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Label: Sula Records
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
mp3 included
Track length:1:25
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901010
Track length:5:14
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901020
Track length:4:19
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901030
Track length:5:34
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901040
Track length:3:04
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901050
Track length:6:42
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901060
Track length:3:06
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901070
Track length:8:40
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901080
Track length:1:50
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901090
Track length:6:04
Artist: Nils Petter Molvær
Performer: Nil petter Molvær - trumpet-sounds-programming (Trumpet)
Jan Bang - sounds-sampling- programming
Eivind Aarseth - guitars
Audun Kleive - drums
Genre: jazz, rock, electronic
Composer: Nils Petter Molvær
ISRC: NOCLL0901100

The word "Hamada" is taken from the Arabian language and means dead, inanimately, congealed, lapsed. It is used as the geological term for a stone or rock desert with no or only little sand. Instead it is filled with edgy stones or rocks as a result of physical erosion. For vehicles or dromedaries it is impossible to cross hamadas. Hamadas make 70% of all deserts on the Earth - the best known is probably the Sahara. Due to the rocky bedrock there are hardly any water reserves in a hamada and if it rains in the wadis the water-impermeable ground turns the rainfall into dangerous to cross streams. Although hamadas are hostile to life areas and only a very few wood and thistle plants can survive they still conceal a tremendous beauty and appeal.

It would be too obvious an interpretation of the album title though to compare the songs with the characters of a hamada and search for the rocky parts, the floating bits, the parching or the drowning, the thirst and the drought. All of that could be found, but in actual fact Nils Petter Molvaer discovered the album title while watching a report on National Geographic about an eremite who was walking through the desert and survived by eating lizards and insects. This inspired him to dedicate the song titles as well as the album title to planet earth and its nature phenomena and wonders.

It is Nils Petter Molvaer´s most angry and darkest album up to date with climaxes in the songs "Friction" and "Cruel Altitude" where he and his fellow musicians, Eivind Aarset (g) and Audun Kleive (dr), leave the paths of ambient, electronica and improvisation and get the axe out to poach in the fields of indie- and 70ies-prog-rock, before they cool it down to end the album on a more conciliatory note.

Since entering the music scene in the late 90ies Nils Petter Molvaer has been one of the innovators of European jazz melting jazz influences with electronic, ambient and house, and creating unique and dramatic soundscapes of deep intensity - one of the reasons why he has also been very much sought after to compose for film, movies and advertising. His most recent movie work "Sleeping Songs - Schlaeft ein Lied in allen Dingen" (directed by Andreas Struck) has been premiered earlier this year at the renown Berlinale Film Festival and was celebrated by audience and critics.

On HAMADA Nils Petter Molvaer takes his musical approach to the next level and sucks the listener into his world of orgiastic sounds that create visual images in the listener's brain. The album is scheduled for release on April 17, 2009 and will be followed by extensive touring throughout the rest of the year.

About Nils Petter Molvær:

Nils Petter Molvær (NPM), Norwegian trumpet player, composer and producer, takes multiple music styles - jazz, ambient, house, electronic and break beats, as well as elements from hip hop, rock and pop music - and effortlessly reshapes them into unique and dramatic soundscapes of deep intensity.

NPM was born in 1960 on the little island of Sula (Norway). From an early age his father - jazz clarinettist and saxophonist, Jens Arne Molvær - introduced NPM to jazz, although his musical diet would become increasingly diverse. After playing in school bands and local clubs, he left Sula in 1979 to study music at the Trondheim Conservatory, where he began developing his singular style, and proceeded to gain a reputation as one of Norway's emerging new talents.

His remarkable ease in handling the often-contrary conventions of pop, rock, funk, and modern jazz ensured a strong interest in both acoustic and electric music. This chameleon-like ability soon established him ...