Listener comments (Haap):
Haap is heavenly. A hybrid of symphonic rock, electronica and pop. Like a stew of soundtracks served on a porcelain plate. Powerful strings, vocals interwoven with clean production. This ensemble has earned themselves a spot on our 360 Watch List.
- 360, culture magazine
Rick Bergsma: love the haunting voice!!
Carl Young:Far OUt !! Dig it.
Pegasus: Great atmosphere and voice!
Euodia M.: love the haunting feel of this track
House Of Light: What a voice!
Era: Cinematic and interesting
J-Will: love the intro
Amir:Very dramatic: I love the flute
Christoph Matysiak: Big!!
William C. Black: Wow!!!!! Absolute magic. Avant garde and cool
Jay Lincoln: I absolutely love this production. Great work.
Leander: What tention! :D
Nicholas Pinder: Great work, very cinematic. Beautiful voice.
Paul Myhre: Beautiful vocal work
Listener comments (Jorn Lavoll Solo):
Jorn's beautiful solo piece Galskap, available on Underground Aid Volume 2, is #1 on the Piano genre charts this morning... Congrats to Jorn Lavoll, master composer from Norway!
Norwegian composer Jørn Lavoll gives us music of stark, aching beauty, infused with a complex sadness that belies its simplicity of form. The shortest selection on the album, Galskap is a sonic cameo cut from ice and diamonds.
I just listened to Jorn's Galskap at the Underground Aid site... It's a stark, haunting solo piano piece that conveys the deep sadness of the situation. I think it's available on the Underground Aid DAM #2.
Beautiful work, Jorn.
I don't know about the rest of you guys but I've downloaded Jorn's collection of music and it is uniformly excellent from piano preludes to understated sonic excursions... Meanwhile there is some beautiful music to be hear on Mr. Lavoll's site. Galskap is one of my favorite piano pieces with Journey in Opening building a sparse landscape of sounds.
Galskap is neither atonal nor lushly melodic. Jorn Lavoll plays a dynamic piano piece that is both calm and thoughtful. The performance and composition are excellent. The song is more classical in nature than New Age but still a bright spot.
Picture w. NO words starts in familiar territory- semi-classical piano that sounds like it was intentionally altered. Small sounds are inserted, leading to a pleasant drum/bass/pad section that is firmly in the New Age tradition. The song ends as it leads us back to processed piano and quiet bell sounds. A very good arrangement.
I responded to your amp3.com thread but I wanted to personally tell you how enjoyable I find your music. It is lacking in pretension although you work with piano frequently and I can not think of an instrument that has brought more pretension to music than solo piano.
Your synth pieces are also excellent. There are few musicians I listen to unless I'm reviewing them or checking new material out. You are one of the exceptions.
I don't think I got to tell you how much I enjoyed your latest...Picture w. No Words...
It came in and went too fast, but it was short and sweet. You were right! It did get a little funky...I loved it when it started to go with that flow, it got my attention right away! It was like one of those short showers, when the sun is still shining...you know...when it sprinkles for like 10 minutes or less...? I hope you dig what I am saying...anyway! Much respect to you!!!