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Siri Nilsen: Alle snakker sant

SIRI NILSEN: Brev · Alle snakker sant · Ta meg med · Kort evighet · Hodet, hjertet eller magen · Snu, ikke snu · Enkle ting · Stille vann · JENS CARELIUS, SIRI NILSEN: Skjøtet · OLA GEIR RAFTEVOLD, SIRI NILSEN: Jegmore… ve

Siri Nilsen - vokal, ukuleler, gitar, piano, rhodes, perkusjon · Øyvind Røsrud Gundersen - bass, stueorgel, elektrisk gitar, synth, rhodes, piano, pianet, harpe, perkusjon, vokal · Jens Carelius - akustisk 12-streng gitar, akustisk gitar, elektrisk gitar, bottleneck, perkusjon, vokal · Helge Nysted - piano, rhodes · Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen - cello · Per Magnus Gundersen - marimba · Marius Simonsen - trommer, perkusjon

"The title track from the American-Norwegian singer’s excellent new album is, like the rest of the record, sung in Norwegian. But you don’t need to understand a word to appreciate what a gorgeous slice of peppy folk-pop this is." [Chris Salmon, The Guardian]

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Telling the truth Siri Nilsen won the Grappa debutant award in 2008 and in 2009 she released her debut album, "Vi som ser i mørket" to critical acclaim. Aftenposten wrote that she was "an artist who had already found her very own voice. The rumor of her excellence has not been exaggerated." On her new album she has collaborated with the producer duo Jens Carelius and Øyvind Røsrud Gundersen (Rumble in Rhodos), who both also plays on the album. Jens is in addition to having great success with his solo career for several years played in the band Blues Run The Game with Siri. Øyvind has previously produced all the boards to Jens Carelius and more recently Hanne Kolstø´s solo album. "I am very happy to have been working with Jens and Øyvind. They are skilled, creative and great guys” says Siri. The sound is generally delicate and translucent – dominated by acoustic string instruments, keyboards and various percussion instruments. – Something that creates plenty of room for vocalist and text intermediary Siri Nilsen. About the title "Alle snakker sant = Everybody is telling the truth," she says: "The title refers to when your head, heart and stomach are telling you different things, and you agree with what all three are saying." All the lyrics on "Alle snakker sant" are in Norwegian.


Siri Nilsen, the daughter of one of Norway’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Lillebjørn Nilsen, won Grappa’s “New Artist Award” in 2008. Her dual-language debut album, Vi som ser i mørket, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. Aftenposten, one of Norway’s leading newspapers, wrote that she is “an artist who has already found her own distinctive voice. The rumours of her excellence were no exaggeration.”

About the title cut, “Alle snakker sant” (“They All Speak the Truth”), she says, “The title refers to when your head, heart and stomach are telling you different things, and you agree with all of them.”

All the lyrics on ”Alle snakker sant” are in Norwegian, unlike on her first album, where Siri sang in both her father’s and her mother’s native tongues, Norwegian and English. “Alle snakker sant was written during the winter and recorded in the spring at a rehearsal studio very close to where I live. I started by writing songs to console myself, and ended with writing that here and now is a good place to be,” says Siri. “So this record is a sort of personal journey. When we started recording it the musical aspect also fell into place. The whole process has resulted in an organic, poetic and complex record that I’m looking forward to releasing.”

Release date: 11.11.2011

EAN: 7033662043729

Cat.No.: GRCD4372

Priskategori: CD