“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 bass according to the 60th Downbeat critics poll.
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