My wife and me started up Tektite Records Co.Operative in January of 2012. (See our new website here – still work in progress).
Currently, the label’s roster consists of my solo and ensemble work, but there are immediate plans to release recordings of artists from Texas and New York. We’re also working on a release for a box-set of material from concerts in texas going back to 2005 with The Thing & Joe McPhee.
Being particular about sound quality, we found the possibility of also doing vinyls to be an incredibly exciting prospect. The “ingebrigt Håker Flaten Chicago Sextet – Live from Jazzfest Saalfelden” will be released on a beautiful gatefold-vinyl allready in September. Because the cost of production is high you can help support the label, its current and future artists, by donating through PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by visiting my webshop. This site will allow you to browse, purchase or stream my present releases through Tektite Records as well as a selections from my back catalogue, which date back to 1994.
“On Steel, Flaten combines technical facality with depth of expression in a manner that recalls past masters like Paul Chambers, Wilbur Ware, Charlie Haden, and Malachi Favors. His attack can turn percussive, whether he’s playing pizzicato or arco. At other times, his lines have a vocalized quality. And he’s a master of bowed harmonics that can make his bass sound like a reed instrument or a whole string section, even without electronic augmention. On Birds, Flaten employs an arsenal of electronic effects to make his bass sound like Japanese flutes, a Hendrixoid guitar or an angry insect. The music unfolds episodically, recalling the 60′s and 70′s masterworks of Stockhausen, Takehisa Kosugi, and Richard Pinhas.” – The Stash Dauber
“The Nordic bassist, exciled 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
“The final concert in the garden was also one of the best, with bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s Chicago Sextet achieving rare levels of drive and invention, with fellow Norwegian Ola Kvernberg channeling the ghosts of jazz-rock violin and an assemblage of the Midwest’s finest. Guitarist Jeff Parker and drummer Frank Rosaly were as adept at overdriven rock as free jazz. Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz and saxophonist Dave Rempis were brilliant, the latter’s unaccompanied exploration of baritone multiphonics lingering long after the festival’s final note.” – All About Jazz
As ever, your support is greatly appreciated!
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / Tektite Records. 2012
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