About the album Seven Days in August
With Seven Days in August, Svend Undseth takes us back to the musical landscape of his first solo album, Grenseland. Large soundscapes color the melancholy found in the melody lines. The voice of Tracee Meyn and her interpretation of the lyrics by Dag Furuholmen comes out in the most breathtaking way.
Delicate complex rhythms and exciting improvisations on Alto Flute and Bass Clarinet also characterizes the album.
Tracee Meyn has sung with various groups, sung for film and television in the U.S., toured with a blues group, as well as singing with Steve Vai, Kenny Loggins, Paul Anka and Norman Brown. Since moving to Norway she has sung with a variety of artist in all genres, and also established Traces Gospel Choir.
Together with Svend Undseth, the have two former releases. Blue Stairs and TSP (Ep). He has brought with him some of our most talented improvisers, who have a warm love of this music, and he has given them free rein.
Sven Kalmar – Drums, colors the music with polyrythmic magic. Anthony Herbin – Guitar, French guitarist and leader of the vintage rock trio Boreal Woods. Frode Holm – Piano, former Vanessa pianist and co-leader. Harald Salater – Bass, Former bass player in Vanessa and Guitar solo by the one and only Børge Olsen.
It feels wrong to draw direct comparisons with other groups or composers, but in any case there are few who have explored the form in the same way as found here. We hope this album will bring pleasure, tears and a touch of nostalgia to its listeners.
Songs Of Life And Death
a personal diary from 2009 to 2012.
Dag Furuholmen fell ill with a chronic blood cancer condition in 2009, and the prognoses was very uncertain. His identity as a strong, able man probably living “forever” was gone. He was one of them now, the ones with the tubes and the pale faces waiting in line for death.
The poem “Please” is taken from the aftermath of the killings on the island Utøya. Furuholmen´s youngest son survived, but there was very painful encounters with parents