Saturday, April 07, 2018

Slagr - Dirr [Hubro Music]

Scheduled for release via the Norwegian Hubro Music label on April 13th, 2k18 is "Dirr", the latest album outing by the trio named Slagr, consisting of Anna Hytta, Amund Sjølie Sveen and Katrine Schiøtt. Based on an instrument set of classic Hardanger fiddle, vibraphone, tuned glasses and cello the group creates a crystalline take on naturalistic, fragile Ambient introduced by the opening tune "Aur" which is followed by the dreamy, folk'ish, yet enchanted (Neo)Classical-referring "Strimesong" whereas the ever repeating, nervous sequences of "Flimmer" evoke echoes of memories of avantgarde composers like Karlheinz Stockhausen or Steve Reich before "Hel" once again unfolds in an intense, yet mystical and naturalistic way, providing a perfect soundtrack for hours spent wandering through deep, misty forests and along forgotten shores. With "Varle" Slagr's focus shifts towards a soft'n'sweet main motif performed by the vibraphone, slowly embraced by various romantic cello layers, "Eir" re-introduces a seemingly innocent, yet tense Ambient feel like a medieval Field Recording whilst "September" indulges in deep, slightly over the top romanticism and the concluding "Øyr" caters more of a looped, experimental rhythmic foundation for sparse layers of cello play for all fans of the Hubro Music label sound. Not an essential surprise, this, but defo a well suitable addition to the imprints catalogue for sure.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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