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"Irish Times about the 12 Points! Festival"

”With plenty of noise, over-driven blues and heavy metal in the mix, it's not
what most people would call jazz, but it's loud, exciting and a whole load of
fun!” - Irish Times


"Søren Friis about the 12 Points! Festival"

"...the roof took off when the danish act Magnus fra Gaarden entered the
stage and blew the room down with a highly energetic and outward show" - Jazzspecial


"CD-review"

“Imagine a mixture of heavyrock, punk, untraditional balkanfeelings and
melancholic marchinstruments, making old experimentalists like John Zorn
sound outdated.
… a top-talented, young Danish band.” - Politiken, Thomas Michelsen


"CD-review"

“The band sounds like a heavy-metal band and a circuschapel under
influence of medically ordinated substances. A very nice, complex,
respectless, selfironic and gripping record. It is the perfect soundtrack if you
are to sort parsnips in the field.” - Financial Times, Sven Sorgenfrey


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Magnus fra Gaarden

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Bio

Magnus fra Gaarden are the children of the new generation of jazz
musicians, but stand however in deep contrast to the roots and traditions of
jazz, since they replaced tiring bebop-solos and swinging
eights with thoroughly composed punk-jazz in measured amounts. Without
compromising technical qualities, challenging instrumentation
and the art of interaction, the band moves way beyond the neutral scene of
classic jazz and electrifies a melting pot of complex balkan,
indierock and arab-music.

Without compromising their technical abilities and the challenging
orchestration, the band avoids smooth jazz and uptight jazztraditions and
electrifies a complex mix of Balkan, indierock, arabmusic and metal.
Combined with a rarely seen highly energetic stageshow and an anarchistic
and intelligent thoroughly composed repetoire, Magnus fra Gaarden has
managed to gather the waters to a typhonic peacecongress in genreneutral
territories.

Concert reviews:

The Direction of the ”12 points! Festival”:
Magnus fra Gaarden are young men in a hurry to find their own voice and
their mash up of anthemic melodies and wailing horns over riffing guitar
distortion and a beefy rhythm section is very likeable. In amongst the indie
rock, ska and surf guitar references, a coherent signature can be heard that
shows a band still very much within the jazz orbit. “

- Søren Friis, Jazzspecial (12 Points! Festival, Dublin):
"...the roof took off when the danish act Magnus fra Gaarden entered the
stage and blew the room down with a highly energetic and outward show"

Irish Times:
”With plenty of noise, over-driven blues and heavy metal in the mix, it's not
what most people would call jazz, but it's loud, exciting and a whole load of
fun!”

Henrik R. Hansen, soundvenue.com:
”Complex melodies were executed by various musicians at the same time but
never with an impact on the overall sound. Supertight ,
entertaining and deeply impressive.
The judges all agreed that Magnus Fra Gaarden was the most original,
technically superior and intense experience of the evening.”

The words of the judges of the danish ”Young Jazz” final:
”A great musical experience. Humourous, joyous, unimpressed, nasty
swinging and metrically advanced. Magnus Fra Gaarden played a
mindblowing set! They have a great potential for the future and their
expression combines
such different genres as punk, ska, surf and jazz!”