John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Ballads

Ballads

John Hegre & Maja Ratkje

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 8 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 8 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 8 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Ballads

„Ballads“ ist the first collaborative album by two key figures of the Norwegian noise, improv, experimental, whatever-you-call-it music scene. Anyone expecting a rackety wall of distorted feedback guitars and voices will be gently surprised though by the sparse and intimate sketches to be found on this wonderful record. Songs are stripped down to their raw bones using only the most essential elements to reveal the soul behind every single sound. Superfluous effects seem to be completely absent, creating an open space for miniscule details, always ready to implode into noisier tracks such as „Private Matter“. The album culminates in „Hammock Moods“, a quietly mesmerizing epic finale with Maja Ratkje humming a beautiful melody over Hegre’s gorgeous near-psychedelic guitar playing. Let’s all hope for a sequel to this album!

Maja Ratkje is a member of Spunk (Rune Grammofon) and noise duo
Fe-Mail. Her solo album „Voice“ (produced in collaboration with Jazzkammer) got an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. In 2001 she was the first composer ever to receive the Arne Nordheim distinction award. She has collaborated with Jaap Blonk, Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide, Wolf Eyes, Matmos, Lasse Marhaug, Jason Forrest, Kim Hiortoy, Ulver and many others.

John Hegre is a member of Jazzkammer / Jazkamer (Smalltown Supersound), Kaptein Kaliber, Golden Serenades, New Boiling Near The Fjords (with members of Alog) and others. His first solo 3“CD came out on Dekorder in 2003. Jazkamer will release their aptly titled new album „Metal Music Machine“ in spring 2006 and Hegre is working on an as yet untitled solo album for Dekorder.

Tracklisting

Download Album (DEKORDER 015DD)
  1. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Autumn Leaves
  2. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Binoculars and Traces
  3. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Private Matter
  4. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Blues for Silent Bakers
  5. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Hesitating Interruptions of Spring
  6. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - A Quiet Day at the Office
  7. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Art Compass
  8. John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Hammock Moods

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Autumn Leaves 4m 25s £0.75
2 Binoculars and Traces 6m 0s £0.75
3 Private Matter 3m 18s £0.75
4 Blues for Silent Bakers 3m 8s £0.75
5 Hesitating Interruptions of Spring 3m 55s £0.75
6 A Quiet Day at the Office 2m 21s £0.75
7 Art Compass 2m 42s £0.75
8 Hammock Moods 15m 39s N/A N/A
Entire MP3 Download Album (8 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
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Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Ballads tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Autumn Leaves 4m 25s £0.75
2 Binoculars and Traces 6m 0s £0.75
3 Private Matter 3m 18s £0.75
4 Blues for Silent Bakers 3m 8s £0.75
5 Hesitating Interruptions of Spring 3m 55s £0.75
6 A Quiet Day at the Office 2m 21s £0.75
7 Art Compass 2m 42s £0.75
8 Hammock Moods 15m 39s N/A N/A
Entire FLAC Download Album (8 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Ballads tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Autumn Leaves 4m 25s £0.75
2 Binoculars and Traces 6m 0s £0.75
3 Private Matter 3m 18s £0.75
4 Blues for Silent Bakers 3m 8s £0.75
5 Hesitating Interruptions of Spring 3m 55s £0.75
6 A Quiet Day at the Office 2m 21s £0.75
7 Art Compass 2m 42s £0.75
8 Hammock Moods 15m 39s N/A N/A
Entire WAV Download Album (8 tracks) £6.99

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the John Hegre & Maja Ratkje - Ballads tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.