ERLEND APNESETH, STEIN URHEIM, ANJA LAUVDA, HANS HULB KMO - FRAGMENTARIUM [CD]
Cat. no: HUBROCD2629
Release Date: 30th October 2020
Here, a kind of experimental Nordic supergroup made up of Stein Urheim, AnjaLauvdal, Hans Hulb kmo, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson and Ida L vli Hidle,
plus Apneseth himself, adapts a series of the leader’s original compositions into often wild and spontaneous-sounding arrangements where improvisation remains absolutely key to the overall group feel.
Recorded, mixed, mastered and co-produced once again by J rgen Tr en, who conveys a wonderfully transparent sense of immediacy and clarity to the sound, ‘Fragmentarium’ is a suitably live-sounding document of a very ‘live’ music-making process.
“This project was originally commissioned for the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in 2019”, says Erlend Apneseth. “As I was free to choose what I wanted to do, I knew I wanted to work with a new ensemble, as an experiment to make my music go in new directions. Some of the musicians I had worked with in other bands or on other occasions, some of them I met musically for the first time. Most importantly, they all have in common a very open-minded approach to music and have inspired me with their work on previous occasions, so this was really a dream-team gathering for me.”
Guitarist Stein Urheim is a staple of the Hubo label with a string of solo and group recordings to his name; Anja Lauvdal (piano, synth, electronics), is wellknown for her role in the trio Moskus and the large ensemble Skadedyr, plus
several other projects; drummer and multi-instrumentalist Hans Hulb kmo, and
bassist Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson, both play with Lauvdal in both Moskus and Skadedyr. All three studied on the Jazz Program at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium.
Accordionist Ida L vli Hidle, who works internationally in classical chamber-music contexts as well as folk and jazz, is another Trondheim graduate, and also a member of Skadedyr. She studied with Frode Haltli at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Tracks: Gangar / Du Fallande Jord / Fragmentarium / Gruvene / No, Etterpa / Det Morknar / Omkved