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  • Savoy - See the beauty in your drab hometown There has always been a tension in Waaktaar-Savoy’s music between a quest for dramatic intensity and a need to rely on easier emotions induced in a melancholic sense of unrecognized beauty. See the beauty in your drab hometown is an album that shines from various lights, sometimes glowing like a nocturnal sun, sometimes glimmering like a candle in plain daylight, as it is surely intended to do with such an album-title. While there are unique achievements, in the end you get the sense that more could have been made of such material, with more time devoted to it. The paradox of making a diverse album of less than 40 minutes is that some of the songs would have deserve more space to fully explore their potential. The quality of many of the songs here make you hope that there is more artistry to come, and not just songs useful for different occasions this time, but a true, immersive, album experience - of the ones that make you perceive differently the air, the world, your loved ones, or your drab hometown.
  • Chris Thile - Thanks For Listening On "Thanks For Listening", more than on any other project he has engaged in, we have Thile wearing his influences on his sleeve, and the result is his most consistent solo effort, and one that – for the most part, but not necessarily enough - side-steps his propensity of excessive technical showmanship. We can forgive that to an extent – he is an exceptionally talented musician – but such forgiveness only extends so far; sooner or later, the goods have to be produced. Does he do it? Well, sometimes …
  • Punkt 2017 - Kristiansand An act performs a live concert. Immediately afterwards, another act remixes that performance before your very ears. And so on, three acts and three remixes for two nights.


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