Gothenburg based How is a fraction of the big band Militanta Jazzmusiker that made it's debut a couple of years ago. The spirit of the music is somewhat the same: this is no music for cowards. How gives us a hard boiled punk-jazz with no dead moments, not a note too much and - more than that - not a note too little. The fact that all the band members grew up in typical Swedish working-class towns gives the music a harsh character of it's own. Northern Darkness is a biting attack on the impudent economic and political elite and adds some fresh air to the constantly more musty and streamlined music business.