Originally released by Swedish jazz imprint Moserobie in 2003, this live album features a special one-time performance of Swedish political punk band The (International) Noise Conspiracy in collaboration with noted jazz musicians Jonas Kullhammar and Sven-Erik Dahlberg. These collaborators transform songs from T(I)NC’s 1st 2 albums on Epitaph, “Survival Sickness” and “A New Morning, Changing Weather,” into more dreamy arrangements. Jonas Kullhammar (a five-time Swedish Grammy nominee) and Sven-Erik Dahlberg are accomplished jazz musicians. The band’s patented MC5-for-the-new-millenium political/musical attack mixes seamlessly with the 2 jazzmen’s hot chops, resulting in some free improvisation and spaced-out jams- that all still Rock!
“Live at Oslo Jazz Festival” demonstrates T(I)NC’s willingness to take risks and collaborate with musicians practicing different genres to expand their sound successfully. Long sought after by jazz, rock, and punk fans alike, “Live At Oslo Jazz Festival” is finally available on this side of the Atlantic!
The (International) Noise Conspiracy is a garage rock band with punk rock influences, consisting of Dennis Lyxzén (vocals), Inge Johansson (bass), Lars Strömberg (guitar), and Ludwig Dahlberg (drums). Dennis formed T(I)NC almost immediately after the break up of his former band, Refused. The band wanted to achieve an ideal blend of music and politics that was, “a cross between Elvis Presley and Che Guevara.” According to the liner notes of their debut album, The First Conspiracy, the band wanted to combat music’s function as spectacle. [This is a concept taken from Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle.”] There is much fanfare about the band’s Marxist ideology and position as communists, a label they in fact give themselves. However, they don’t belong to Stalinist or other traditional socialist positions and are politically opposed to hierarchy and the state. Much of their images, and writings reflect situationist, left communist, and anarchist political positions and influences.