Alex Coke Septet
"The record is a document of a fun afternoon with a small pile of musicians doing what they love to do. - Rock Tumbler Records"
"it's an invigorating performance and designed with great focus, as the musicians don't blow matters out of proportion or engage in long-winded soloing sprees. —Glenn Astarita"
Bradford / Gjerstad / Håker Flaten / Nilssen-Love
"Free jazz in the best tradition. And the audience is enthusiastic too. - The Free Jazz Collective"
Cameron / Carter / Håker Flaten
"The young Astral Spirits label continues to punch above its weight with yet another outstanding release. - Mike, Avant Music News"
Catalytic Quarterly Issues 1-4 (2018)
"In a very limited quantity of 30 hand-numbered sets, we present the first four issues of the Catalytic Quarterly collected in an envelope designed by our own Federico Peñalva. From Ken Vandermark's first article on the challenges of 21st-century sustainability to Mat's Gustafsson's collected Discaholic's Corner notes and everything in between from Ig Henneman, Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Nate Wooley, Ab Baars, Elisabeth Harnik and Tim Daisy all of our partner artists non-musical Catalytic activity is collected in this set. Get one while the stock lasts! "
Circulasione Totale Orchestra
"Madness erupts again, with screeching electronics, disrupting every notion of possible comfort, to be altered by steady rhythm and great soloing, "electric Miles"-like at moments. -Stef, The Free Jazz Collective"
"Featuring Christian Wallumrød on piano, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on bass, and Per Oddvar Johansen on drums."
"Both McPhee and Bishop have played far on the outside but while these pieces are framed as improvisations between the four participants, neither strays too far from their lyrical side. The opener begins with a mournful trombone laying out thematic concepts. McPhee joins in the mourning against Zerang's slow rumble. Then it all gives way, Bishop becoming increasingly percussive, as if trying to match the drummer's off-kilter rhythms before this in turn disintegrates and McPhee, his tone reminding me of Charles Tyler, comes storming in. And so it continues, each track revealing just why they are regarded as amongst the greatest improvisers currently performing. -Alfie Cook, Free Jazz Blog"
"Rich and explosive when it’s boiling, it’s still damn rich when it’s just wafting. – Byron Coley for The Wire"
"Listening at high volumes reveal Corsano playing every inch of his drum set, woody chops echo beneath splashy fills and inhuman snare hits while Haker-Flaten runs speed trials around Wooley’s in-the red-runs across a ruinous tonal field. A truly magnificent thing to behold. - Ryan Hall, Tome to The Weather Machine:"