Friday, February 25, 2022

Benedicte Maurseth - Harr [Hubro Music]

Scheduled for release on February 25th, 2k22 - a.k.a. actually today - is "Harr", the latest album outing thought up and composed by Benedicte Maurseth. Released once again via Hubro Music the Norwegian composer, alongside selected collaborators and guest musicians, presents a new body of work rolled out over nine tracks and roughly 44 minutes total playtime, pairing her instrument of choice, the hardanger fiddle, played in a scenic, yet naturalistic way, with tender electronics and echoes of echoes of (Neo)Classical Chamber Music as well as Field Recordings captured in the mountains, hills and woods of the Hardanger region in Norway, Spoken Word fragments recorded alongside what seem to be trickling modular background textures - and cowbells (!) -, beautifully executed takes on melancholia ("Eidfryder") and even some things for Folk- x NordicFolk-focused open air dancefloors (a.k.a. meadows) like the albums opener "Harr" just to name a few. Defo one to love for all fans and followers of contemporary Nordic music.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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