“With the deep, aggresive double bass of Ingebrigt Håker Flaten opening up the album with a sound that makes some bassists sound positively puny by comparison……” – Jazzwise Magazine
“The Nordic bassist, exiled for a while in Austin, shows with this LP that in addition to being one of the best with the four strings at present, he is also a remarkable composer and arranger.” – Tomajazz
“Delivered with a punk intensity you rarely hear any more, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten held this rollercoaster of a band together, impressing even more later in the set when he switched to electric bass.” – Jazzwise Magazine
“…appreciate the sheer breadth of Mr. Flaten’s technique and the ferocity of his attack.” – The New York Times
“On Steel, Flaten recalls past masters like Paul Chambers, Wilbur Ware, Charlie Haden, and Malachi Favors….” – The Stash Dauber
“On Birds, the music unfolds episodically, recalling the 60′s and 70′s masterworks of Stockhausen, Takehisa Kosugi, and Richard Pinhas.” – The Stash Dauber
A Rising Star on acoustic bass according to the 60th, 61st and 62nd Downbeat annual critics poll. And an established talent on electric bass according to the 62nd Downbeat annual critics poll.
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