Wang, Ellen Andrea - Diving

This is the 1st solo album by the wonderful and wonderfully talented bassist and singer/songwriter Ellen Andrea Wang, known to most of you as the leader of the Norwegian band Pixel.

This is really nothing like Pixel, but you can certainly tell it's Ellen!

"Ellen Andrea Wang, described as one of the greatest talents on the Norwegian music scene, now debuts as a solo artist with the album Diving on the record label Propeller Recordings. Wang has recently distinguished herself as an inventive artist, blending genres in new and unprecedented ways and she recently joined drum legend Manu Katché band. Wang is the leader of the band Pixel who have achieved great national and international success and acclaim, even winning an award at UK Music Video Awards for Wang's composition Call Me.

At age 23, she took over the bassist role in the concept of Norwegian Song with Dag Arnesen and Pål Thowsen, who toured extensively in both Europe and Asia. Wang has collaborated with musicians like Marilyn Mazur, Jon Balke, Tore Brunborg and she has played on over 20 records. With her debut album Diving the 28 years old bass player plunges into the roles as a solo artist, bassist, singer, songwriter and producer, all at once. Her trio includes some of Norway's most talented musicians; Andreas Ulvo (Mathias Eick) on keys and Erland Dahlen (Nils Petter Molvær, Pale Horeses) on drums, who put their personal signature on the material.

Diving has a tasteful blend of jazz and pop elements, and Wang manages to balance the lyrical with the rough, the acoustic with the electric and creating an urban sound with a traditional configuration; bass, drums and piano. The song "Follow Me" is an example of Wang luring people into more candid jazz through build-up and vocal based melody lines."

  • LabelPropeller
  • UPC7070637506117
Your Price $16.00

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