“Top 10 Live Acts of the Year” – GlitterballNYC
“I believe I just witnessed the future of live dance music” – Petty Nobles Collective
“Top 10 Music of the Year” – Time Out Magazine”
“Where on earth did this material come from ?” – The Lowbrow Reader
These 6 musicians, with their unique instrumentation and unorthodox arrangements create a very danceable yet at times puzzling concert. Catchy melodies and chant like lyrics can haunt you for days…
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. Their latest release “Bearsong / Primate” (Gomma Records) is a celebration of the energy and interplay of the live ensemble – sounding in the borderland between electronic dance music, afrobeat, krautrock and jazz.
– The ensemble has performed at a long list of international festivals and venues, including concerts in Sao Paolo, Montreal, Istanbul, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York.
– Brothers Emil, Nikolaj and Mikkel Hess received the main prize “Album of the year” at The Danish Music Awards Jazz 2014 for their release “Music For Mum and Dad” with the group 3 x Hess.
– Band leader Mikkel Hess is also a prolific composer for film and theatre. Latest feature film score “When Animals Dream” was nominated twice as “Best Score of 2014”, by the Danish Film Academy / Robert Awards and by Carl Prisen.