Håkon Storm´s new album to come in February 2014
Fosfor is Håkon Storm’s sixth release under his own name. As a guitarist he works in the interface between an exploratory, expressive playing style, melodious lines and poetic sound surfaces. Fosfor is a new, exciting journey in landscapes that Håkon Storm is unique in creating. The use of a variety of acoustic and electric guitars produces a wide range of contrasting variations. The result is distinctive and original guitar music. The album was recorded live at Rainbow Studio with Jan Erik Kongshaug at the control board. The sound quality of the recording is exceptionally high, and represents a clear step forward from the NORCD release Zinober. As a guitarist, composer and bandleader, Storm has a broad background. He has played rock, fusion and jazz, as well as more experimental contemporary music, in which he explores the sound-producing potential of the guitar. He has composed music for both big bands and smaller ensembles. Storm works regularly with his own projects, and has toured in Japan and the USA, in addition to Europe. He also teaches at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
The duo Duplex composes its own music, based primarily on tunes that focus on improvisational elements. The traditional functions of the instruments are challenged, interwoven and intertwined. The result is a lyrical, responsive and experimental soundscape that is appealing and thought-provoking. Duplex presents an unconventional format with a distinctive mode of expression.
NORCD is proud to be able to present Duplex’s debut with both the CD Duolia and the LP Sketches of… The duo, consisting of Harald Lassen on tenor saxophone and mbira and Christian Meaas Svendsen on double bass, is already well known from several other musical constellations. Among the groups in which they both play are the band Mopti, which won the top prize for young jazz musicians at Jazzintro 2012, and the Andrea Quintet.
“Duplex delivered a high-quality mini-concert with their own material, and impressed the audience with their mastery of their instruments and with their precise, beautifully balanced interplay.” Dagbladet, daily newspaper
Thanks to all of you
We had a great LabelNight September 6. 2013 and are very happy about the hole event! Thanks to the great musicians giving so much, and thanks to a wonderful audience. NORCD is still running!
Exciting new albums autumn 2013
Andrea Kvintett - Russian Dream (EP)
Gisle Torvik - tranquil fjord (CD/LP) - licenced to Ozella Music
Duplex - Duolia and Schetches of... (CD/LP)
Karl Seglem - NyeSongar.no (CD/LP) - licenced to Ozella Music
Truls Horvei - Paraplyer ved havet (CD)
Papirfly - Papirfly (CD)
Daniel Herskedal - Dagane (CD)
Elin Rosseland - Solo, en til fem (CD)
All albums have digital distribution on all main world-wide platforms.
Digital releases will happen earliest one month after fysical release.
Gisle Torvik concert in New York
Gitaristen Gisle Torvik lanserer sitt tredje album på NORCD i haust. Tranquil fjord er også lisensiert til Ozella Music (DE). I desse dagar dreg Torvik til New York der han mellom anna skal ha konsert med Eddie Gomez (bass) og Tony Moreno (trommer) på jazzklubben Somethin Jazz - 3 juli.