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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, ...

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Punkt Festival 2016

Read "Punkt Festival 2016" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norway
September, 3-5, 2016

Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, is a small, informal festival of internationally high artistic reputation and esteem. It takes place during the first week of September. Founded in 2005 its 12th edition as usual presented a wide range of musical performances and ...

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Nutshell e Nattjazz 2016

Read "Nutshell e Nattjazz 2016" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Visitare Bergen in maggio è sempre un terno al lotto: il clima, spesso piovoso, condiziona l'umore, ma quando è il sole ad accoglierti, l'incanto è assicurato. È da qualche anno che mancavo da Bergen e non facevo visita all'USF (United Sardine Factory), antica fabbrica di sardine convertita in tempio della cultura di quella città, e come ...

Velkro: Don't Wait for the Revolution

Read "Don't Wait for the Revolution" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

In comune hanno un background profondamente radicato nel folklore della propria terra, poi poco altro. A cominciare dalla nazionalità -Bostjan Simon è sloveno, Stephan Meidell norvegese e Luis Candeias portoghese -proseguendo con gli interessi musicali che spaziano dall'hip hop al noise, dal rock alternativo all'elettronica e al jazz.

La sfida di Velkro, questo ...

Building Instrument: Building Instrument

Read "Building Instrument" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Norwegian trio Building Instrument has taken its time to record its debut album. The Bergen-based trio--featuring vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mari Kvien Brunvoll, known for her duo with guitarist Stein Urheim, who previously produced two acclaimed albums, Daydream Community and Daydream Twin (both on Jazzland, 2011 and 2013) and her self-titled solo album (also on Jazzland, ...

Stephan Meidell: Cascades

Read "Cascades" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian, Bergen-based guitarist Stephan Meidell--known as a member of the experimental-improvising trio Cakewalk (Wired and Transfixed, Hubro, 2012 and 2013)--solo debut puts him in the same league of other Norwegian guitarists as Eivind Aarset and Stian Westerhus who redefined and re-conceptualized the role of the electric guitar.

The Cascades project began in ...