det eneste jeg vet er at det ikke er en støvsuger

album SPUNKs debut album, "det eneste jeg vet, er at det ikke er en støvsuger" (translates "the only thing I know, is that it isn't a vacuum cleaner"), was released in 1999. It was a result of several years of work with developing our musical language.
  1. tapeunderlaget
  2. hornkonserten
  3. septemberunderlaget
  4. thing that
  5. akershus
lyrics - "thing that"

The album was awarded with "The Burton Award" in 2000. SPUNK was elected favourit group by the listeners to the music program "THE LATEST SCORE" at WOMR 92.1 fm in USA.

read more about the album at rune grammofon
  • A bold, unsettling and beautifully presented disk. Rubberneck, UK
  • Provocative and touching, advanced and reflective. Dagens Næringsliv, NO
  • Like an icily austere No-Neck Blues Band re-recording Spontaneous Music Ensemble's "One, Two, Albert Ayler". The Wire, UK
  • A massive document, from soundblock improv to Twin Peaks lounge jazziness. Gold Soundz, NO
forced exposure

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latest news

SPUNK's website March 13. 2010

SPUNK's website is being redesigned and will soon be updated with our current plans and activites.

SPUNK with Joelle Leandre June 15. 2008

March 3 2008 SPUNK played together with double bass player Joelle Leandre at Belleville, Oslo. We are hoping to play together again soon!

SPUNK reviewed by John Kelman May 22. 2008

...But the best music, as in the best lives, is all about confluence and contrast; pain and pleasure; harsh and beautiful. Spunk manages to bring together all these elements, making their performance one of the highlights of FIMAV 2008 and, quite possibly, the best show of the festival. Read the whole article. at

Reviews from FIMAV! May 20. 2008

"...on ne pouvait que se laisser bercer par les sentiments inspires par cette suite musicale etrange, intuitive et audacieuse." "Norway's all-female Spunk breaks the gender barrier when it comes to free improv with their combination of boldness and sensitivity and non-competitive spirit." (Montreal Gazette.

SPUNK to FIMAV, Canada May 13. 2008

On Norway's national day, May 17, SPUNK will be playing in Victoriaville, Canada, in the programme of the wonderful festival Festival International de Musique Actuelle Victoriaville (FIMAV). Hurra!

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