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.

Hexvessel - No Holier Temple (2012) {Svart Records SVR150}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 7, 2017
Hexvessel - No Holier Temple (2012) {Svart Records SVR150}

Hexvessel - No Holier Temple (2012) {Svart Records SVR150}
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© 2012 Svart Records | SVR150
Folk Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Nordic Folk / Psychedelic Folk / Finland

Anything can happen, as Hexvessel’s music conveys awe towards the power of nature, but at the same time none of us is really in sync with its rhythm, neither understands fully the shadows behind trees and murmurs in grass. Hexvessel is one of those bands that seem to be from 1972 rather than 2012. However, it’s not just banal nostalgia. All the 11 songs making up the 56-minute album move in familiar paths – prog rock, psychedelia, folk. In spite of it all, Hexvessel seems to say that we CANNOT remember everything linearly, our world is full of flukes and to go back and start over on a clean slate is not possible.
Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works 1936-2000 (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works 1936-2000
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111:46 min | 124 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017

In his later years often described as the grand old man of Finnish modernism, Erik Bergman (1911-2006) was among the first in Finland to use compositional methods such as twelve-tone technique, serial music, choral Sprechgesang and aleatory counterpoint. His specialty was choral music, and a large part of his huge production involves a choir in some form. This recording focuses primarily on his works for mixed choir that have not appeared on disc before, and gives a broad picture of his production for the medium over a period of more than 60 years.

Hexvessel - Dawnbearer (2011) {Svart Records SVR045}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 4, 2017
Hexvessel - Dawnbearer (2011) {Svart Records SVR045}

Hexvessel - Dawnbearer (2011) {Svart Records SVR045}
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© 2011 Svart Records | SVR045
Folk Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Nordic Folk / Psychedelic Folk / Finland

Hexvessel is a psychedelic folk-rock band from Finland that was founded by Englishman Mat McNerney after he moved to Helsinki in 2009. Fusing late 60s and early 70s English folk/psych with Finnish nature mysticism, they play a witches brew of heavy, tripped-out atmospherics and hypnotic paeans. Their debut album Dawnbearer, which is now considered an occult folk classic, garnered rave reviews from the media and fans alike, making it to the top of many people’s Best of 2011 lists.