About this album:

Press release 19.01.2018:

Elvesang (eng.: River song) is Norwegian bass player Sigurd Hole´s first solo double bass album, set for release in January 2018. The album is a result of his long-lasting exploration of the double bass as a medium of sound inspired by amongst other things Norwegian folk music and the Japanese bamboo flute Shakuhachi. As the album title suggests, sounds arising in nature is another important source of inspiration. Through a combination of both traditional and untraditional playing techniques and different tunings, soundscapes, textures and rhythms with a wide dynamic range are created. At times strong and powerful, like the sound of roaring thunder, at times almost inaudible like the sound of a dewdrop falling to the ground.


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