Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Hard on the heels of Lumen Drones, his distortion-saturated collaboration with rock players in comes the next fine album from Norway's Hardanger fiddle master - a quieter but richly creative musical proposal. As ěkland says: "Over the years I have moved between a wide range of genres. In early baroque music - another musical style I let myself be inspired by - it was common to have sketches as the basis for making new music. In this band we work with methods influenced by this."
Personnel: Nils Okland (violin, hardanger fiddle, viola d'amore); Rolf-Erik Nystrom (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Sigbjorn Apeland (harmonium); Håkon Stene (vibraphone, percussion); Mats Eilertsen (double bass).
Recording information: Hoff Church Ostre Toten, Norway (06/2012).
Photographer: Ellen Ane Eggen.