Munch

Munch

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Munch formed in Kristiansand, Norway, in 1986, with the name taken from the famous Norwegian painter Edward Munch. They wanted to create a kind of music that made the same impressions as Munch's paintings...
Of the five members only two knew how to play instruments, but this was just in the vein of what leader Ivar Mykland wanted: Start from scratch, then you'll have to concentrate on how your instruments sounds, have to concentrate to recognize sound patterns which highly skilled musicians will pass on as uninteresting.

They started practicing in a sound proof room at Ivar's place, in Tordenskjoldsgt.23, N-4612 Kristiansand S. As time went on this rehearsal studio was transformed into a proper studio and eventually the location of their own label T23.

Due to this very basic start the process of writing songs took lots of time, in five years they wrote something like 25 songs. But Ivar express satisfaction with the way Munch was formed and how they developed: Like Einstürzende Neubauten Munch could write a song based on random sounds or accidents - like when Ivar had caught a cold and was coughing or if one of them played a wrong sound.

Munch split up after their concert at Rockefeller, in Oslo, on December 6 1991.
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Munch Discography

Albums

Munch Munch T23 Norway 1987 Sell This Version
MC 002 Munch 1(Cass, Ltd, Album, C60) T23 MC 002 Norway 1989 Sell This Version
T23LP006 Munch Excessive Mobility(LP) T23 T23LP006 Norway 1990 Sell This Version
T23008 Munch Tree(CD) T23 T23008 Norway 1991 Sell This Version
TAT 010 Munch Live(CD, Album) Tatra TAT 010 Norway 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

dbut 004, 007 Munch Moments Of Movement(2xCass, Ltd) dBut, ThB nett, KomKol Autoprod dbut 004, 007 Norway 1992 Sell This Version

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