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The Adventures of a Polar Expedition

Label: Cowbell Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Nothing but Ice (The adventurous but somewhat sad monotony of unchanging landscapes); Time Piece; The Great Sled Journey (The life and deeds of Knud Rasmussen); The Balloon Launch; Floundering on the Pack Ice; Struggling Homewards, in Good Spirits; Kvitøya, the final destination; Hallucinating Optimism, yet realizing the end; Quitness before Departure; The Legend of Fram; Destination Home; Farewell My Heart, My House; Friendship; The Great Open.

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Hans Ulrik / Benjamin Koppel / Jon Balke / Palle Danielsson / Alex Riel: The Adventures of a Polar Expedition

Read "The Adventures of a Polar Expedition" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


The exploration of arctic landscapes has always fascinated mankind, and both paintings and literature testify to man's longings for the icy unknown. However, few musicians have tried to translate the adventures of the arctic explorers into sound. Danish saxophonist Benjamin Koppel's ambitious The Adventure of a Polar Expedition sets out to right that ...


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