Maranata are the duo of Dag Stiberg and Jon Wesseltoft. Blending harsh electronics and saxophone into an ear-melting noise assault, they have been a fixture of Oslo, Norway’s underground scene for decades, often collaborating with Lasse Marhaug. On Dry Lungs Maranata will satisfy the most masochistic of listeners. Comparisons could be made to Borbetomagus or Wasteland Jazz Unit, but Maranata is very much its own thing. The electronics are far more prominent, and interact perfectly with the flailing saxophone that stabs repeatedly through the noise. A perfect sonic whirlwind that will leave smoking tape decks in its wake.