The trio have recorded 11 powerful tracks all marked by a palpable enthusiasm and sensibility akin to the immediacy of 70s Guitar-Rock and further enriched with melodious pop-hooks. Even though their style congenially fuses elements of Southern-Rock, Bluegrass and Stadion Rock, it nonetheless offers a truly individual approach free from any kind of nostalgic tendencies.
Wilfred's debut develops the power to make you believe in the timeless and progressive power of Rock'n'Roll again. You can always trust these three musicians, on-demand session studio- and session-instrumentalists for the likes of Marit Larsen, to deliver. Their spirited performance and technical prowess are all part of a vision: to assure a sonically inspiring place for rock music in the future.
'Their debut album starts fresh with a tough drive in the nineties and seventies influenced sound, with vocals that seem inspired by a Neil Young / REM. Wilfred downbeat pop-rock merged with country, the result is simple but good and stablepop melodies. All 11 songs have much variety of character. Listen to "Blue eyed angel" its distinctive sound with noise elements and vocal development.' Moss Avis
Jan Terje Sager: Vocals / Acoustic & Electric guitar
Ingar Blix Aaeng: Bass / Vocals
Alf Magne Hillestad: Drums / vocals
Thomas Stenersen: Electric guitar / slide / 12string electric guitar
Olav Torgeir Kopsland: Electric guitar
Trond Lien: Hammond B3
Lars Kvistum: Keyboards
Vocals: Sophie Nerdrum, Ingebjørg Eik and Tuva Sofia Andersen
All songs written by Jan Terje Sager and Wilfred, except Land of The Blind - lyrics and chords by Jan Terje Sager and melody by Brynjar Takle Ohr.
Published by Edition Ozella
Recorded by Thomas Stenersen and Alf Magne Hillestad at Mølleparken Studio, Oslo, Norway, Tracks 2, 7, 8 and 11 by Alf Magne Hillestad in Hill Studios, Hønefoss, Norway
Mixed by Alf Magne Hillestad in Mølleparken Studio, Oslo, Norway
Mastered by Hans-Jörg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics, Germany