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9:30pm

Ane Brun (N) - Nordic Music Prize Nominee
    Thursday February 16, 2012 9:30pm - 10:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Norwegian / swede Ane Brun was born in Molde but moved to Stockholm aged 25 back in 2001. Since her 2003 debut she’s recorded a whopping eight albums, toured the world over and enjoyed an ever growing level of popularity. In Norway is was her 2005 collaboration with Madrugada on the track “Lift Me” that was an early high point. But that and everything that went with it was more than surpassed by the release of the album “It All Starts With One” in the Summer of last year, and its magisterial first single “Do You Remember”. In the wake of all the phenomenal reviews, Ane Brun has since been nominated for the Nordic Music Prize for the best nordic album of 2011.
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11:00pm

Iceage (DK) - Nordic Music Prize nominee
    Thursday February 16, 2012 11:00pm - 12:00am @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Iceage formed while at school in Copenhagen aged 12, and they quickly became a vital part of the city’s heavy music scene. It doesn’t do any good to cite influences, rather, Iceage mixes punk, post-punk, Goth and hardcore as if they invented it. Now all between 18 and 19, they have created an album overflowing with youthful energy, a 12 track sprint, crammed into just 24 minutes, recorded in 4 days. It’s long enough to hit you in the chest, short enough to make you wonder what happened. It’s immediate, catchy and clever. Everything a debut album should be. The band can currently be found playing shows in every corner of America, sleeping on floors, bloodying noses and getting everyone from The New Yorker to VICE magazine very, very excited. Their shows are still notoriously physical, sometimes aggressive, often destructive and always fun. You may get pushed around. Deal with it.
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8:00pm

The Field (Solo Live Set) - Nordic Music Prize nominee
    Friday February 17, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    It’s with the arrival of Looping State Of Mind on October 24th (via Kompakt) that you finally realise that, for The Field’s ambient techno explorer Axel Willner, the loop never stops. While fans and critics alike point to 2007’s phenomenal debut From Here We Go Sublime – included in Pitchfork’s Top 100 albums of the 2000s – and 2009’s equally stirring follow up Yesterday & Today as standalone points of the Swede’s music; it becomes clear that they appear as mere snapshots of what, for the producer, is a continual cycle of revolutions. Revelling in the warm recognition of their recurring patterns, imbuing conflicting twin senses of present and nostalgia, familiarity doesn’t breed contempt; for Willner sees each loop as another chance to adjust, to build upon and multiply so that several of even the slightest nuances can combine to form a true aural evolution. Previous ideas have been expanded upon and, more importantly, new ones added; vocal samples now creep around signature sound washes, whispering on the periphery; greater contrast has been added with acoustic instruments such as double bass and piano recorded amongst the samples – the result of recording of in the fully-equipped Dumbo Studios in Kompakt’s home town of Cologne. Many of the initial sketches, however, still came from Willner himself at his home studio in Berlin, suggesting an embryonic growth to the creation process; “some of the ideas stretching back to the debut are still there,” he says, cementing this idea of furthering the re-visited, “but we’ve just made a real attempt to grow the sound.” The album was mixed by Jörg Burger aka The Modernist.
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9:00pm

Loney Dear (S)
    Friday February 17, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Lonely Dear has, through his previous albums combined home-made indie pop with classical ideas, and this time, frontman Emil Svanängen taken genre mix a step even further. In 2010 he toured Sweden with a chamber orchestra and the process of arranging his old songs for the orchestra became a key influence on how “Hall Music” was written. With an expanded and more elaborate sound Svanängen’s emotional range is further highlighted. ’Hall Music" shifts from the spiritual to the sensational with such an easy grace that it serves as a testament to the extraordinary musicianship of this visionary romantic.
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10:00pm

