Anton Eger attracts all the attention with his impressive drumming, as could be noticed in his performances at the BIMHUIS with Phronesis and the Marius Neset Quartet. As a teenager Anton played the cymbals in a marching band, developed an interest in classical percussion and started his first punk band. After a year serving as a military drummer in His Majesty’s King’s Guard in Norway, he hungered for new territories and jazz and rhythmically complex music became a major part of his life. On his album Æ he pulls out all the stops, drawing on an eclectic genre-defying mix of electronica, hardcore contemporary beats and retro guilty pleasures.
‘The Scandinavian drummer is a fearless daredevil. Anton Eger carefully crafted a music that’s in its own peg hole; evocative of many, replicative of none. The main appeal of Æ comes not that it’s part electronica, part fusion jazz, part alternative RnB … it smartly grafts the best elements of them all’ (Something Else).
Tony Roe keys, Matt Calvert guitar/live processing, Robin Mullarkey bass, Anton Eger drums