The idea of Ivar Grydeland doing a solo project has been evolving for many years, and the recording process took place over a long period of time. The result is a warm and personal instrumental album that shows new sides of Grydeland as a musician and should appeal to fans of Terry Riley and Jim O'Rourke.
The album consists of six compositions from the period 2007-2011. The two melodic, guitar-driven opening numbers are followed by more abstract, sound-focused compositions in which the compact graphic synthesizer Tenori-on plays a key role. "The design, limitations and possibilities of the synth inspire minimalist, repetitively patterned music," says Ivar. "Using this repetitive, digital sound tapestry as a basis, I have tried to elicit and enhance melodies and moods with a variety of acoustic instruments."
Personnel: Ivar Grydeland (Tenori-on, guitars, banjo, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, ukulele, zither, keyboards), Xavier Charles (clarinet and "vibrating surfaces"), Marius Tobias Hoven (trombone), Jonas Howden Sjøvaag (snare drum)
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