h e s s i s m o r e

m y h e a d i s a b a l l r o o m w h o n e e d s a p a l a c e a n y w a y

david masonelectric drums
casiobeatcasiotone
matt parkersaxophone, clarinet
nikolaj hesspiano, fender rhodes
mikkel hessdrums, vocals
michael hanfvibraphone
pavel kogan-liakhovguitar
rasmus bille bahnckesh101 bass synth
EXTENDED TRANSATLANTIC LIVE CONCERT FAMILY:
MEAGAN GILLIS (XYLOPHONE), MARTIN VEJERANO (PERCUSSION), JEPPE SKJOLD (SAXOPHONE), ANDERS PROVIS (ELECTRIC DRUMS), RASMUS VESTERVIG (GUITAR) & W. ANDREW RAPOSO (6 STRINGED INSTRUMENT),

h e s s i s m o r e

m y h e a d i s a b a l l r o o m w h o n e e d s a p a l a c e a n y w a y

new album
vinyl, cd, digital, sheet music

Store

Store

Album Download $8

Full album in lovely lossless audio quality - including delightful digital booklet.

These studio recordings feature the energy and interaction of the full transatlantic 8 piece ensemble, captured and treated with the finest audio technology.

Album Vinyl $20

First edition album vinyl in terrific packaging designed by NR2154 - including full liner notes by Jay Ruttenberg. Scott Hull cut the laquer and it sounds mighty.

Purchase comes with instant access to album download.

Album CD $15

First edition album compact disc in no-nonsense packaging designed by NR2154 - including delightful digital booklet.

Purchase comes with instant access to album download.

Hess Is More X Isaora, Band Jersey $80

We teamed up with one of our favorite New York brands ISAORA to make these terrific band jerseys. Ricky and Marc at ISAORA literally selected the fabric, created the fit and details to get it just right for the special occasion. Artwork is designed by NR2154 and the Jerseys are pretty stupidly nice overall.

Oh and wait, there is more. If you show up to a Hess Is More concert with this Jersey on you get in for free. At least till next time we release an album. (Seriously).

Sheet Music, Limited Edition $30

Is anyone wondering what note Michael is playing on the “4 and" in bar 37 of “Stupidface” ? If so, this full transcription of the album will give you the answer. Or, you might just want to read along in the chart while you listen to the record ?

This is a neat little book, designed by NR2154 and signed by the entire band.

Live

Live

24 May 2016 Charlottenlund Finn Juhl Prisen
11 June 2016 Køge Modern Jazz Days
14 July 2016 Skarø Skarø Festival / TICKETS
18 September 2016 London Pizza Express Jazz Club (SOHO) / TICKETS
01 January 2020 More dates coming soon! Get notified via "Songkick" ?
01 January 2020 More dates coming soon! Get notified via "BandsInTown" ?

About

About

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Hess Is More started out as an electronic solo project for Danish musician Mikkel Hess. Through 6 albums and various tours and collaborations the project has developed into a full blown Transatlantic Live Music Ensemble, working with a more collective approach.

The live septet formation, with it’s unique instrumentation and unorthodox arrangements creates a very danceable yet at times puzzling concert. Catchy melodies and chant like lyrics can haunt you for days…

The new recordings are a celebration of the energy and interplay of the live ensemble – sounding in the borderland between electronic dance music, afrobeat, krautrock and jazz.

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“Top 10 Live Acts of the year” (GlitterBallNYC)

“Where on earth did this material come from” (Jay Ruttenberg, LowBrow Reader)

“When can I get the vinyl ? I hate listening to files…” (James Murphy, DFA / LCD Soundsystem)

“Top 10 Music of the year” (Time Out Magazine)

“I believe I just witnessed the future of live dance music” (Pips, Petty Nobles Collective)

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For full discography, history and all that stuff, please refer to the the world wide web.

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Below is some info about the new repertoire and latest releases.

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“Bearsong / Primate Remixes” (EP, Gomma Records)

1. Youarenotaprimate – Dimitri From Paris At The Loft Remix

2. Youarenotaprimate – Pollyester Remix

3. Youarenotaprimate – Dimitri From Paris Dubwise

4. Bearsong – Lorna Dune Remix

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“Bearsong / Primate” (EP, Gomma Records)

1. Bearsong (Original version)

2. Youarenotaprimate (Munk edit)

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“Myheadisaballroom / Whoneedsapalaceanyway” (Album, This Is Care Of & Concierge Records)

1. Myheadisaballroom

2. Stupidface

3. Bearsong

4. Heyithinkyouareterrific

5. Ballroombynight

6. Dontgotohollywood

7. Toughenup

8. Youarenotaprimate

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All music:
- arranged, performed & co-produced by Michael Hanf, Matt Parker, Pavel Kogan-Liakhov, David Mason, Nikolaj Hess, Rasmus Bille Bahncke & Mikkel Hess
- written by Mikkel Hess with additional lyrics by Grace Yu

- assembled in residence at Clocktower Gallery NYC.
- recorded by W. Andrew Raposo at Midnight Sun Studio
- mixed and produced by W. Andrew Raposo, Rasmus Bille Bahncke & Mikkel Hess at Midnight Sun Studio
- mastered by Scott Hull, Masterdisk New York

Additional bass on “Bearsong” by W. Andrew Raposo
Additional engineering by Morgan Wiley
Mix consulting: Theodor Clausen & Natal Zaks

Artwork by NR2154

(P) This Is Care Of & Concierge Records

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Audio

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h e s s i s m o r e

m y h e a d i s a b a l l r o o m w h o n e e d s a p a l a c e a n y w a y

david masonelectric drums
casiobeatcasiotone
matt parkersaxophone, clarinet
nikolaj hesspiano, fender rhodes
mikkel hessdrums, vocals
michael hanfvibraphone
pavel kogan-liakhovguitar
rasmus bille bahnckesh101 bass synth
EXTENDED TRANSATLANTIC LIVE CONCERT FAMILY:
MEAGAN GILLIS (XYLOPHONE), MARTIN VEJERANO (PERCUSSION), JEPPE SKJOLD (SAXOPHONE), ANDERS PROVIS (ELECTRIC DRUMS), RASMUS VESTERVIG (GUITAR) & W. ANDREW RAPOSO (6 STRINGED INSTRUMENT),