Empty Bottle, Chicago, September 23, 2004; photo courtesy Seth Tisue
|Also known as||A73, Egoproblem, Herb Mullin, Vassbotn|
|Born||September 10, 1974|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, audio production, cover designer, label owner, publisher|
|Instruments||Electronics, laptop, tapes, vocals|
Lasse Marhaug (born September 10, 1974) is a Norwegian musician who primarily works in the field of noise music but frequently drifts into other areas such as improvisation, jazz, rock and extreme metal. Marhaug has also been involved in creating music for theatre, dance, art installations and video art. Active since the early 1990s, he has participated as a performer and composer on over 200 releases in CD, vinyl and cassette tape formats. He currently resides in Oslo.
Marhaug tours extensively, and is a frequent collaborator. He currently participates in the projects Nash Kontroll (with Mats Gustafsson and Dror Feiler), DEL, and Testicle Hazard. Defunct projects include Jazkamer/Jazzkammer, Origami Replika and Lasse Marhaug Band. Other collaborative partners include Tore Honoré Bøe, Marc Broude, Anla Courtis, Carlos Giffoni, John Hegre, Kommissar Hjuler und Frau, Merzbow, Paal Nilssen-Love, Nordvargr, Maja Ratkje, The Skull Defekts, Ronnie Sundin, Sunn O))), Ken Vandermark, Jon Wesseltoft, Runhild Gammelsæter, John Wiese and Jenny Hval.
In 2011, he started publishing the fanzine Personal Best on his own publishing company Marhaug Forlag.
Marhaug currently runs the labels TWR Tapes and Pica Disk. He also runs Prisma Records with Lars Mørch Finborud which releases music performed at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre.
- Science Fiction Room Service (1996)
- Alive! (Live Recordings 1998–2006) (2007)
- Tapes 1990–1999 (2007)
- Quality Control (2007)
- Ear Era (2008)
- Virginia Plane (with Bruce Russell) (2013, The Spring Press)
- Lasse Marhaug: Electronic Explorations. Allaboutjazz.com
- (in Norwegian) Tidenes beste norske plater Archived 2008-01-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Spin's 20 Best Avant Albums of 2013 – Pan Gu, Primeval Man Born of the Cosmic Egg (Utech)". Spin. 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
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- Pica Disk official website
- Prisma Records official website
- Marhaug Forlag official website
- Lasse Marhaug discography at Discogs
- All About Jazz: Lasse Marhaug
- Touch: Lasse Marhaug Reviews
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