band with the aforementioned author and the musicians Steinar Raknes and Odin Staveland. Is now editor of 4-4-3 Gatelagmagasinet, and writes books of poetry and non-fiction.
He grew up with prog rock, and he had listened to a lot of weird stuff, but he has almost never been as surprised by something as when the band Farmers Market debuted in 1995 with the album "Speed/Balkan/Boogie" with songs like "Sloanitze", " Ivan na ela", "Norway - Bulgaria 10 - 11" "Take five - Take 11" and much more. What the hell was this? True, Stalsberg heard the band at the Palace Bar and Grill in 1994, but this....oh oh oh oh. Free jazz, anarchy jazz, folk anarchy jazz...free. Gorgeous. And, after all, Carstensen knew Stalsberg as an accordion star from Eidsvoll, where they both grew up, and suspected early on that he had strange owls in his bellows. And, this debut album has really stood up, and deserves a book about the genesis, the chords, octaves, Bulgarian folk music, and more from a band without borders, no, a band that really flies beautifully alone. In first and last class. And, finally, music from somewhere close to us that we hadn't heard in our Anglophile Norway. It's fast, fast too: With a play on words. Perhaps this book will be written in rhyme, forced rhyme. Bid, bid.
Farmers Market - the band that makes the migratory birds fly a quarter tone higher.