Posted 3 years ago



Crab is Crap's basis is the nucleus of drummers Øyvind-lys and Øyvindmørk, more commonly known as Øyvind Hegg-Lunde and Øyvind Skarbø. Having played together since 2001, both agree that strict definitions of genres, and really music in general, is crap.

The name Crab is Crap comes from a housewife in Gambia, where Øyvind-lys spent some time. As a crab walked across the backyard she loudly proclaimed; "Crab is crap!"

Usually involving a third person to make a trio, Crab is Crap works with some of the most interesting musicians alive. Håkon Kornstad shows that new things are still possible on the saxophone. And percussionist Terje Isungset, who both Øyvind-lys and Øyvindmørk have studied with, is a total pioneer on drums, jew's harp, even ice.

Past collaborations includes several concerts and a recording under the name Klangkameratane with guitarist Even Hermansen (Bushman's Revenge, Shining). A rare quartet-edition performed at Øyvindmørk's festival Øyvind Jazzforum in 2007, featuring the amazing guitar players Hilmar Jensson and Thomas Dahl.