Sóley (ICL)
    Friday February 17, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    A beat is laid out, hesitantly moving along at first, then careering, taking off; soon sepia-toned clouds of piano gather overhead, shimmering, turning darker and richer, and then Sóley raises her voice – a voice that, until five years ago, she didn’t even consider a proper “singing voice”. It’s true: the bespectacled multi-instrumentalist from Iceland, now in her mid-twenties, had been around the world and back with her band, Seabear, when she finally discovered her own vocal skills.
    Even though Sóley Stefánsdóttir sings non-stop in private, creating a musical backdrop to pretty much everything she does, it just took her a while to get used to the sound of her own voice. We all know this, don’t we? It’s the sound of this voice that’s at the very core of her intricate compositions, tracks that flare like a bunch of magic lanterns, taking shape, growing hazy, flaming up once again, then moving on.
    Sóley sans Seabear – and the band’s mastermind Sindri was, after all, the first to go solo, as Sin Fang Bous, one should keep in mind – is basically a storyteller who has come up with her very own wonderland. Meet her on the street and she seems rather introverted; yet, she’s far from shy in this self-created musical sphere, a sonic realm she freely expands, stakes out, reinvents, turns upside down. Throughout the album, Sóley spins one yarn after the next; at one point, unfortunate “Smashed Birds” have to give their feathers for a new dress, while the guitar, making a special appearance, sets the tone. Elsewhere, she focuses on the moment when a dream is exposed as such, this time over a huge sonic expanse drowned in reverb. She moves gently over magic carpets, woven landscapes, majestic like movie scores (“Fight Them Soft,” which might as well be her mantra), only to serve the listener a plate of “Blue Leaves” next. Song after song, the former student of composition manages to combine seemingly disparate elements with stunning ease, a snap of her fingers, a click of the tongue, a carefree mood reminiscent of earlier projects hailing from Iceland. Not to mention the sound of the letter R when she sings, wobbling smoothly off the tip of the tongue, all straight at first, then branching off, 180 degrees, eventually hitting the home stretch – reflecting the shape of the letter itself. After “Theater Island,” last year’s 6-track EP, Sóley returns with her first full-length, an album full of rhythmic makeshift creatures, of handclaps hidden in the undergrowth, tempting us to join in.
    The 13 tracks are sometimes incredibly catchy; amazingly quirky at other times: think cardigan-folk from the northern hemisphere, an ocean of stained glasses bopping up and down in the shared apartment’s dishwater, leeward in limbo. The result is refreshing in its lack of edginess; think Joanna Newsom minus her harp, or the Casady sisters circa 2004, but then clearly better trained, less crooked. In other words: her voice, those loops moving around like wooden toys, and finally the piano – that’s the backbone, the essence of her compositions; at least until some unexpected element appears elsewhere, a rhythmic creaking or the lack thereof, like a hidden Rube Goldberg machine, setting off yet another component, thus paving the way across the threshold and on into the next realm of sound.
    And thus we keep on sinking, deeper and deeper, until we stand on terra firma once again, realizing that somehow, next to us, above us, around us, a beat is laid out, hesitantly moving along at first, then careering…
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11:00pm

Hanne Hukkelberg (N)
    Friday February 17, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    With Hanne Hukkelberg you never know for sure what you get, but you know that it is experimental, cinematic and melodic. Hukkelberg’s music has always had a strong personal signature. This has given her great artistic freedom to move effortlessly between genres, and her three previous albums are defined by very distinct sound: the debut Little Things (2005) was eccentric and adventurous, the sequel Rykestrasse 68 (2007), was warm and lyrical, and the third album Blood from A Stone (2009) explored a large, romantic indie-canvas inspired by artists such as Cocteau Twins, Pixies, PJ Harvey and Sonic Youth. Her soundscapes pop, art rock, jazz and impro have earned Hukkelberg two Grammy nominations, multiple worldwide tours and thus a big international audience. In 2010 she went on tour with Wilco. This was also the year she traveled to New York to write new material. The result is Featherbrain – Hukkelberg’s fourth album – to be released worldwide in February 2012.
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12:00am

I Break Horses (S)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Allow us to introduce you to the world of I BREAK HORSES, the nom de plume of Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck. Residing in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, the duo have been meticulously crafting the nine incredible tracks that make up debut album “Hearts” throughout stolen moments gathered up over the past two years. The task of capturing the sonic density of Lindén’s compositions was painstaking, while Balck’s lyrics, constantly teasing the senses, are at times insular and cold to the touch. It’s only when interpreted by Maria’s gorgeous vocals that a warmth is added, like the first rays of sun on a winters morning. A balancing act of light vs. dark that reveals an exquisite beauty within the darkness. Although heavily (and openly) influenced by My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Jesus & Mary Chain et al, “Hearts” is far from an exercise in typical shoegaze fayre. Maria, waif-like and unassuming in person, is transformed on record to sound ten feet tall. And, perhaps where certain contemporaries would hypnotize the listener into their world by sheer volume alone, I Break Horses lock firmly onto the very thing that makes each and every one of us ‘tick’: our pulse. Our Hearts. The common thread that links the nine songs together; always present, always beating – the album’s strength and presence guided entirely by it. Coupled with Lindén’s vocal, a seductive Scandinavian croon that’s bathed in an ocean of reverb and tremelo, “Hearts” is quite the sonic experience. It can’t be defined via a few meagre adjectives or genre classifications; you have to live it, live inside it. It will soak you up, embrace you and give back what you put in… and so much more. Welcome to the most bewitching debut of the year.
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7:59pm

