Kari Bremnes – Norwegian Mood (2000) [Reissue 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:50 minutes | Scans included | 843 MB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Full Scans included | 625 MB
“Norwegian Mood” is the Norwegian singer/songwriter Kari Bremnes’ eight studio album and her International scene debut. With English translations by US songwriters Tom Russell and Eric Anderson, the album was produced by Kari’s long time producer Erik Hillestad and Irish producer Declan Sinnott. Nestled in partly jazzy, sometimes folkloric arrangements, leaving Kari’s voice calm, reflective impressions. A contender in the Joni Mitchell mode, she is ever-evocative, particularly on ‘Montreal’, a gorgeous, accordion-dipped chanson.
All the good stuff you should discover for yourself. With a harmless grin, let’s just add that the well-hated “unholy trinity” of Patricia Barber, Diana Krall and Rebecca Pigeon just fleshed out and gained a new corner in Kari Bremnes. And unless you overplayed “Mood” to hollow its magic, this Norwegian lady might just become your new flame for now and later, until the fickleness of fate intervenes and presents a new contender to the temporary throne of popular applause.
01. A Lover in Berlin
02. Coastal Ship
04. My Heart is Pounding Like a Hammer
07. Wave on Rock
08. The Copenhagen Cavern
09. Song to a Town
10. Riddle Beside another Riddle
11. To Give You a Song
Kari Bremnes – vocals
Bengt Egil Hanssen – piano, organ, keyboards, accordion, backing vocals
Børge Petersen Øverleir – guitar
Gjermund Silseth – bass, double bass
Bjørn Jenssen – drums
Finn Sletten – percussion
Produced by Declan Sinnott & Erik Hillestad.
Kirkelig Kulturverksted / Master Music # FXSA 221