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Moskus: Mirakler

Read "Mirakler" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Not every picture paints a thousand words, but some are more symbolic than others. Take the cover of Moskus's new album, which depicts a hip young hiker facing a two-horned beast in the wilderness. But is the animal real, a mere figment, or even an applied image? And what of that rock pile between them, painted ...

Hilde Marie Holsen: Lazuli

Read "Lazuli" reviewed by John Eyles

In May 2015, Norwegian trumpeter and soundscaper Hilde Marie Holsen released her debut recording, Ask, on the Hubro label, to glowing reviews, including an All About Jazz piece that described her as “a natural heir of masters such as Nils Petter Molvaer and Arve Henriksen." While that may seem quite a weight to put on the ...

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Kim Myhr: You / Me

Read "You / Me" reviewed by John Eyles

Although Norwegian guitarist and composer Kim Myhr has been closely associated with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra for several years, his solo albums have steadily been gaining ground since his first solo release All Your Limbs Singing (Sofa, 2014). You / Me is his third solo album, his second on Hubro, following 2016's Bloom. Where Myhr was the ...

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Erlend Apneseth: Ara

Read "Ara" reviewed by Don Phipps

With the album Ara, Norwegian Hardanger fiddler Erlend Apneseth and his trio (drummer Øyvind Hegg-Lunde and guitarist Stephan Meidell) signal a folk music retelling of ancient stories that bring to mind Viking landscapes of ice and snow. Winter is coming -yet the music suggests this winter provides deep and breathtaking introspection amid icy drifts, snow-capped mountains, ...

1982: Chromola

Read "Chromola" reviewed by John Eyles

Remarkably, given that Chromola is only 1982's fifth album release, it also marks the tenth anniversary of the trio's formation. In 2007, drummer Øyvind Skarbø asked fiddler Nils Økland if the two could form a duo to play a concert series Skarbø ran. Økland agreed if they could be joined by keyboardist Sigbjørn Apeland a collaborator ...

Geir Sundstol: Langen ro

Read "Langen ro" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Indeed, there are serene, drifting and stunning passages on this album by longtime Norwegian session musician Geir Sundstol, who after twenty-something years in the business releases only his second solo album, following up Furulund (Hubro, 2015). The accompanying marketing material cites Sundstol as a guitarist and instrument collector, although the CD jacket only lists the musicians, ...

Splashgirl: Hibernation

Read "Hibernation" reviewed by John Eyles

For Hibernation, their fifth Hubro release, Splashgirl retain some of the characteristics that made their recent albums successful, while curtailing others and moving forward into new territory. This album was produced by the renowned American Randall Dunn--producer of Oren Ambarchi, Earth, Six Organs of Admittance, Sunn O)))--who mixed Splashgirl's breakthrough 2011 album Pressure and then successfully ...

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Brutter: Brutter

Read "Brutter" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Brutter is an electronic duo featuring Norwegian brothers. Pianist Christian Wallumrød is known for his acoustic ensemble and the quartet Dans Les Arbres. Both groups released acclaimed albums on the ECM label. Drummer Fredrik Wallumrød is known primarily as a rock or metal musician. On Brutter, Christian abandons the piano and plays on drum machines, synthesizer ...

Huntsville: Pond

Read "Pond" reviewed by John Eyles

Since the Norwegian trio Huntsville first came together in 2006, they have been eclectic enough to keep listeners guessing what to expect next and who they might collaborate with, making each of their album releases an intriguing and exciting event. After their debut album For The Middle Class (Rune Grammofon, 2006) featured the three core players--guitarist ...

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Bly De Blyant: Hindsight Bias

Read "Hindsight Bias" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This genre-leaping international trio is fronted by Norwegian drummer Øyvind Skarbø, and features Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson (TYFT, Jim Black's AlasNoAxis) and Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot, John Zorn). With its second album, the trio's enterprising electro-organic mix proffers a sense of adventure via these compact and disparate pieces, underscored by memorable themes, which is ...