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Jo Berger Myhre & Ólafur Björn Ólafsson: Lanzarote

Read "Lanzarote" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

A testament to water and fire, Lanzarote is the fourth largest island in the Canary archipelago. In the 1960s, tourism was encouraged there at all costs, elements of which survive in Brit-pubs and karaoke bars on the waterfront at Puerto del Carmen. But the island's moon-like terrain has more recently lured visitors seeking yoga and yurts, ...

Silent Fires

An unconventional quartet initiated in Oslo, Silent Fires reunites four young emerging talents from the European improvised music scene: singer Karoline Wallace (Øra Fonogram), trumpeter Hilde Marie Holsen (Hubro Records), violinist Håkon Aase (ECM Records) and composer-pianist Alessandro Sgobbio (Umbria Jazz Contest winner). Their cross-genre intermixture of lyrics and acoustic-electronic fragments, merged into written and improvised soundscapes, investigates the theme of spirituality in its multiple meanings. Silent Fires performs and improvises on stage with contemporary dancer Synne Garvik, offering a multi-art experience of improvised music and realtime choreography. “Forests” (AMP Records) will be officially presented with release concerts in France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Portugal.

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Mats Eilertsen: Reveries and Revelations

Read "Reveries and Revelations" reviewed by John Eyles

In rock music, the heyday of “and friends" albums (Leon Russell or Eric Clapton releases for examples) seems long past; on such records, the headliner was joined by a famous star names on different tracks, their presence helping to attract publicity and boost sales. The last hooray of the genre probably came with charity recordings such ...

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Skydive Trio: Sun Sparkle

Read "Sun Sparkle" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Norwegian guitarist Thomas Dahl's primary project is the Skydive Trio with bassist Mats Eilertsen and drummer Olavi Louhivuouri. The trio is an off-shoot of a quintet of the same name that includes tenor saxophonist Tore Brunborg and pianist Alexi Tuomarila. Sun Sparkle is the second release from the smaller group whose sound, like the album title, ...

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Skydive Trio: Sun Sparkle

Read "Sun Sparkle" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

There are parts of Norway where the sun hardly sets for months on end. It stays bright all night and dawn is never dark. The essence of this strange polar light finds its way into Sun Sparkle, the second album from Norwegian act Skydive Trio. Its predecessor, Sun Moee, also referenced our great burning star, which ...