Nils Okland Band Kjolvatan

Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) {ECM 2383}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 16, 2016
Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) {ECM 2383}

Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) {ECM 2383}
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Nordic Folk

Norwegian Hardanger fiddle specialist Nils Okland has a broad range of musical interests, as illustrated by his eclectic discography. His solo album Monograph (ECM, 2011) spotlighted his lyrical, folkloric side; Lysøen—Hommage à Ole Bull (ECM, 2011) with keyboardist Sigbjorn Apeland payed tribute to the Norwegian classical tradition; Lumen Drones (ECM, 2014) found him making trance music with two rock musicians; and the recent Felt Like Old Folk (Smeraldina-Rima, 2016) collaboration with the Belgian duo Linus was almost completely improvised. He was also a member of Thomas Stronen's "Time is a Blind Guide" band, although he does not appear on the recording.

Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Sept. 13, 2015
Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Nils Økland Band - Kjølvatn (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 49:23 minutes | 567 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The idiosyncratic Norwegian musician Nils Økland (fiddle / violin / viola d'amore) has had a diverse career. On this sixth album "Kjølvatn" he has put together a brand new band consisting of some of the leading musicians in Norway: Rolf-Erik Nystrom (saxophone), Sigbjørn Apeland (harmonium), Håkon Mørch Stene (percussion), Mats Eilertsen (double bass).

Nils Okland - Monograph (2009) {ECM 2069}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 22, 2016
Nils Okland - Monograph (2009) {ECM 2069}

Nils Okland - Monograph (2009) {ECM 2069}
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© 2009 ECM Records | ECM 2069
Jazz / Nordic Folk / Contemporary Jazz / Chamber Jazz / Fringes of Jazz

First ECM solo album from the Norwegian violinist who has gained many friends for his work with the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble. Økland’s solo music is strongly inspired by the rich Norwegian fiddle tradition and its freedom, variation and individuality, yet what he plays is not purely ‘folk music’ rather a reinvention of folk forms, with free improvisation and contemporary composition also powerful influences. The ‘personality’ of the instruments themselves is also an inspiration: on “Monograph” Økland makes the most of the ‘drone’ qualities of the viola d’amore and the Hardanger fiddle (he plays both old and modern models) as well as an old violin from 1700, in a recital of subtle and melodic invention.

Nils Økland Band - Kjølvatn (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 10, 2015
Nils Økland Band - Kjølvatn (2015)

Nils Økland Band - Kjølvatn (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:18 min | 117 MB
Genre: Jazz, World | Label: ECM

Hard on the heels of his critically-lauded – and distortion-saturated – collaboration with rock players in Lumen Drones comes the next fine album from Norway’s Hardanger fiddle master. His new band makes a quieter but richly creative musical proposal. All the musicians are well-known in diverse contexts. Mats Eilertsen’s elegant bass has been heard on ECM recordings with Tord Gustavsen, Trygve Seim, Wolfert Brederode and Jacob Young. Håkon Stene is a Norwegian contemporary classical percussionist of distinction. Harmonium player Sigbjørn Apeland collaborated with Økland previously on Lysøen – Hommage à Ole Bul.
Nils Okland / Sigbjorn Apeland - Lysoen - Hommage A Ole Bull (2011) {ECM 2179} [Re-Up]

Nils Okland / Sigbjorn Apeland - Lysoen - Hommage A Ole Bull (2011) {ECM 2179}
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Genre: Classical

Nils Økland and Sigbjørn Apeland are the first musicians to record an album at Lysøen, the Norwegian island home of iconic violinist-composer Ole Bull (1810-1880). For years they have explored Ole Bull’s musical landscapes with open minds, and found inspiration to develop their own ideas. In this recording they have chosen to emphasise the contemplative elements in Ole Bull’s music. The album presents partly the performers’ own arrangements and improvisations based on tunes that Bull performed, and partly new compositions inspired by Ole Bull.

Nils Okland - Lumen Drones (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 29, 2014
Nils Okland - Lumen Drones (2014)

Nils Okland - Lumen Drones (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50:00 min | 115 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

The Norwegian instrumental trio Lumen Drones call themselves a "psychedelic drone band." The lineup pairs Norway's celebrated Hardanger fiddle player Nils Økland with guitarist Per Steinar Lie and drummer Ørjan Haaland of the Low Frequency in Stereo. The Hardanger is a traditional Norwegian folk instrument made of thinner wood than a violin. Four of its strings are set in standard tuning while four more are "sympathetic" or "understrings" — i.e. passive droning ones. Though the group claims Durutti Column and the Velvet Underground in their pool of influences, the one not listed is the one impossible not to hear: Australia's Dirty Three.
Nils Okland / Sigbjorn Apeland - Lysoen - Hommage A Ole Bull (2011) {ECM 2179}

Nils Okland / Sigbjorn Apeland - Lysoen - Hommage A Ole Bull (2011) {ECM 2179}
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Genre: Classical

Nils Økland and Sigbjørn Apeland are the first musicians to record an album at Lysøen, the Norwegian island home of iconic violinist-composer Ole Bull (1810-1880). For years they have explored Ole Bull’s musical landscapes with open minds, and found inspiration to develop their own ideas. In this recording they have chosen to emphasise the contemplative elements in Ole Bull’s music. The album presents partly the performers’ own arrangements and improvisations based on tunes that Bull performed, and partly new compositions inspired by Ole Bull.

Moskus - Ulv Ulv (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Moskus - Ulv Ulv (2016)

Moskus - Ulv Ulv
Jazz, Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, artwork | 43:59 min | 256 MB
Label: Hubro | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

The piano trio Moskus was nominated for two Spellemannspriser (Norwegian Grammies) for the debut album, 'Salmesykkel', and garnered rave reviews for their follow-up record, 'Mestertyven'. On their eagerly awaited third album Moskus have expanded both their soundscape and their collection of instruments.
Maria Kalaniemi & Timo Alakotila - Akero (2011) {Akero Records AKEROCD011}

Maria Kalaniemi & Timo Alakotila - Akero (2011) {Akero Records AKEROCD011}
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© 2011 Åkerö Records | ÅKERÖCD011
Folk / Nordic Folk / Finland

Though Finnish master musicians Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila both play in many bands, something remarkable happens when they strip the music down to duets. The chemistry between the two emerges, creating a sound that is incredibly warm and intimate. On Åkerö — their first album as a duo since 2001’s Ambra — Kalaniemi (free-bass, five-row, button accordion) and Alakotila (pianist best known for his work with JPP) play like one musician. Their intricate arrangements showcase a wide dynamic range, from bold climaxes to subtle pauses. There’s probably no better example of this than the title track. It opens the album with the accordion playing both melody and counter melody as Alakotila’s piano enters almost imperceptibly, slowly growing in intensity. The music crescendos and decrescendos, continually and dramatically changing direction but always returning to the anchor of the opening melodies — all in a stunning five minutes.

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Trance Frendz (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 16, 2016
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Trance Frendz (2016) [TR24][OF]

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Trance Frendz
Modern Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 37:26 min | 715 MB | Front Cover
Label: Erased Tapes | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Since 2012 Erased Tapes peers Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm have spent many hours together in their studios across Berlin and Reykjavik, freely improvising and occasionally capturing the music for their fans. The duo's sound is an astoundingly rich, tonally pure example of synth-driven experimentation, conceived and performed by two prolific collaborators.