Det Skandaløse Orkester (The Scandalous Orchestra), is a satirical music group from Bergen, Norway. Since 2011 they have garnered a reputation for being an exceptional live band with a lot of energy, humour and antics. They have played on big festivals like nattjazz, humorfest, Zappa Union.
The album title on their debut album “NO HAR DE LAGET SKANDALE IGJEN!” is based on a typical catchphrase in the Norwegian media and tabloids. An english translation of this would be something like “Yet another scandal!”
Their main influence is the music of Frank Zappa, something which becomes clear when you hear this exotic blend of musical madness and inappropriate blending of genres. Other important references are Yes, Pink Floyd and music from cartoons, all of which reveals the ambitions of the music itself and the level of musicianship within the band.
More about the lyrics and concepts behind “NO HAR DE LAGET SKANDALE IGJEN”:
The album functions as a social commentary on how the media and the society we live in perceive and react to people who don’t fit into the mainstream. The lyrics make a point on how easily we transform a small and seemingly insignificant event into a scandal of epic proportions in the media. This is exemplified in stories about various public figures that in some way or another have felt the mercilessness of being scrutinised in the media.