New summer track from Ingvild Koksvik

Ingvild Koksvik is due with the new track “Sommerflukt”, a true summer song about leaving all obligations and worries behind, and get out and enjoy the summer sun while it’s still around. At the same time she hints about a summer flirt. This is Ingvild’s first self-produced track, recorded in her own studio with co-producers Jens Handell and Lars Jakob Rudjord. “Sommerflukt” is her first new release since her Brooklyn-produced, highly acclaimed album “Og sangen kom fra havet” in 2016, and she delivers a beat-driven and bass heavy sound, perfect for lazy summer days.

Great reviews for Pharos

Lars Jakob Rudjord's new single Pharos gained a lot of attention. 
Here are some of the kind words being written about it: 

Overblown (UK): "Lars Jakob Rudjord creates music full of such grace and beauty that it can only be described as briming with culture and poise"
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Nordic Music Review (UK): "I particularly love the musical phrasing and expression in Rudjord's piano playing, those tiny subtle accents and pauses that help form patterns in the music." 
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Drifting, Almost Falling (US): "The feeling for me is of a soundtrack composer in a modern classicalists skin such is the visual feeling of the material ... you will be pressing start all over again." 
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Pharos single release

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Norwegian Modern Classical pianist/composer Lars Jakob Rudjord releases his first new track since his acclaimed LP “Indiepiano” in 2016.

“Sometimes you need to get out of your studio. There is an old lighthouse a few miles from my home, and the area there is just so beautiful. Windy, sunny and with a wide view to the North Sea, It’s a great place to clear your mind and get inspiration. There is a small art gallery with a piano next to the lighthouse, and I got to borrow the keys for a couple of days. I ended up writing and recording Pharos,” Lars explains.

Lars Jakob Rudjord is a Norwegian pianist and composer, based on the windswept Lista peninsula on the Southwest coast of Norway. With a haunting and icy sound that is truly Nordic, he is one of the foremost artists within the Norwegian neoclassical/modern classical scene, following in the footsteps of artists like Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm.

Nordic Music Review about Songs from the Deepest Sea

Great review of Ingvild Koksvik's Songs from the Deepest Sea EP in Nordic Music Review (UK):

"These 3 songs have really captured my imagination, because at the heart of her songwriting there are classic folk influences, and her style is one of a storyteller, which gives her music both a warmth and a natural honesty- it must be mesmerizing to listen to live."

Read the full review here.

Songs from the Deepest Sea EP release

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With “Songs From the Deepest Sea” EP, Ingvild Koksvik’s poetic, pagan Nordic soul can at last be understood by English-speaking admirers. While visiting New York to record her fourth LP, at Studio G Brooklyn, the Norwegian avant-folk singer-songwriter finally felt free to translate and re-interpret three album tracks from her domestic release of the same name, "Og sangen kom fra havet». For the recording sessions, she teamed up with the legendary avant-garde guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and multiple Grammy-nominated producer Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, The Black Keys).

Haunting and atmospheric, Ingvild’s songs distills the tranquil solitude and majesty of her home in Farsund, on the windswept Lista peninsula, into a very Norwegian soul. “The wind is almost always blowing, and the sea is sometimes kind, sometimes dangerous; there are hundreds of shipwrecks around the coast here”, she says. “I think living here affects the way I make music, and my sound”.

The 3-track EP starts off with the evocative “Song from the Deepest Sea”. The intermingling of love, beauty and pain runs through the doomed summer passion of “Something Better,” between lovers who soon turn restless. The lyrical “Mathilde’s Lullaby,” tells the local legend of a sailor’s widow with twelve children. Against lethal currents, in her fragile boat, she rowed to a distant market to sell the daffodils she grew and feed her family. Today, centuries later, the yellow flowers still bloom where she once lived.