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Stian Westerhus

Redundance (House of Mythology)

Stian Westerhus is a Norwegian guitarist who, if you want to pigeonhole him, can be labelled ‘Jazz’ (he was in experimental jazz band Puma), but on his new long-player he has little to do with the genre. It’s a real stripped back affair, but the achingly beautiful minimalism on show lets his vocals really come to the fore: naked, raw and utterly compelling. Add in some well-judged electronics and you’ve got a release to really sink yourself in to. 

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