The Electones are Norwegian Jazz/Electronic/Pop musicians Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Hagen (who together form Xploding Plastix), and vocalist Rita Augestad Knudsen. They have released two EPs on the UK Inertia label.
The core of The Electones is Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Wennersberg Hagen. You may know them as Xploding Plastix, but this is something quite different. Following the release of two 12"-ers as The Electones on the UK label Inertia in 2002 and 2003, they received their fair share of nice reviews:
“Steps confidently not to mention beautifully between the realms of jazz, electronica, classical and acoustic folk. Class!” (DJ Magazine)
The Electones was originally a collaboration between Jens Petter, Hallvard and singer Rita Augestad Knudsen, but the album has evolved into a collaborational effort, adding the voices of Kaja Haven, Endre Bjotveit and Erland Dahlen, the latter also on drums, percussion & saw, plus Bjørn Charlie Dreyer and Lars Fredrik Frøislie on various instruments.
The result is the stunning debut album "If You'll Be Null, I'll Be Void", which can be described as a mixture of 60-ish folk, early electronica and a dose of Lanois.
EPs, singles, albums and promos
- Electricity EP - 12" EP single
- Summercloud EP - 12" EP single
- 2009 If You'll be Null, I'll Be Void LP
- Inertia record label - Contains band bio, discography, and streaming real audio tracks
- discogs.com discography for The Electones
- Racing Junior profile of The Electones - Raing Junior is another label that Rita Auegestad has worked with. The site includes the biography from the Inertia site.
- Beat Service