Released 5th of May in Norway
2nd of June WW:
Arve Henriksen is a major representative of a golden generation of Norwegian jazz musicians. This is his ninth solo album (eight on Rune Grammfon and one on ECM), he has also released a dozen albums as a founder member of Supersilent and appears on well over a hundred records by artists like David Sylvian, Jon Balke, Trygve Seim, Imogen Heap, Arild Andersen and many more. With "Towards Language" trumpeter Arve Henriksen is back with his trusted long time musical partners Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Arve first collaborated with the pair on the much loved and highly praised "Chiaroscuro" (2004), Arve´s second album, and later on "Cartography" (ECM 2008) and "Places Of Worship" (2013). Also an important part of the line-up is Eivind Aarset, the ECM associated guitarist extraordinaire.
The white vinyl edition comes in a quantity of only 100.
It´s about time that one of the absolute classics in our catalogue is finally available as a separate vinyl edition (it can also be found in the Solidification box set). Originally released in 2004, "Chiaroscuro" was Arve´s second solo album, it was hailed by critics everywhere and remains one of our most popular releases. Here are some quotes from back then:
If music is measured solely on its spiritual impact, then ”Chiaroscuro” is clearly a strong contender for album of the year. Allaboutjazz (US)
A profound and singularly moving statement. BBC Online (UK)
Certainly, this beautiful CD is the first recording to make me cry in a very long time.
It's an extraordinary record now squatting my cd machine like a gentle dogkicker. Beautiful. Straight No Chaser (UK)
One of the most telling and significant records in new Norwegian music in a long time. Dagsavisen (NO)
I haven´t heard music this beautiful in a long time. A complete, organic, focused expression from beginning to end. 6/6. VG (NO)
new releases :
Over several summers Trio Mediaeval and trumpeter Arve Henriksen spent many days together by the beautiful Dalsfjorden on the Norwegian west coast, and it was there that most of the music for this recording was born. Fascinated and inspired by Icelandic sagas, beautiful chants, folk songs, religious hymns and fiddle tunes, the quartet has arranged a unique set of songs where improvisation, mediaeval and traditional music from Iceland, Norway and Sweden meet the present. Henriksen has often performed with Trio Mediaeval in live settings – and the singers and trumpeter appear on Sinikka Langeland’s recent record The Magical Forest – but Rímur is their first extensive collaboration on disc. It was recorded in February 2016 at Munich’s Himmelfahrtskirche, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Eg gjekk ned til denne fjorden
Kjartan Hatløy tekstlesing, reading his own poetry
Arve Henriksen trompet, stemme / voice elektronikk / electronics
Erlend Apneseth hardingfele / Hardanger fiddle
Anna Maria Friman stemme / voice
Now available digital download: Download here
Duo album with Terje Isungset
Coming releases 2018:
Gabriel Fliflet tba
Janne Marks "Pilgrim" on Act February 2018
Other recent releases:
2nd of June 2017
LP, CD and digital.
" Chiaroscuro " on vinyl
Lars Danielsson " Libretto III "
soon to be released on Act
Album with Chris Mapp´s Gonimoblast
Release on ESB records
Ellen Bødtker " Jeg Ser "
Released on Arve Music 21st of November 2016:
Collaboration with poet Kjartan Hatløy
Photos by Oddleiv Apneseth
Released on Smalltown Supersound
on the 30th of September 2016:
Released on ECM on the 2nd of September 2016:
Atmospheres with Tigran Hamasyan,
Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang
Released in September 2016
Phil Clemo Dream Maps
Released on ECM in August 2016:Sinikka Langeland The Magical Forest
Released on Mengi Records
on the 5th of June 2016:
Trio collaboration " Saumur "
with Hilmar Jensson and Skuli Sverrisson
Released on Rat Records 15th of May 2016:
"Lomahongva" Warped Dreamer
Released on Losen Records Nov 2015:
Ellen Bødtker: "Sommeren der ute"
with Ellen Bødtker, Jan Erik Vold and Eirik Raudehttp://www.losenrecords.no/news/ellen-bodtker-jan-erik-vold
Terje Isungset "Meditations"
New Release on Isungset´s All Ice Records.
A UNIQUE RECORDING
World of Glass is a recording where all instruments are made out of glass. 15 glass artists worked on creating instruments for two years and the result is a completely new world of sounds, art & music - melted together in one expression. And there are some delightfully unexpected glass sounds featured on this recording...
Arve Henriksen: glass horns / Terje Isungset: glass percussion.
Available on itunes and Spotify from the 22nd of October 2014
Release Concert in Umeå on the 24th of October
LUCA VITALI : IL SUONO DEL NORD