Eno magazine Presents Saturday @ Kulturkirken Jakob

8:00pm

Saturday City (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Saturday City are a duo comprised of brothers Stian (Death by Unga Bunga) and Magnus Gulbrandsen from Moss. The brothers only began to play together as a duo a couple of years ago, after having been in a variety of bands in various guises they began to realise that they both had a whole host of material that weren’t able to use. Rather more laid back, catchy songs that didn’t fit into a standard rock band format, but that absolutely had to see the light of day. Thus Saturday City was born. The music is inspired by American and British pop, folk and country. In its live format they are passionate, two guitars, one acoustic, one electric and two voices. A kind of folk version of the Everly Brothers, if you want it simplified a bit. Work on their first full length is well under way, with a release planned for 2012.
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9:00pm

Møster! (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Møster! is the dream band of saxophonist Kjetil Møster, an internationally renowned jazzsaxofonist of long standing, but for the last three years, best known as part of Datarock. Møster came to public attention after a momentous solo with Chick Corea and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra at the Molde Jazz 2000. After this he focused on The Core, Zanussi Five and Ultrasound and got much positive coverage in both Norwegian and international press. Møster! have played with Paal Nilssen-Love, Christian Wallumrød, Nils Petter Molvaer, Trygve Seim, Ingebrigt Flaten, Thomas Strønen and Bugge Wesseltoft. Datarock aside, Kim has also played in King Midas in addition to that, he also participated on albums with, amongst others, 120 Days, Ungdomskulen and Sondre Lerche, as well as touring with Bertine Zetlitz and Morten Abel. In 2006 Møster was named the “International Jazz Talent of the Year”. When the Kongsberg Jazz Festival gave Møster opportunity to take along whomever he wanted, the choice was easy, taking fellow musicians now in the band Møster! which consists of Ståle Storløkken plays hammond organ and Moog, bassist Nikolai Eilertsen and drummer Kenneth Kapstad.
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10:00pm

Hymns From Nineveh (DK)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Hymns from Nineveh was one of the year’s most critically acclaimed Danish albums and was was subsequently hailed as album of the year by Gaffa. Behind this self titled debut is one Jonas Petersen a Danish singer and guitarist who works under the alias Hymns from Nineveh. Hymns from Nineveh are the sound of life’s highs and low, protest songs and hymns respectively, melancholy and joy. All feelings evoked by his live shows, when he’s joined on stage by seven other musicians. “It was during the morning downpour that Hymns from Nineveh took to the stage, and played one of the best sets of the year’s Rosklide festival, you live and breathe for moments like that. The Danish debutants, with Jonas “Hymnboy” Petersen leading the charge, gave an inspired performance of dynamic folk-rock songs lifted from their brilliantly ramshackle debut album." – Kim Skotte for Politiken reviewing theur performance at Roskilde 2011
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11:00pm

Anna Järvinen (S) - Nordic Music Prize nominee
    Saturday February 18, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Anna Järvinen made her solo debut in 2007 with “Jag Fick Feeling”. The album was warmly received and was nominated for four Swedish Grammy awards and P3 prizes as well as the Stockholm City paper’s music prize. In 2009 the follow up “Man Var Bland Molnen” and was received with similar enthusiasm to her debut. In March 2011 she released her third record, entitled “Anna Själv Tredje”. The album was her first for the Stranded Records label after moving on from Häpna and just like her debut was recorded in Gothenburg with Mattias Glavå. On the record she’s accompanied by such luminaries as Reine Fiske, Gustav Ejstes, The Amazing and Joel Alme. It has been said that “Anna Själv Tredje” is a record about Spring, but also the final part of a trilogy. Some have called it biblical, others jazz and folky pop, but that’s something the listener can decide for themselves. “The record doesn’t have any hit singles, it is something greater than that.” – Situation Sthlm 5/5 “Perfection.” – Rocky Magazine 10/10 “Amongst the year’s best.” – NSD 5/5 “Anna Järvinen has outdone herself.” – Veckorevyn 5/5
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12:00am

Bigbang (N)
    Sunday February 19, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ Kulturkirken Jacob
    Bigbang have been for many years vetrans of the Norwegian circuit but for the last few years the band spent more time playing abroad than at home. The band’s line-up has changed many times but vocalist and songwriter Øystein Greni has always been the lynchpin. Today’s roster of Nikolai Eilertse on bass and Olaf Olsen on drums alongside Greni has been relatively stable for the past few years and is reckoned by some to be the band’s definitive line-up. The band have had an impressive register of hits in Norway since they released “Electric Psalmbook” for Warners in 1999, their first on a major. In 2011 they released their eighth studio album “Epic Scrap Metal”, an explosion of old debris, new sounds, broken hearts, belief, strength, insanity and eternal dreams. The band pick out such luminaries as Zeppelin, Al Green, Sonic Youth, Van Halen, The White Stripes and Tom Petty when discussing their musical reference points for the record.
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