Karoline Wallace - Lang vinter
Lang vinter is an octet of folk- and jazz musicians based in Oslo, playing Karolines music. The album was released in april 2019 on Øra Fonogram. Read more in Reviews and below.
Lang vinter is:
Karoline Wallace - vocals, compositions
Arnfinn Gursli Langesæter - saxophone, clarinet
Helga Myhr - hardanger fiddle, vocals
Henriette Hvidsten Eilertsen - flute, vocals
Åsmund Løvland Solberg - pedal steel
Kjetil Jerve - piano
Bjørnar Kaldefoss Tveite - double bass
Øystein Aarnes Vik - drums
The dynamic music of Lang vinter was written during the exceptionally long Norwegian winter of 2018. It is set to life by eight active musicians who are among the major driving forces in the jazz and folk scene of Norway. All of the musicians have a personal sound and are carefully selected by Wallace to form her music with their personality. They can be heard in prosperous Norwegian bands such as Skadedyr, Masåva, Billy Meier, Molecules, Baker Hansen, Hullyboo, Morgonrode, and many more.
In her music, Wallace has tried to capture those moments
throughout the winter where everything stands still and
you are either filled with wonder, joy or silence. The music is
a reaction to that silence. “Lang vinter” wishes to, with their sense of humor and joy of playing together, convey an ease to hearten the gray days with songs such as “Nå skal det faen bli vår” (meaning: God damn it, spring has to come), but also to touch base with the grave feelings you can get when the darkness seems everlasting on tedious days, or when the reasons behind the intense weather and long winters shadow your mind, feeding your worries for the future.