RCD 2059 - In The Country: Losing Stones, Collecting Bones (CD)
We are absolutely thrilled with this album, a true original in the genre of the piano trio. The ensemble playing of this young group is excellent and have improved a lot since their much acclaimed debut from last year (RCD 2045). The 11 brand new tunes from pianist Morten Qvenild are bound to establish him as a writer with a strong and personal signature. We find elements from pop, rock, country, folk, blues and classical music, all very rich in melody and detail, new layers are revelead with each listen. None other than Marc Ribot is guesting on two tracks, Swedish singer Stefan Sundtröm helps out on one track and Morten himself sings the beautiful track that ends the album. The album was recorded at the legendary Atlantis Studio in Stockholm, home of the first classic Abba recordings.