Discography

kÖök (2012) Live in Leipzig (2013) Imber, Wiltshire (2014)

 

 

"It's hard to say something fresh in the intersection between art music and improvisation, but that is exactly what kÖök is doing successfully. The sound is clear and complex, surprising and reflected. The electronic nuances and diversity of sound in slow motion begets images of lavishness. 5/6" -Arild R. Andersen, Aftenposten

"Those looking for that massive listening experience with subtle nuances experienced in KÖÖK's "Imber, Wiltshire" a gem!" -Kulturterrorismus.de

"Above all – “Imber, wiltshire” is authentic and modest in intention, yet gigantic and monolithic in practice. This reason alone, beyond all possible superlatives about their music, is a good enough reason to get this cold and heavy album." -Cynif

"Norwegian guitarists Stian Larsen and Jørn Erik Ahlsen provide a tantilisingly wonderful selection of soundscapes in this, their first outing for FMR. Both are expert in not just playing the guitar but the use of live electronics which can of course provide endless possibilities. Seven constantly changing textures and ideas from two of Europes greatest and most creative improvisors."-FMR

 

"Rubbed strings, static, eerie tapped-on guitar sounds and the odd blip or squeak all float around the central humming light like moths around a flame. Patience is required to let the bent sounds slowly evolve and get a bit more dense evoking the occasional ghost-like spirits drifting around one another in a ritualistic dance of the Summer's new reappearance." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

 

"What makes kÖök special is its seamless blending of lyricism and electronic textures, topped off by a healthy dollop of mischief. This combination of intelligence and playfulness is immensely pleasing, and the group's inaugural release offers an altogether fresh addition to the world of electronic ambient music." -Florence Wetzel/Squidsear.com