He was first recognised by a broader
audience in the experimental jazz band Puma, with whom he released four albums.
The soloalbum Pitch Black Star Spangled (2010) and the duo album Didimoy Dreams with Sidsel Endresen
earned Westerhus international recognition.
With his new album Amputation,
Stian Westerhus has shown himself once again to be a man obsessed with the
possibilities of noise and melody, the vulnerability of the artificial versus
the indomitable spirit of the flesh. It’s a tone poem for a post-technological
age, but more importantly, it’s a difficult album that’s strangely easy to