We are proud to release this album in our 10th year as a quintet. The whole shebang was recorded live in two energetic days filled with music, cosiness, and beer. We hope you enjoy the new tunes and that we see you down the road. folk on!
This album was recorded live and is completely free of chopping. All arrangements by SVER.
Olav Luksengård Mjelva – Fiddle & Hardanger Fiddle
Anders Hall – Fiddle & Viola
Leif Ingvar Ranøien – Two Row Accordion
Adam Johansson – Guitar
Jens Linell – Drums
Erik Ronström – Bass on track 1 & 8
released November 30, 2018
Recorded by: Tor Magne Hallibakken, Hallibakken Lydstudio, Nesbyen, Norway
Mixed and mastered by: Mikael Lyander & Erik Ronström, Hedgehog Music, Gotland, Sweden
Produced by: SVER & Mikael Lyander
Photo: Tom Gustavsen
Design: Eva Karlsson
Family, friends, fiddles, beer, Pomperilompo and Kevin Henderson fur helpin wis we da English.
Kinnaris Quintet alternates wonderfully between sweet warmth and rapturous joy. They accomplish what all good folk music aims at. It's very difficult to make an instrumental album of this length not start to all sound the same, but every track on Free One is so well constructed as to be chapters of a moving story, finally deeply satisfied by the conclusion of the title track. By jolts and false starts it alludes to brokenness without drowning in it. It's full of a realism that sees the ugliness of the real world and yet chooses joy, and this to me is what it truly means to be free. gripraven