Bishop / Breistein is a Norwegian duo consisting of John Derek Bishop (live-sampling) and Inge Weatherhead Breistein (saxophone). They have released two albums on Jazzland Recordings in 2018 and 2021 that have received good reviews in Germany, Norway, England and USA. Since their first album they have played over fifty concerts in England, Germany, Poland and Norway.
Their music has an electronic-experimental sound and refers to genres such as electronica, nordic jazz, ambience and minimalism. Compositions and larger improvised sections blend together through rhythmic repetition, harmonic textures, ambience and strong melodies.
A majority of the sound is live-samples by Bishop and manipulated on the spot, creating a very live and fresh concert. Bishop records Breistein´s saxophone with various software and hardware and transforms the sound into something new.
“A wonderful album to relax and discover. Mastery!” - 10/10
— FAZE mag (DE)
“A beautifully and slowly evolving album that takes us on a transcendental journey that feels simultaneously unfamiliar, benign and inviting” - 8/10
— FUTURE MUSIC (UK)
“A seductive ambient heat haze of rarefied beauty”
— PROG Magazine (DE)