RYMDEN - New Single - Terminal One
This the sound of three jazztronauts, co-ordinates set, and ignition-ready. RYMDEN keep re-evaluating and reinventing their approaches to the piano trio format, and here we find them swinging in unexpected time signatures, firing a trail of dub sparks, evoking jazz trios of the past in a post-electronic universe, and always staying true to their own trajectory.
"Terminal One" is the first single from their forthcoming new album "Spacesailors".
Juno - New Single - Jupiter
"Jupiter" is one of the first songs JUNO made, and with its acoustic sound it represents the very core of the band. The song takes on a turbulent love affair on the planet Jupiter, where emotions and thoughts are influenced by the untamed environment. Jealousy and frustration trigger the storm that brings the listener on a long journey; from melody and vocal improvisation moving through a chaotic soundscape with energetic accompaniment and cutting cluster sounds to party with double double vocals and trioform saxophone. The song finally lands in a brief and melodic ballad that finds the tranquility of finally leaving the planet.
- Thea Ellingsen Grant
Sharqant - New Album - Sharqant
Sharqant release their eponymous debut on OKWorld Records!
Founded by Manar Alhashemi, the group met with Knut Reiersrud and Håkon Kornstad in Bergen, and recorded over a two day session.
The majority of songs are based on Egyptian, Iranian and Syrian texts and melodies, some of which are well-known standards in Arabic cultures. One track, "Kråkevise", is Norwegian, and another, "Friheten", is an ensemble improvisation. The group dynamics flow and unfold evenly, undulating rather than soaring and diving, working with tension and release in a fluid rather than solid angular way.