-  Double Bass makes a convincing effort worthy of repeated listens. If the influence of (or at least similarities to) Kowald, Maarten Altena, and Barry Guy can be traced back, Flaten's music remains his own, filled with growling arco work, jazz-heavy fingering, and a peculiar sense of rhythm. -

All music Guide, François Couture

 

- This is Ingebrigt's first-ever solo contrabass effort and rumors of its remarkable nature are quite well deserved. Let's welcome Ingebrigt Haker Flaten to the wild world of solo acoustic bass that he now shares with other great bassists like Peter Kowald, Barry Guy, William Parker Paul Rogers. DownTown Music Gallery, New York

 

- Almost from the first track he references the type of woody, subterranean plucks in his playing that go back to the slap-bass technique of New Orleans' Pops Foster. Un-Scandinavian to the extreme, the echoing thunks at the top appear to be the mewling cries of a small animal or small child, and higher-pitched strident slices sound more like the asymmetric sawing of fiddler Billy Bang than what's produced by any bass player. Double bass aficionados take note: this CD are for you.

All about Jazz/ Ken Waxmanan