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HITRA

HITRA plays imaginative original music and improvisations. Born at the Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, the band reunites four artists who have extensively investigated contemporary art forms: {{m: Hilmar Jensson = 23269}} (guitar), {{m: Alessandro Sgobbio = 53650}} (piano, compositions), {{m: Jo Berger Myhre = 121824}} (bass) and {{m: Øyvind Skarbø = 28781}} (drums). Inspired by a Norwegian county which covers hundred islands, islets and skerries, Hitra creates a genre-fluid journey into lost and hidden places. Debut album Transparence has been released on February 19, 2021 under AMP Music & Records.

Album

Transparence

Label: Amp Music & Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Lebtit; Sêtu; Künftiges; The Perfect Light Of Sandstad; Cité Des Poètes; Labtayt; To See Was To Be; Lebenslauf.

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Article: Album Review

Hilmar Jensson: Transparence

Read "Transparence" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Given that not one of the eight tracks definingTransparence, the darkly compelling debut from Norway's Hitra, runs longer than six minutes, the quartet covers a lot of ground. Like a ticket out of isolation, Transparence transports your homebound head to the grey expanse of Northern Atlantic skies. Billowing by design, their clouds of music make you ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Alessandro Sgobbio: la musica come viaggio verso sé stessi

Read "Alessandro Sgobbio: la musica come viaggio verso sé stessi" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


Non capita spesso di potersi confrontare con musicisti dal profondo livello culturale e dalla caratura internazionale di Alessandro Sgobbio. A pochi mesi dall'uscita di Transparence, disco d'esordio del quartetto Hitra, abbiamo avuto la fortuna di poter discutere con il pianista di origini pugliesi dei temi e delle idee all'origine dei suoi progetti passati, presenti e futuri, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roxana Amed, Francesco Chiapperini, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hitra & Other New Releases

Read "Roxana Amed, Francesco Chiapperini, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hitra & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The return of Garage a Trois to its original line-up (Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Stanton Moore) kicks off a show featuring plenty of new and upcoming releases delivering good energy, adventure, sophistication and dreams of wide open spaces. A special mention for the upcoming album by Argentinean singer Roxana Amed which confirms her as unique voice on ...

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Article: Album Review

Hitra: Transparence

Read "Transparence" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


Immaginiamo un'isola chiamata Hitra, circondata da infinite altre isole e scogliere, e percossa dai gelidi venti del Mar di Norvegia, che si insinuano fra le barche e nelle case dei pescatori, tagliano i volti dei pochi vecchi abitanti del luogo, fino a infrangersi contro i monumentali fiordi secolari. “Isola," dal latino “terra insula," a sua volta ...


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