Torsvik: Hidden Soul Of The Fjords
Urheim, Stein; Winter, Lazerus; Vogt, David Chelsom; Grieg, Alexander; Seglem, Karl; Torsvik, Heidi; Thormodsæter, Ivar; Maurseth, Benedicte
Exploring the haunting beauty of one of the Earth’s most exquisitely majestic landscapes, “Hidden Soul Of The Fjords” is a musical journey, an ‘Elemental-Sonic Soundscape’ artfully expressing the primal origins, mythic mysteries and life and death realities of the stark and stunning Fjords of Western Norway. Co-created by Norwegian Singer/Composer Heidi Torsvik and Grammy Nominated American Producer/Composer Lazerus Winter, the new double album includes performances from renown soloists: Karl Seglem (tenor sax and Bukkehorn), Stein Urheim (electric guitar), Benedicte Maurseth (Hardanger Fiddle), Alexander Grieg (Contrabass), David Chelsom Vogt (Violin) and drummer Ivar Thormodsæter. “Hidden Soul of the Fjords” is the first in a new “Hidden Soul Series” for Naxos International Records new subsidiary label NXN. Initially composed in an old wooden home on the edge of the fjord waters and including multiple field recordings and found sounds from travels throughout the region, “Hidden Soul Of The Fjords” album production touches the heart, mind and Soul with a unique musical vision that that might remind the listener of such diverse musical references as Arvo Part and Massive Attack. “Hidden Soul of the Fjords” seeks to bring the magic of one of the Earth’s greatest natural eco-systems to the all who listen in a one-of-a-kind ‘Elemental-Sonic Soundscape."