Henriksen, Arve - Strjon

Unique ambient-ish album from the trumpeter of Supersilent which consists of tapes he started recording at the age of 16, which include improvisations, electronic sequences, etc., which he took in the present day and reworked with himself on trumpet, voice, keyboards and electronics), Stale Storlokken (keyboards) and Helge Sten (guitars, bow). It doesn't sound anything like Jon Hassell or Harold Budd, but they are things you could compare it to.

"On his third and quite brilliant new album, ”Strjon”, Arve Henriksen is joined by his Supersilent colleagues Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken. Sten has also produced the album. ”Strjon” brings together the various sides of Henriksen, from the zen-like solo pieces of his debut album ”Sakuteiki” to the open-ended melancholia of ”Chiaroscuro” and dark, brooding lyricism of Supersilent. ”Strjon” is the mediaeval name of Arve´s hometown Stryn on the westcoast of Norway, referring to a streaming river or water. The nature around Stryn is fantastic and the changes between winter and summer are quite drastic, from crashing avalanches in steep mountains to calm beauty and majestic tranquility. Some of the music dates back to sketches made by a young Arve Henriksen in these surroundings, later worked on by both Arve himself and Helge Sten."
  • LabelRune Grammofon
Your Price $17.00

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