New album Like Driving is out! Get it on vinyl from Sofa.

"Strongly recommended for fans of experimental electronica, minimalism, and new sounds in general."

— Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

"This is an extremely likeable experimental work with a generally soft and calm tone, but a few surprises."

— Stuart Bruce, Chain D.L.K.

"It’s refreshing to listen to such a layered montage technique that risks everything in the quest to bring the new."

— TJ Norris,

"This is some wonderful strange music and I love it."

— (edition 1158)

"Streifenjunko has taken a shift towards electronic sounds. Their previous albums "No Longer Burning" (SOFA 2009) and "Sval Torv" (SOFA 2012) was remarkable in the magnificent sound achieved only with a saxophone and trumpet. With the seemingly endless possibilities of electronic instruments their strategy of finding simple tasks has been put to the test, and in the making of this album Streifenjunko was put back to the starting position to re-discover their focus and recognisable simplicity. The result is music with sharp edges and sudden changes, crude starting and stopping. The engine of the music is the interlocking of slow moving streams. Some of the electronics are self generating for Espen and Eivind to follow, and the different sounds and layers are multiplexed using starting and stopping signals. To play is simply to follow the signals, like driving."

— Sofa about "Like Driving"

Live dates:

Nothing scheduled at the moment


Streifenjunko has been making music together since 2005, and during these years, the members Espen Reinertsen (saxophone, electronics) and Eivind Lønning (trumpet, electronics) have worked closely together to present truly unique and original compositions on more than 200 concerts all over the world. They have been heard on festivals such as Densités Festival, Sonic Acts, Baignade Interdite, Meteo, Borderline, Festival Cable, KLAENG Festival, Crác Festival, Asphalt Festival, The NOWnow Festival, Ultima, Oct-Loft, Rue du Nord, Hagenfesten, Punkt, Soddjazz, All Ears, KIMfest, Kongsberg Jazzfestival and Moldejazz. They often perform together in other projects as well, most notably in the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble, and also with numerous other recognized artists in the field of experimental music and art. Streifenjunko is supported by Arts Council Norway.

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