Rebekka Karijord – Mother Tongue (Album)


rebekka-karijord-mother-tongue-2017
It’s been almost five years since Stockholm-based Norwegian artist Rebekka Karijord released her last album, but now she returns with a new album “Mother Tongue”.

Mother Tongue was written – partially – following the traumatic arrival, three months early, of her first baby and there’s certainly a darkness – however beautiful Karijord makes it sound – on the first track “Waimanalo”.

While this new track has some of the hallmarks of 2012’s We Become Ourselves, Karijord has added some electronic flourishes to the more organic sounds. So alongside the plucked strings, echoing clatter of prepared piano and Karihord’s incredible tremble of a voice there’s a gently intense synth buzz adding an air of foreboding to “Waimanalo”, named for a place in Hawaii where the singer spent some of the months of her pregnancy, writing what would become Mother Tongue.

Of the events which informed some of the album, Karijord explains “I never know what my records are about until they´re almost done. It´s like a subconscious collecting process, shooting arrows into the dark and then getting out there to see where they have landed. This time, however, it was a bit different…”

The album was recorded in Hawaii, Stockholm & Oslo during 2015 and 2016, and produced, arranged and edited by Karijord with help from Elias Krantz as technician, co-producer and mixer. Contributors include Mariam Wallentin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums), cellist (and Jennie Abrahamson collaborator) Linnea Olsson and regular contributor Anders Scherp (drums & tuned percussion).

Mother Tongue was release 27 January via Control Freak Kitten.

Tracklist:

1.Morula
2.Waimanalo
3.I Will Follow You Into the Wild
4.The Orbit
5.Your Name
6.Six Careful Hands
7.Home
8.Stones
9.Statistics
10.Mother Tongue
11.Mausoleum

OVERALL RATING
starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
3½ stars

Buy The Original Support the Artist

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s