TRANSPARENCE is a genre-fluid 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) 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 Øyvind Skarbø’s oneiric percussions, bells, papers and whistles.
Recorded by Sander Løvland Nyhager & Emil Strøm at Kristiania – Westerdals Oslo ACT (Norway)
Mixed and Mastered by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studios (Italy)
Cover by Soukizy.com
VINYL RELEASE: April 9, 2021
Album Of The Month | EJN – European Jazz Chart
Album Of The Week | All About Jazz
Well-articulated contemporary jazz with noise and mystifism.
Hitra’s music lies well beyond the realm of the ordinary. ****
Jazz Journal (UK)
Album of the week. A mesmerizing soundscape. ****
All About Jazz (IT)
Transparence transports your homebound head to the grey expanse of Northern Atlantic skies.
All About Jazz (USA)
An immense quality of creation. A guaranteed pleasure. *****
Paris Move (FR)
A wonderful approach to original music. Unique, beautiful and exciting.
33-minutes full of compelling, nuanced stories. Enigmatic and cinematic.
Salt Peanuts (NO)
A true band album. One to check out!
Wulf Müller (ES)
Their music is never predictable.
A poetic, melodic, strange and fascinating album for its modernism. Recommended!
Jazz Convention (IT)
A mysterious and unpredictable mixture of electrical subtleties and acoustic inflorescences.
Their musical imagination goes far beyond our thinking.