New signing: Slagr

We´re proud to welcome a new signing to the Hubro roster: SLAGR. Their new album “Dirr” is due for release in Norway in February and abroad in March/April. The trio was founded in 2003, and consists of Anne Hytta on hardanger fiddle, Amund Sjølie Sveen on vibraphone and cellist Katrine Schiøtt. In the music of Slagr, pieces evolve slowly and almost imperceptibly, as percussionist Amund Sjølie Sveen places sustained Vibraphone-droplets and glassy harmonics on top of the closely intertwined melodic motives and austere chord progressions of Anne Hytta’s hardanger fiddle and Katrine Schiøtt’s cello. As part of a deep and trance-like process, the band carefully and slowly arrive at a resonant, sonorous continuum of sounds that is as concise as it is poetic.

Slagr has released solaris (2007), straum, stille (2011) and Songs by Geirr Tveitt with singer Camilla Granlien (2013). They also play on jazz pianist Andreas Ulvo’s album Softspeaker (2012). Their latest album short stories was released April 2015, and was awarded Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian Grammy) for best album in the open category.