Category Archives: Albums

Still Eating Ginger Bread for Breakfast – The 20th Anniversary Concert

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Rune Grammofon: “Formed in 1995, SPUNK comprises four of Norway’s most innovative musicians: Maja S. K. Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager and Kristin Andersen. The quartet combine talents that range from vocal experiments, instrumental virtuosity, impulsive improvisation and a … Continue reading

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And sing…

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Booklet text (Norwegian below): Could the act of composing include my sound as a voice performer? The two works on this album are two different answers to this question. From the moment I started to compose new classical music I … Continue reading

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Focus Foucault Foccachia

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Cassette release by Solveig Kjelstrup & Maskinanlegg          

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Malleus Maleficarum Maximum

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Cassette release by Maja Ratkje & Bjørn Hatterud    

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Drono

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Derek Piotr’s Drono is, as its name suggests, a drone album. It emphasizes the form and durational composition of drone through unquantized, glitching samples and near-absence of rhythm. Yet this is a drone album preoccupied with mutability: the tracks are … Continue reading

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Kapital & Moral

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The combination of the trio POING and vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje has been referred to as among the best, boldest and most innovative players in the Norwegian music community. On their new album, “Kapital&Moral”, they present a selection of … Continue reading

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Crepuscular Hour

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Crepuscular Hour was originally commissioned for a performance at the Ultima festival 2010 in Uranienborg church, Oslo. The work is composed for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians and concert organ. All performers surround the audience, and are amplified … Continue reading

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FLUXUS

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In the FLUXUS series. Music by Zuzana Husarová, Mama Bär, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Maja S. K. Ratkje & Lasse Marhaug, Eighty Pound Pug, Andy Ortmann, Jörg Piringer, Cecilie Bjorgas Jordheim, Allan Revich and Andre Borges. In catalogue: Psych.KG 299.

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Rasaka

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Concert recording from Rødbrygga, Inderøy, April 2013. Maja S. K. Ratkje (voice and live electronics) with the trio SAKA: Kristoffer Berre Alberts (saxophones), Jon Rune Strøm (double bass), Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums). CD and Vinyl. Mixed by Lasse Marhaug.

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Oh No Love, You’re Not Alone

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Bowie in a new and different kind of wrapping! The project presents newly composed music based on David Bowies concept album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” from 1972. The works are written and … Continue reading

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Celadon

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A record of slowly evolving beauty that gradually unravels its meditative design. Recorded in Norwegian sculptor and painter Emanuel Vigeland’ s (1875 -1948) mausoleum in Oslo in 2013. A recording space that is famous for its acoustics and its long … Continue reading

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In a series of fluxus releases: Agrare (Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje/Hild Sofie Tafjord/Lotta Melin) – Seglet Er Vekk (from performance ”, 2010) Mama Baer – For the Maincontrol Natalie Lauchlan – 65.7N20.3W Hannah Silva – Threshold Barbara Rapp – Kategorie … Continue reading

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Deviate From Balance

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John Wiese’s long awaited Deviate From Balance is the artist’s first album since 2011’s Seven Of Wands (PAN). Recorded throughout Europe/UK, Australia, and the US, the album includes scored ensemble pieces including over 20 musicians on each, recorded in Melbourne … Continue reading

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String Quartets vol IV: Schubert-Ratkje-Britten-Haydn

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2L: “Perhaps the greatest single characteristic of Franz Schubert’s Rosamunde Quartet (1823) is the elusive, longing and perhaps even tragically unconsummated atmosphere that pervades the entire work. Only in the Andante are we really allowed to relax in its peaceful … Continue reading

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Live in Molde

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+3dB: “SPUNK and Joëlle Léandre is a match made for history. Based on their first joint appearance at Belleville, Oslo, in 2008, Molde Jazz Festival suggested that these players join forces again, a situation that warranted documentation. Léandre is one … Continue reading

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It still haunts me like a good nightmare, and I try in vain to recover the impression

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In Roland Barthe’s Mythologies from 1957 he presents his theory on myths, which he believed to be collective conceptions of cultural phenomena constantly retold through objects and actions, until they appear as given and natural. In the exhibition It still … Continue reading

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Adventura Botanica

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Rune Grammofon: “On in this botanical adventure – or “Adventura Botanica” – SPUNK join forces with one of Norway’s leading modern dance exponents, Odd Johan Fritzøe, to create a sound and movement work celebrating Darwin’s legendary, game-changing voyage to Madagascar. … Continue reading

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Maja S. K. Ratkje In Dialogue with Eugeniusz Rudnik

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01 Eugenusz Rudnik – Divertimento; 02 Maja S. K. Ratkje – In Dialogue with Rudnik; 03 Eugenusz Rudnik – Breakfast on the grass in the cave of Lascaux

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DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess Meets Most Soulmates At Faust Studio Deejay Laboratory

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DJ Marcelle’s mix of music featuring Maja S. K. Ratkje’s “Joy” from the album Voice (Rune Grammofon). 4 LPs.

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Through The Looking-Glass

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Tzadik: “Expanding their duo into a sextet with the addition of strings, piano and voice, Ikue and Zeena have created a compelling and varied soundscape inspired by fairy stories the world over. Combining plucked and bowed strings, sinuous vocals, driving … Continue reading

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