Rebekka Karijord – “Music for Film and Theatre” (2014)

Label: Control Freak Kitten Records

Review by Luisa Mercier

Norwegian Rebekka Karijord produced one of my favourite 2012 record, “We Become Ourselves” with her dark and elegant atmospheres. She is multi talented since she also is an actress and with this new project, we also discover her ability as soundtrack composer. The record is largely piano and organ based, mostly instrumental with some vocals. Unlike her previous albums, the voice here is not used to sing actual lyrics, but it is used as an instrument mixing perfectly with the other arrangements.
I found particularly striking the opener “Prologue”, with its crescendo full of drama. It is wonderfully written. I would not recommend this record to start listening to her musical production, but the people who lover her more “pop” vein will also lover her as arranger and composer. From classical influences to more ambient and comtemporary sounds of tracks like “I’ve Always Been Jealous of Migratory Birds”, we can all recognize her enourmous talent and be sad about the fact about the great number of people that are still ignorant of her existence.

Rating – 80/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Prologue
  2. Madrigal
  3. Snö
  4. Salhus
  5. Lullaby
  6. Apathetic Children
  7. I’ve Always Been Jealous of Migratory Birds
  8. Morula
  9. Nowhere Home
  10. Waltz for Norma
  11. Jag Ser Dig
  12. Kjaere Gud Jeg Har Det Godt
  13. The End
  14. Anchor Boy
  15. Epilogue

 

Links

Facebook * Twitter * Site