HITRA
Imaginative original music & improvisations.
HITRA/Transparence

Transparence

Tracklist

1. Lebtit buy track
2. Sêtu buy track
3. Künftiges buy track
4. The Perfect Light Of Sandstad buy track
5. Cité Des Poètes buy track
6. Labtayt buy track
7. To See Was To Be buy track
8. Lebenslauf buy track

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About Album

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

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Album Of The Month
| EJN – European Jazz Chart
Album Of The Week | All About Jazz
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Well-articulated contemporary jazz with noise and mysticism.
Jazznytt (NO)

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.
Nettavisen (NO)

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.
JazzTrail (USA)

A rich oneiric universe. A beautiful discovery.
Citizen Jazz (FR)

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.
HisVoice (CZ)

Their musical imagination goes far beyond our thinking.
Komeda (KOR)

The endearing qualities of this music are its simplicity and frugality, the respect it gives to its silences as much as to its notes.
Jazz Views (UK)

 

 

 

Artist: Hitra
Label: AMP Music & Records
Release Date: 19-2-2021
Genre: Imaginative Music
People: Hilmar Jensson [guitar] Alessandro Sgobbio [piano] Jo Berger Myhre [bass] Øyvind Skarbø [drums]

Album Reviews

A beautiful album which flows with imagination and improvisation.

Info135 (AR)

Album of the week. A mesmerizing soundscape of imaginative guitar chords, torrential bass flows, the light whispers of percussion and an extremely precise pianism.

All About Jazz (IT)

A crystalline talent of four European musicians. A successful effort.

Radioaktiv (IT)

Refined. The great quality of the album lies in its diversity, while developing a coherent universe, rooted in the culture of listening and sharing, communion and poetry.

Silence And Sound (FR)

Deep. An explorational journey into a new dreamy sonic realm.

Nite Stylez (DE)

Camouflaged piano impressionism mets chiaroscuro currents of the Nordic trance, developing together that “nostalgic” character which is desire, the relief of a lack, an effect of the memory.

Percorsi Musicali (IT)

A musical research that suggests an inner exploration, a descent into a deeper investigation of one's own boundaries.

Off Topic Magazine (IT)

Album Of The Month - March 2021 European Jazz Chart

Europe Jazz Network

Spacious and ambient compositions with an openness for improvisations. A true band album. One to check out!

Wulf Mueller / All That Jazz (ES)

Unique worlds and sounds, suspended between avant-garde, jazz or post-free 2.0. A really nice discovery.

Windout Magazine (IT)

Album of the week. Combining abstract/improv tracks with lyrical, rock, electric & progressive jazz ones, Hitra keeps a high level of interest throughout the development of the album.

Δισκορυχειον / Vinylmine (GR)

‘Transparence’ is the kind of album that sounds glorious from the start. There is something really beautiful about the playing. A group to keep an eye, and ear, on going forward.

Vital Weekly (NL)

An album of very fascinating atmospheres and cinematic sounds.

Mondo Jazz (USA)

Possessing a knack for explorative sonics, Hitra speaks a language that incorporates an interesting layering that whether causes controlled friction or soars. The music is never boring or predictable.

JazzTrial (USA)

A reflective engaging listening journey. Every piece draws an original oasis that combines compositional and improvisational tension with a suggestive synthesis of expressivity.

Gazzetta Di Parma (IT)

A mysterious and unpredictable mixture of electrical subtleties and acoustic inflorescences.

His Voice (CZ)

The four musicians are able to express themselves in the best way and to exalt each other, making a very solid work.

Music Map (IT)

Only 33-minute long but full of nuanced stories. Enigmatic and cinematic.

Eyal Hareuveni / Salt Peanuts (NO)

Great / Coup De Cœur ❤️ An immense quality of creation. A guaranteed pleasure.

Paris Move (FR)

A compelling debut. Like a ticket out of isolation, Transparence transports your homebound head to the grey expanse of Northern Atlantic skies.

All About Jazz (USA)

Their musical imagination goes far beyond our limited thinking. Muscians with flexible musicality and sensational talents.

Komeda (KOR)

Hitra’s music lies well beyond the realm of the ordinary, and the very concentrated brevity of Transparence gives it a potency which leaves me hungry for more.

Jazz Journal (UK)

Transparence is a poetic album, melodic, strange and at the same time fascinating for its modernism. Recommended!

Jazz Convention (IT)

Well-articulated contemporary jazz with noise and mystifism. I drift with the streams down to the depths of HITRA's sweeping sea of ​​dreams.

Jazznytt (NO)

The endearing qualities of this music are its simplicity and frugality, the respect it gives to its silences as much as to its notes.

Jazz Views (UK)

A rich oneiric universe. A beautiful discovery.

Citizen Jazz (FR)

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