Release Date: 13 November 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Morten Qvenild Personal Piano Limited Vinyl 2LP Set
For the past fifteen years pianist and keyboardist Morten Qvenild has been one of the most creative musicians in the Norwegian music scene. Qvenild has both an unusual flair for pop and a passion for experimentation and improvisation. Now, at last, his long-awaited solo debut album has arrived.
Qvenild is probably most well known as a member of the unusual piano trio In the Country, half of the duo sPaceMonkey with drummer Gard Nilssen, and Susanna Wallumrød's partner in Susanna & the Magical Orchestra, but he has also played in a number of other bands. Altogether Qvenild has appeared on at least 50 albums with artists such as the National Bank, Solveig Slettahjell Slomo Quintet, Susanne Sundfør, Arve Henriksen, Thomas Dybdahl, Marit Larsen, Nils Petter Molvær, Shining, Jaga Jazzist, Frida Ånnevik and Trinity as well as many others. For the past few years Qvenild has been working on developing "the HyPer(sonal) Piano". By integrating various types of electronics into the grand piano he has radically expanded the instrument's sonic palette. The inventive tunes and improvisations on his solo debut, 'Personal Piano', create a platform that highlights a unique and heavily processed world of sound and a remarkably intense musical idiom. The music is primarily instrumental, but Qvenild also sings on a few tracks.
1. Turning Returning - Morten Qvenild
2. Kick and Glide - Morten Qvenild
3. Hilma - Morten Qvenild
2. We Found Love
3. Blown Away
4. Wild Horses