Punkt 2020

Looking forward to play at Punkt Festival 2020 with incredible drummer Veslemøy Narvesen, remixing Finity!!!

Ut=Inn recommended by skJazz.SK

Nice to hear Patrick Spanko saying:
“I definitely recommend listening to this album”

The recording of Ut=Inn chosen by Jason Weiss (Le Ventre et l’Oreille, The Wire) as best vocal record 2019!

(Ballots 2019)

Reviews Rooms& Rituals , Trondheim Voices

ROOMS & RITUALS, ALBUM

-Collectively and cumulatively, these pieces move and unsettle the listener, bringing a sense of dislocation, and disorientation. It creates a space for pondering. This is art.  Auralaggravation.com, GB-Voices like no others.. a vast universe of sound, which the ensemble and Karstad explores with a result that is both amazing and overwhelming.
– Founded on creativity, bravery and great vocal skills – it is a triumph of true originality. Terje Mosnes, Jazzinorge, NO 

-The eerie vocals of Trondheim Voices with the live electronics of Asle Karstad come together in the haunting “Rooms & Rituals”. This impeccably sound designed album sends chills up your spine.  New Sounds/NPR.org, USA

-filled with mystique and mystery, borrowing aspects from hypermodern theatre and abstract opera, bringing on multilayered non-vocalisms, slow electronica pulses, modular twists and other unusual proceedings which all fall into place .. to create an album like no album you ever heard. Nitestylez.de, DE

-Gregorian Choral 2000. Björk’s Sweet meets Meredith Monk’s nude art, in bright moments it has the dreamy-playful of Sigur Rós, in gloomy moments the endless blackness of Deathprods’ “Morals & Dogma”. Dramatic, theatrical, daring. Musikkultur, Skug.at, DE

-haunting, ethereal sounds that explore the voice in its different manifestations. Even though some of the pieces seem to balance on the edge of a pure electronic music, there is never a loss of the natural intimacy that’s never more effectively communicated than through the human voice. Avantmusicnews.com, USA

-Extremely good listeners discover ways to new worlds.
This is high level vocal art, and the music brings associations to both Björk og Meredith Monk.  Morgenbladet, NO

-These singers have an incredible register, and they explore it to the maximum in cooperation with «the world´s best sound designer», Asle Karstad, on this album.  All the way through, this is almost divine music. Jan Granlie, Salt-peanuts, NO

-The short pieces on Rooms & Rituals offer a spectrum of moods, emotions and atmospheres. All have a lasting effect on the listener mental state of mind, promising to rewire the brain’s neurons to a more enlightening and peaceful configuration. Eyal Hareuveni, NO

-A hurricane of creativity.. Each piece is a kind of bubble that houses a micro-universe in which supernatural events take place. The twelve performers master perfectly their formidable instruments (voice and Maccatrols). A huge bravo for their sense of detail and their musical sensitivity. It’s great art, it’s innovative and it’s extremely beautiful. A real rough diamond.Chromatique.net, FR


Trondheim Voices +Asle Karstad “Rooms & Rituals”

Grappa 2018

Trondheim Voices “Rooms & Rituals” reviews

Brilliant reviews of “Rooms and Rituals ” (Grappa , 2018):

Inn i det uhørte | morgenbladet.no from Morgenbladet (Norwegian)

MUSIKKULTUR (German)

Jazz i Norge (Norwegian)

Voice & live electronics

Department of music at NTNU, improvisation.

Det kunne vært deg/It could have been you from Tone Åse on Vimeo.

Bol&Snah video: Briefing by Andrea Hovik Haugerud

Reviews BOL&SNAH “So? Now ?”

A powerful meeting… “Intricate and open pop inspired by Joni Mitchell,spoken word ,”Sonic Youth – like” art-rock with an edge, and volcanic prog….” Vegard Enlid , Adressa ! (5/6)

” …. both rockers and jazz people with open senses will have plenty of reasons to enjoy
” So? What? ” . ” Tor Hammerø blogg.no

” You should give up any kind of  resistance , because So ? What? is a powerful delight for the ear and should be obligatory for anyone who likes music. This is Genre-crushing at its most beautiful . This is a classic for those who seek the irresistible . ” Tor Stemland, Musikk fra Norge

More reviews at the BOL website :

Wonderful review in Rumore, Italy

Great review in Internazionale, Italy

Great review of “So? Now?” in Standout-zine.it

Great review of “So? Now?” in Livemusiclombardia.it

BOL&SNAH new album!

BOL&SNAH: So? Now? is out on Gigafon!
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