Stian Larsen/Andrew Lisle/Colin Webster 

“Zeal and Perseverance”


Guitarist Stian Larsen has for a number of years been recognised as an energetic and highly inventive improviser in the avant-garde music scene in Norway. Both as a solo artist and member of the bands kÖök, KTHXBYE and Pet Zoo, his latest collaboration with the British reed player Colin Webster and percussionist Andrew Lisle is an exciting exploration of the electric guitar and interplay across musical borders. This studio album came together after a series of concerts on stage in England and Norway and really captures the essence of the trio:

Webster and Lisle's energetic free jazz meets Larsen's noise and rock guitar in an exciting interaction that is dynamic, playful and hard-hitting


The six tracks on this record are conceptually a play on Irish author Flann O'Brien's writing and literary vocabulary. They draw inspiration from both his humour and literary approach which later granted him a place as one of the most central figures in modern and postmodern literature.


Recorded by Giles Barrett at Soup Studios, London on February 15th, 2019


Mixed by Giles Barrett

Mastered by Marlon Wolterink

Artwork by Rutger Zuydervelt

Photo credits: Peter Faye

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