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Jenny Hval & Susanna: Meshes of Voice

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After winning the Spellemannpris (Norwegian Grammy) for her first release on the fledgling Susanna Sonata label, the career-defining collaboration with Ensemble neoN, The Forester (2013), singer Susanna resists the urge to repeat herself by moving on to even more experimental territory with Meshes of Voice, this time together with fellow Norwegian vocalist Jenny Hval--a collaboration that, ...

Stein Urheim: Stein Urheim

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Things are looking up for Bergen-based Stein Urheim, a musician who, on the basis of Stein Urheim--his second release on Hubro after the vinyl/download-only Kosmolodi (2012) and third as a leader following his 2009 debut, Three Sets of Music--seems interested in just about anything with strings...and a few without. Beyond his own career, which includes work ...

sPacemoNkey: The Karman Line

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According to Wikipedia, the Kármán Line ..."lies at an altitude of 100 kilometres (62 mi) above the Earth's sea level, and commonly represents the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space." It's as good a name as any for the debut album from sPacemoNkey, a collaboration by two of Norway's most impressive and increasingly influential musicians, ...

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Vossa Jazz 2014

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Vossa Jazz
Voss, Norway
April 11-14, 2014

Vossa Jazz: a jazz festival that's about more than just jazz, an event that takes place at the same point in the calendar every year but not on the same days, a place to celebrate hundreds of years of musical tradition and to ...

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Susanna and Ensemble neoN: The Forester

Read "The Forester" reviewed by John Kelman

It's strange how a single event can change--or, at least, appear to change--an artist's direction, transporting it to a place previously seeming unreachable or, at the very least, unexpected. Prior to the surprise of 2012's sublime If Grief Could Wait (ECM), Norwegian singer Susanna Karolina Wallumrød was largely splitting her time. On one hand, there were ...

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Susanna: Flower of Evil

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Though it's now de rigueur to interpret material that, on the surface at least, hasn't got a lot going for it, Norwegian singer Susanna Wallumrod has, in addition to her own compelling songwriting, managed to find the fullest depth of experience in music by artists ranging from the more credible Leonard Cohen and Sandy Denny to ...

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Susanna: Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos

Read "Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos" reviewed by John Kelman

Leaving behind the imaginative covers of artists including Leonard Cohen, Sandy Denny and Bob Dylan on Melody Mountain (Rune Grammofon, 2006)--by her collaborative duo Susanna and the Magical Orchestra with keyboardist Morten Qvenild of In the Country--Susanna Wallumrod goes the singer/songwriter route with her first album as a solo artist, Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos. It's a ...