In the Clearing / In the Cavern (2CD)

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In the Clearing / In the Cavern (Double album - 2010)
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Liner notes

These two albums, “In the Clearing” and “In the Cavern”, were recorded during an intense week deep in the desolate forests of Sweden. When driving to the studio, the last leg of the journey is on a gravel road through dense vegetation, and although we noisily arrived in cars, we spotted a fox crossing the road, an eagle on territorial watch and some deer grazing lazily in the pine tree shadows. This set the mood for the week to come; a complete focus on music, playing and interaction, and thus an effort to expand our sound inspired by these wondrously calm surroundings. Influenced more than ever by Scandinavia - our nature, our cold, our summers and our wildlife - this is, in many ways, programme music and a tonal description of a part of the northern hemisphere. It all felt very natural to us when playing, so we experienced very little of the confusion, doubts and errors often associated with the recording process. Naturally we recorded several takes on many songs, but although these compositions rely either heavily or entirely on improvisation both in form and harmony, we recorded versions where the length of the take matched the previous version to the second.
This is a very satisfying feeling when in the studio, as it means that we have developed a common sense of mood and time, and a level of precision that allows us to stop thinking and just play.

Jonas Howden Sjøvaag August 2010

Release date: 
2010

Appearing as

Drummer, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Photographer, Designer

Tracklist:

# Title Length Composer
1 Preludium 5:20 Andreas Ulvo
2 Greatest Joy on Earth 7:13 Jonas Howden Sjøvaag
3 Circle Song 7:34 Andreas Ulvo
4 River Song II 9:53 Andreas Ulvo, Jonas Howden Sjøvaag, Sigurd Hole
5 In the Clearing 2:27 Jonas Howden Sjøvaag
6 Birds of India 11:28 Andreas Ulvo, Jonas Howden Sjøvaag, Sigurd Hole
7 Kölviken 9:07 Andreas Ulvo
8 In the Cavern 6:29 Jonas Howden Sjøvaag
9 The Sinking Ship 6:48 Andreas Ulvo

Reviews

I skogens ro
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Eple Trio slår sjeldan på stortromma, men når den tredje utgjevinga til den stillferdige trioen er eit dobbeltalbum, må dei ha mykje på hjartet. Inspirert av opphaldet i dei djupe svenske skogane der Sjur Miljeteig og Peder Kjellsby har studioet... read more

In the Clearing / In the Cavern
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With all the controversy over what jazz is—and, more to the point, what it isn't—proprietary ownership often seems more about seemingly insurmountable cultural concerns. It's difficult for those living in the relative hustle and bustle of North... read more

Tenksom Eple Trio
Rating: 5/6

EPLE TRIO — pianist Andreas Ulvo, bassist Sigurd Hole, trommeslager Jonas Howden Sjøvaag — har to plater (2007/2008) bak seg før den nye «In The Clearing/In The Cavern», et dobbeltalbum som tross formatet bare har samlet spilletid på ca. 66... read more

GODT EPLE
Rating: 4/6

Ungdom og modenhet er det ikke nødvendigvis samsvar mellom, men visittkortet bassist Sigurd Hole, trommeslager Jonas Howden Sjøvaag og pianist Andreas Ulvo har gitt oss her forteller oss at det er fullt mulig. Ikke bare musikken står de for –... read more