SHINING - One One One (12" Gatefold LP on Orange Vinyl)
Sweden | Black
If you've listened much at all to Norway's Shining, you've likely learned not to be surprised by their ceaseless surprises. For more than a decade, the band has often functioned as a pinball ricocheting between musical enthusiasms with delightful unpredictability. Initially a jazz band, they've since shot between psychedelic and progressive rock, spasmodic noise and iron-fisted metal, ostensibly directed by little more than mercury and whimsy.