Jupi Bar, Gängeviertel
Home of easy credit
Tom Blancarte – doublebass
Louise Jensen – sax
Mija Milovic – Vocals, electronics, toys and keys
Lars Bech Pilgaard – Guitar, electronics, keys
Home of easy credit
Bassist/composer Tom Blancarte grew up in Austin, Texas and later attended the University of North Texas in Denton. He was first inspired to play music by listening to bands like Slayer and Black Sabbath, then discovered musicians like Evan Parker and Anthony Braxton later on. He moved to New York City in 2004, where continues to reside with his wife, saxophonist and composer Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen.
Danish saxophonist/composer Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, based out of New York, has been an active performer in the improvised and experimental scene around the world for the past 9 years. She is best known for her work as a solo performer and performing with her ‘Spaced Out Ensembles,’ featuring her own idiosyncratic and sensitive compositions arranged for winds, brass and hyperactive rhythm section, her duo project with bassist and husband Tom Blancarte called the Home of Easy Credit, an improvising trio with Columbia-based electronic artist Damon Holzborn and Tom Blancarte, and a trio called Herbert Eckardt which plays her own freakish blend of pop tunes and improvisation, co-lead by herself and Italian drummer Luca Marini.
Sav is a vocal/guitar duo which creates experimental improvised music that pushes the definitions of what is considered music, touching on the borders between sound-art and what is considered music. Playing primarily self-composed sound-scapes and songs combined with the beauty of true evergreens they create sounds of uncompromising intensity.
Expressive, melodic guitar playing and theremin-like fragile vocals leads the listener through a sound universe which challenges the standard view of duo formations.
The duo is in constant flux, changing identity with every concert. They move through a non-genre-land, improvising in different styles, moving between them on a whim. A variety of emotions, especially fear, run through the music, which can change at any moment.
Since 2010, the guitarist, composer and bandleader Lars Bech Pilgaard has marked himself as an important man on the Danish music-scene, contributing with numerous remarkable genre-breaking releases. Beginning in early 2010 , he has been a part of the the critically acclaimed ”Magnus fra Gaarden” which toured extensively all over Europe, playing some of the biggest festivals and in some of the most renowned clubs. In 2011, he released ”Heimat” with the group SVIN, just recently featured at the SPOT-festival (one of Denmarks most established festivals), as well as continuing to tour Europe. In the summer of 2012, Lars put out a double release in own name on Mom Eat Dad Records, Motherheart, whichfeatures lo-fi, field-recorded solo-guitar compositions often captured in nature with simple recording devices. It is a mesmerizing piece of art, embodying everything from Greenlandic rites to bold overtone improvisations.
Quartet-record Mammut is a strange hybrid between krautrock, cult film music, punkish energy and desert avantgarde featuring legendary Thommy Andersson on the bass, savage Thomas Eiler on drums and Lars Greve from Danish award-winning orchestra Girls in Airports on the clarinet.
Mija is a new young pioneer on the Danish music scene. Throughout 2012, Mija has drawn a lot of attention to her musical style with her unique habit-breaking expressive approach to vocals as an instrument.. She plays with absurd sentences and mixes it with fragile sounds. One of her many projects is the experimental expression band “KVINDEBANDET,” who are now working on an EP in collaboration with guitarist and producer Oliver Hoiness, which will be released in February 2013.