Album of the Day: Miman – “Ulme”


Artist:  Miman

Album:  Ulme

Label:  Motvind Records

Style:  Nordic snowfall & avalanche

Favorite Track: “Omkring Ilden”

Music from:  Oslo, Norway

What I like about it:  I like how the music shifts from glimpses of melodic tranquility to a wild vortex of improvisation.  I adore how genuinely beautiful the melodic passages are, and how the dissonance is presented as an offshoot of that beauty and not a contradiction.  The members of the Miman trio secluded themselves in a cabin north of Oslo to record their debut, and the final work radiates the intimacy of those days.  Everything about this recording is gorgeous.

Your album personnel:  Hans P. Kjorstad (violin), Andreas Hoem Røysum (guitar, clarinet) and Egil Kalman (double bass, modular synthesizer).

Available at:  Amazon | Bandcamp

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