Single Unit

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Single Unit is, as the name suggests, a one-man project masterminded and executed by Norwegian multi-instrumentalist/visual artist Are Mokkelbost. Hard to pigeonhole as far as genre goes, Single Unit's…
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Single Unit is, as the name suggests, a one-man project masterminded and executed by Norwegian multi-instrumentalist/visual artist Are Mokkelbost. Hard to pigeonhole as far as genre goes, Single Unit's music falls somewhere in between the spastic drum'n'bass of some of Aphex Twin's more aggressive work and the industrial-leaning metal experimentation of fellow Norwegians Red Harvest and Dødheimsgard. For the first Single Unit album, 2001's Family of Forces (released on Norway's Jester Records), Mokkelbost handled all of the songwriting, playing, and production as well as the graphic design, revealing an intensely personal and already strongly developed artistic vision. Mokkelbost also plays in the Oslo-based improv/electronics trio ARM, with whom he has been involved since the mid-'90s.