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2011 3 Nov


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Nils Økland – Hardanger fiddle, violin
Sigbjørn Apeland – Harmonium, Wurlitzer
Øyvind Skarbø – Drums
Pintura is the second album by the original trio 1982. Their eponymous debut LP, released by NORCD in 2008, was one of our absolute favorites that year. On their new album, Pintura, they lift their interaction and experimentation to a new level.
 1982 must be designated as a supergroup within the genre of modern, improvised chamber music. The group’s instrumentation is unusual. As far as we know there is no other ensemble playing improvised music using the combination of harmonium, drums and Hardanger fiddle. This gives 1982 a distinctive sound, but in a purely musical sense, too, the group follows its own path. “We aren’t afraid of moving into a sensitive, harmonic and melancholic landscape. That space is not closed to us,” drummer Øyvind Skarbø says in an interview with the magazine Natt og Dag. Nils Økland says, “I’ve been playing a lot of Balkan music, while Øyvind and Sigbjørn have been travelling around and working with musicians from all over the world. So maybe we have a sense of curiosity and openness as a backdrop when we play.”

(Veröffentlichung in Deutschland: 2. Dezember 2012)


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