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Albums by Greta Aagre & Erik Honoré

Track length:3:59
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:3:22
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:3:40
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:2:49
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:1:41
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:4:21
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:4:24
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:4:13
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:3:19
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:2:47
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Track length:4:14
Artist: Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré
Author: Greta Aagre
Performer: Greta Aagre - vocals
Erik Honore - sounds - programming
Bjørn Charles Dreyer (guitars)
Snorre Kiil Saga (bass)
Composer: Erik Honore
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Digital booklet Album only

Following their two Norwegian releases as Elsewhere, Greta Aagre and Erik Honoré step onto the international stage under their own names with Year of the Bullet - an album of multilayered writing, gentle lyricism and moody soundscapes that has already caught the attention of international names like David Sylvian, who contributed essential advice during the final stages of the recording process.

 

Honoré's relationship with Sylvian dates back, in fact, to the British avant-songsmith's 2002 compilation Camphor, on which the producer/songwriter remixed "Mother and Child," in collaboration with live sampler and long-time friend/musical partner Jan Bang. Honoré was also a more extensive partner (again with Bang) on Sylvian's Died in the Wool (2011), and has worked with other internationally known Norwegian artists including trumpeters Arve Henriksen and Nils Petter Molvær, singer Sidsel Endresen, pianist Christian Wallumrød, and, under the moniker Humcrush, keyboardist Ståle Storløkken and percussionist Thomas Strønen.  But it's Honoré's work with Bang as the creative force behind the annual Punkt Festival - the eight year-old Live Remix event - that has, in addition to Sylvian, placed these two musical innovators firmly onto the radars of artists like Jon Hassell, John Paul Jones and Brian Eno.

Born in the United States to Norwegian parents, Aagre grew up in Grimstad near Kristiansand, where she met Honoré when both were active in the local music scene of the 1980s/90s. In addition to contributing to various albums as a singer, Aagre has been active in bands, cabarets and other stage work, with her interpretations of Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel's music garnering particular acclaim. Since moving to Oslo, where she studied music therapy at the Music Academy, Aagre continues to work in that field in the Norwegian capital, focusing on therapeutic improvisation. All of these experiences coalesce on Year of the Bullet, where her subtle yet broadly expressive voice is fundamental to songs ranging from the folk-like "Rope" to the ambient-pop of "Stateline," in addition to co-composing the brooding opener, "Birth Mark," and the propulsive yet somehow gentle electro-pop of "Stay the Course," together with Honoré.

The album's samples come from a multiplicity of location, times and events. "Much of the album is based on samples from travels," Honoré explains. "Sometimes very concrete and recognizable: an old piano recorded in an apartment in Rome; the sound of an approaching subway train in New York; the humming sub-drone of a bridge in Lisbon; an airy atmosphere from the church in Florence, where Dante supposedly met Beatrice. But, more often, the samples are just tiny fragments made unrecognizable because they are so short - or treated so that they blend with the other instruments."

There may, indeed, be paradoxes, contrasts and dichotomies in Year of the Bullet's subject matter and overall aural landscape, but it's clear that if there's one lesson that Aagre and Honoré have learned from their stylistically far-reaching and multidisciplinary careers - and, in particular, from Honoré's ongoing involvement with Punkt - it's that confluence defines the best music. Its myriad concepts and multilayered musical constructs defy easy categorization, and yet - like the most complex jigsaw puzzle that ultimately yields a simple but profound truth - it's that very confluence that gives Year of the Bullet its fresh perspective, Jungian familiarity and unfailing appeal.

 

2012 Jazzland Rec.

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About Greta Aagre & Erik Honoré:

Born in the United States to Norwegian parents, Aagre grew up in Grimstad near Kristiansand, where she met Honoré when both were active in the local music scene of the 1980s/90s. In addition to contributing to various albums as a singer, Aagre has been active in bands, cabarets and other stage work, with her interpretations of Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel's music garnering particular acclaim. Since moving to Oslo, where she studied music therapy at the Music Academy, Aagre continues to work in that field in the Norwegian capital, focusing on therapeutic improvisation. All of these experiences coalesce on Year of the Bullet, where her subtle yet broadly expressive voice is fundamental to songs ranging from the folk-like "Rope" to the ambient-pop of "Stateline," in addition to co-composing the brooding opener, "Birth Mark," and the propulsive yet somehow gentle electro-pop of "Stay the Course," together with Honoré.

 

Honoré - a published novelist who ha...