The trio Utla presents new aspects of sound and imaginary journeys through Norwegian landscapes. Utla´s music is deeply rooted in the tradition of Hardanger fiddle playing, yet connected to urban musical impulses. Utla presents their music honest and powerfully, combining tradition with improvisation and composition. The ultimate mix between old Norwegian music and modern sounds.
"This trio is like little else in the Nordic musical scene. They generate their power by sheer will and human force, eschewing studio trickery for simple, raw energy". Cliff Furnald, RootsWorld (USA).
"Instead of Garbarek-like wide open spaces, Utla create a dense, almost martial feel -dance music for medieval armies of fighting monks, perhaps" Clive Bell,The Wire(UK).