RLP3109 - The Last Hurrah!!: Spiritual Non-believers (LP)
This is the new project from HP Gundersen; well known producer, artist, musical partner, creative force, mentor and a true music enthusiast from Bergen, Norway. He has produced some 50 albums, probably best know for Sondre Lerche´s debut album ”Faces Down”. After stumbling over Stephen Stills´ ”secret tuning” as used on ”Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, HP has dedicated the last couple of years to explore what he calls drone guitar, music based on open, in this case modal, guitar tunings offering a fuller sound world and polyrhythmic possibilities not achieved with standard tunings. ”Spiritual Non-believers” is a fascinating and lovely mix of acoustic drone guitar, cosmic raga, pure pop and the very local take on country music so special for the west coast of Norway. The half hour centrepiece of the album is based on a dark, sordid and bizarre story, in stark contrast to the almost high spirited feelgood atmosphere of most of the music. He is joined by Heidi Goodbye on vocals and a number of guests.