Category Archives: Albums

Polish Radio Experimental Studio Revisited 1998-2018

Given away to subscribers of The Wire issue 413 July 2018. The PRES project is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence. Continue reading

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ENID BLYTON – Fünf Freunde Erzählen Kindergeschichten

Fluxus release which include work by Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg, Wataru Kasahara, C. Mehrl Bennett, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Polizei-Diensthund Hjuler. Exists in three more or less extremely limited different versions. Also cassette! Continue reading

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Snydelig

Album for kids (and grown-ups!) by the Norwegian duo Meg og kammeraten min. Featuring The Norwegian Radio Orcheastra, The Norwegian Girls’ Choir, Maja S. K. Ratkje (on theremin) and others. Continue reading

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Das Kepler-452b-Pre-Sequel

Fluxus release which include work by Maja S. K. Ratkje, Jonathan Meese and Kommissar Dionysos und Ariadne. Exists in four(?) more or less extremely limited different versions: Maja S. K. Ratkje / Jonathan Meese / Kommissar Dionysos und Ariadne – Die … Continue reading

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Gonimoblast Live – with Maja S.K Ratkje and Arve Henriksen

Gonimoblast, the ever-inventive sonic, electronic and jazz-inspired improvisers, led by dynamic bassist and composer Chris Mapp, are to release a double live album featuring striking guest performances from leading Norwegian vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje and renowned trumpeter Arve Henriksen. … Continue reading

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Variations over Variations

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra with brand new Norwegian music! Alfred Janson, Knut Vaage, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jan Erik Mikalsen have written for the orchestra, including a brand new trumpet concerto. Variations over Variations presents four Norwegian composers and … Continue reading

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

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…

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

Cassette release by Solveig Kjelstrup & Maskinanlegg Continue reading

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Malleus Maleficarum Maximum

Cassette release by Maja Ratkje & Bjørn Hatterud Continue reading

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Drono

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

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

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

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. Continue reading

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Rasaka

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

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

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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meow nim xluf minus w-moan ulf men equals nixon

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

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

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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