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Oslo-Based Hitra's New Album 'Transparence' Out Now

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Hitra plays imaginative original music and improvisations. 'Transparence' is a journey into imaginary, lost and hidden places.
HITRA
HITRA plays imaginative original music and improvisations.

A project born at the Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, HITRA reunites four artists who have extensively investigated contemporary art forms.

The band is made up of pianist and composer Alessandro Sgobbio, Hilmar Jensson on guitar, Jo Berger Myhre on bass and Oyvind Skarbo on drums. The band has performed concerts and recorded in Norway.

Transparence is a journey into imaginary, lost and hidden places. The opening track Lebtit (written by Alessandro Sgobbio) evokes the homonym lost city, whose mysterious story can be found in “One thousand and one nights“ as well as Jorge Louis Borges and Georges Perec books. Jo Berger Myhre’s solo theme on 'The Perfect Light Of Sandstad' (a village of the Hitra municipality, a Norwegian county which covers hundred islands, islets and skerries) introduces Hilmar Jensson’s guitar solo on “Cité Des Poètes" (an elegy to the recently-demolished adventurous housing project in the Parisian suburbs). The band-collective dialogue on “Labtayt" and “To See Was To Be," features Oyvind Skarbo’s oneiric percussions, bells, papers and whistles.

The album was recorded at Westerdal Oslo ACT by Sander Løvland Nyhagen & Emil Strøm and mixed and mastered by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studios, Italy. Album Cover and Video by Soukizy.

Release: February 19, 2021
AMP Music & Records (AT085)

Personnel

Hilmar Jensson: guitar
Alessandro Sgobbio: piano
Jo Berger Myhre: bass
Oyvind Skarbo: drums

Track Listing

  • Lebtit (01:44)
  • Sêtu (02:48)
  • Künftiges (04:30)
  • The Perfect Light Of Sandstad (03:51)
  • Cité Des Poètes (05:06)
  • Labtayt (05:53)
  • To See Was To Be (03:49)
  • Lebenslauf (05:28)
Total Time : 00:33:12

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