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ARTIST
TITLE
Imber, Wiltshire
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
VAF 011CD VAF 011CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/14/2014

The guitarists Stian Larsen and Jorn Erik Ahlsen started kÖök in 2010 and played several concerts in Norway and abroad before they released their first album in 2012. In 2013 they released record number two Live in Leipzig together with bassist John Huges, who gave new inspiration to Imber, Wiltshire. The music is 100% improvised and to be considered harmonic. It hints at Marc Ducret, Steve Reich, minimalism and prepared guitars with both feet planted in art music and electronica. kÖök decided to do a recording with sound engineer Thomas Oxem after listening to the release Toll by Camille Norment. The depth and warmth of the sound was perfect for kÖök and something other studios couldn't offer. Imber, Wiltshire was recorded live in the studio over the course of three days. Guro Skumsnes Moe (MoE) and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen contributed on two tracks each, and reflect the different collaborations kÖök has had over the last four years. "What we are trying to do is create music on the border between art, music, improvisation and electronica. Where some electronica can be thought of as functionalistic, kÖök's music would be considered as more challenging." --Stian Larsen; Cover design by Lasse Marhaug.