Cover Villingsberg

Album info



Label: Ozella

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

Artist: Helge Lien & Knut Hem

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • 1Peaceful Journey04:35
  • 2Ephemera Danica04:29
  • 3Villingsberg07:06
  • 4Haunting Memories05:33
  • 5Lost in the Market05:49
  • 6Toto06:31
  • 7Konkylien03:22
  • 8Sildrebekken03:03
  • 9Two Good Friends04:14
  • 10Big Country04:51
  • Total Runtime49:33

Info for Villingsberg

Bluegrass? Jazz? Ambient? With piano and Weissenborn guitar, Lien and Hem create music for inner wanderings.

With only piano and Weissenborn guitar, Helge Lien and Knut Hem create a timeless sound that evokes images of endless plains, feelings of freedom and nostalgia. Their pieces are atmospheric and dreamlike, using the harmonic vocabulary of jazz, referencing ambient and film music. In the meantime, the term "Nordicana" has already come into use for it. But although Hem and Lien share influences with the movement, their style is completely their own. "Villingsberg" is music for inner wanderings, a cosmos of solitude in which the silence behind the notes is as important as the sounds one hears.

Helge Lien, piano
Knut Hem, dobro, Weissenborn

Helge Lien
is a Norwegian jazz-pianist and composer. He performs regularly with his piano trio and with other well-known Jazz musicians such as Silje Nergaard. Helge Lien (born in 1975) was born and grew up in Hedmark.He is touring regulary with his own "Helge Lien Trio" through the whole world and recorded already seven CDs since 2001. This Trio received a Grammy award in 2008 for "Hello Troll". Helge is part of several more projects containing singers and instrumentalists.Helge Lien earned prizes at the Kongsberg jazz festival music store (2008) and won the "hansa-price" at Night Jazz in Bergen. Currently he is playing together with Maria Roggen as Duett LiveLien. He recorded the piano solo CD "Kattenslager" on a C. Bechstein grand piano C 234, and he owns a C. Bechstein piano.

Booklet for Villingsberg

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