Tag Archives: Jørgen Træen

ØYWIND TORVUND-THE EXOTICA ALBUM.

Øyvind Torvund-The Exotica Album. Label: Hubro Music. With some albums, nothing is as at seems as a myriad of disparate sounds assail the listener leaving them wondering what was that I heard? It was, wasn’t it? Surely not? It was. This argument rages on as they contemplate the music that they’ve just heard. That is …

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BUILDING INSTRUMENT-MANGELEN MIN.

Building Instrument-Mangelen Min. Label: Hubro Music  Ten years ago, Building Instrument was formed in 2008, by Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Øyvind Hegg-Lunde and Åsmund Weltzien in Bergen, Norway, with a view to making electronic music. It wasn’t long before Building Instrument decided to change direction. After a musical rethink, Building Instrument settled on a very different …

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MOSTER!-STATES OF MIND.

Moster!-States Of Mind.  Label: Hubro Music. In March 2015, Norwegian supergroup Moster! released their third album third album When You Cut Into The Present to widespread critical  acclaim and hailed as a career defining release. Now three years later and Moster! return with their much-anticipated fourth album States Of Mind which has just been released on Hubro …

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ELEPHANT9-GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.

Elephant9-Greatest Show On Earth. Label: Rune Grammofon. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums with legendary Swedish guitarist Reine Fiske, a new chapter began for Elephant9 in October 2017 as they began work on their fifth studio album Greatest Show On Earth at Studio Paradiso. This was the first album that the core trio of Elephant9 …

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SUSANNE SUNDFOR-MUSIC FOR PEOPLE IN TROUBLE.

Susanne Sundfør-Music For People In Trouble. Label: Bella Union. Although Susanne Sundfør only embarked upon a musical career in 2005, the thirty-one year old is already one of Norway’s most successful singer, songwriter and producers. Her last four studio albums have topped the Norwegian charts, including her recently released fifth album Music For People In …

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MOSTER!-WHEN YOU CUT INTO THE PRESENT.

MOSTER!-WHEN YOU CUT INTO THE PRESENT. Ever since they made their debut at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in 2010, Norwegian supergroup Møster!’s star has been in the ascendancy. So much so, that Møster! are now regarded as one of the biggest bands in the Nordic music scene. That’s quite a feat. Especially since Norway has …

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STEIN URHEIM AND MARI KVIEN BRUNVOLL-FOR INDIVIDUALS FACING THE TEROR OF COSMIC LONELINESS.

STEIN URHEIM AND MARI KVIEN BRUNVOLL-FOR INDIVIDUALS FACING THE TEROR OF COSMIC LONELINESS. Forty years ago, it wasn’t unusual for an album to be recorded in four days. The only way to record an album, was in a recording studio. This  cost money. So, the only bands able to record an album, were those signed …

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SPACE MONKEY-THE KARMAN LINE.

SPACE MONKEY-THE KARMAN LINE. Over the last few years, Gard Nilssen has gained a reputation as one of Norway’s top drummers. He also deserves to be described as an innovator. Anyone whose heard Gard’s work with Astro Sonic, Puma, The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Susanne Sunfor’s band will realise realise this. Then there’s the six …

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STEIN URHEIM-STEIN URHEIM.

STEIN URHEIM-STEIN URHEIM. Last year, 2013, Stein Urheim’s collaboration with Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Daydream Twin was nominated for a Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy Award. No wonder. Over the last few years, Stein has established a reputation as one of Norwegian music’s most innovative artists. The story begins back in 2009. That’s when …

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