Saturday, August 27, 2011
Slagr is a Norwegian trio with Anne Hytta (hardanger fiddle), Sigrun Eng (cello) and Amund Sjølie Sveen (vibraphone).
They play modern folk music, and released the album "Straum, stille" (Ozella Music 2011) this spring. The album title (Straum = flow, stream, stille= still, quiet, tranquil) and track titles like "First frost", "Quiet rain" and "Drifting out of sleep", describe the music very well. We hear slow flowing and dream like soundscapes, and it is oh, so beautiful!
Anne Hytta composed most of the music, but there are probably room for improvisations here too.
Put it on your record shelf next to albums by Sigbjørn Apeland, Nils Økland and 1982. Nils Økland produced "Straum, stille". You may shop over at Ozella, but I still can not find it at eMusic or iTunes.
I will make place on my shelf for their first album ("Solaris", NorCD 2007) too.
Cover: Arvid Sveen/Amund Sjølie Sveen.