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Grounding

Randi Tytingvag

Grounding

...immediacy and melancholy
OZ040CD (Ozella Music)
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Track Time Listen
1
Impatience

Impatience

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
04:27 Play $1.70
2
Inside

Inside

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
04:27 Play $1.70
3
Tytingvag

Tytingvag

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
04:19 Play $1.70
4
Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
03:47 Play $1.70
5
Your Way

Your Way

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
04:11 Play $1.70
6
Sit Yourself Down

Sit Yourself Down

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
04:42 Play $1.70
7
All That Is Not Free

All That Is Not Free

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
04:39 Play $1.70
8
Relay

Relay

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
04:01 Play $1.70
9
Starbuck

Starbuck

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
05:51 Play $3.40
10
Heads Up

Heads Up

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
03:26 Play $1.70
11
Future Song

Future Song

Composer Randi Tytingvag
Band Randi Tytingvag
02:40 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 47 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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On Grounding, Tytingvåg's love for jazz and chanson has remained intact, but is now complemented by her talents as a singer-songwriter perfectly familiar with the British-Nordic spin on pop-music.

This album is licensed for download from Ozella.
Download includes - cover art, booklet

Most musicians prefer safety in numbers over creative transformation. For Norwegian vocalist Randi Tytingvåg, meanwhile, changes have always been an integral part of life. And so, straight after having completed a long European tour, Tytingvåg handpicked new musicians, performed in a theatrical play featuring songs from her albums Let Go and Red and, with the support of Ivar Grydeland (guitar, banjo), Jo Berger Myhre (bass, baritone guitar) as well as Pål Hausken (drums, percussion) took a turn into a new direction. Compared to previous, more jazz- and chansonsinspired releases, Grounding now sees her establishing herself, above all, as an extremely focused singer/songwriter in the proud British-Nordic pop tradition. The eleven original songs resulting from this new approach oscillate between cinematic sentiments, big emotions and intimate statements on how to carve out one's own niche in life.

 In an interview for Norwegian daily Aftenbladet, Tytingvåg aptly summarised her concept for Grounding as follows: 'We reduced everything to its essence, while staying true to the origins of the songs. We tried to avoid any unnecessary embellishments. More than ever, my voice and my stories are at the heart of the pieces.' There is nothing egocentric about this gesture, which she has instead described as being driven by humility - significantly, the album's opener is a track playfully dealing with her own 'extreme impatience'. And yet, hiding behind a surface of both airiness and melancholy, there are plenty of serious topics as well. On tracks like 'Paper Tiger', 'Your Way', 'Starbuck' and "Future Song", the Stavanger-born artist is embarking on a quest for truthfulness and honesty in relationships, for fighting current and future fears together. The combination of compelling narratives and immediately catchy melodies is uniquely her own and reminiscent of the unique ambiance of her live appearances, in which diverse moods combine into a deep, colourful stream of sound. And it is always complemented by the duality of her voice, sounding strong and fragile at the same time.

Tender and subtle songs like "Your Way", "All That Is Not Free" and "Relay" are juxtaposed by elegant pieces like 'Inside' as well as Americana-tinged 'Tytingvåg'. Produced by Pål Hausken and recorded in August 2011 on the island Giske outside of Ålesund in the Ocean Sound studio, Grounding has turned into a work of change and diversity - which feels instantly recognisable and atmospherically dense nonetheless. Randi Tytingvåg truly has found her grounding - she is aware of her roots and deeply influenced by the people and nature surrounding her.

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