Drummer Anton Eger is the rambunctiously explosive energy of Phronesis, one of the most brilliant piano-bass-drum trios on Earth period. Though while he may be best known for his work in that group, he has branched out in support of others’ releases, but it was only a matter of time before he would make a statement all his own. On February 8th, Edition Records is releasing Æ, Eger’s debut album with a title that says so much– his initials, a literal melding of sounds and thus styles and ideas, Norwegian pride, a test of radio stations everywhere to see how they’ll confidently pronounce things. In all of these things, based on the first single, “HERb +++ gA” and accompanying video by Troelz Schmidt, it’s going to be the rambunctious awesomeness we should expect from him, but in a more electronic direction we may not have but will definitely dig. Check out the video after the jump and be on the lookout for Æ this coming February.
Video directed and edited by Troelz Schmidt
Robin Mullarkey – electric bass
Matt Calvert – synth, live drum processing
Dan Nicholls – wurlitzer solo, prophet 12
Ivo Neame – juno 60 solo
Petter Eldh – synthesizers
Anton Eger – drums, phake pandeiro, stunt surdo, tambourine
Petter Eldh – polysix, electric bass
Æ, the debut album from drummer Anton Eger, is out February 8th on Edition Records.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.