REBEKKA KARIJORD announces new album 'Mother Tongue' for Jan 27th release.
To perform London Dance Umbrella Festival next week. Hear Waimanalo. Largely written following the traumatic arrival, 3 months early, of her first baby, Mother Tongue tracks the experience with uncommon honesty and unshrinking courage.
Rebekka Karijord has confirmed details of her new album, Mother Tongue, which will be released by Control Freak Kitten Records on January 27th, 2017.
Largely written following the traumatic arrival, three months early, of her first baby, its extraordinary eleven songs track her experience with uncommon honesty and unshrinking courage. Like a collection of short stories, it chronicles the events surrounding her pregnancy and the agony of nearly losing her daughter, but it’s much more than an album about childbirth. Mother Tongue is about instinct, about belonging, and about finding one’s own emotional language.
The first track to be shared online is Waimanalo: https://soundcloud.com/controlfreakkittenrecords/02-waimanalo
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“I never know what my records are about until they´re almost done,” Rebekka Karijord admits of Mother Tongue’s provenance in a typical, if wry, display of candour. “It´s like a subconscious collecting process, shooting arrows into the dark and then getting out there to see where they have landed. This time, however, it was a bit different…”
The album was recorded in Hawaii, Stockholm & Oslo during 2015 and 2016, and produced, arranged and edited by Karijord with help from Elias Krantz as technician, co-producer and mixer. Other contributors include Mariam Wallentin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums), Linnea Olsson and Nina Kinert (vocals) Jacob Snavely (bass and electronics), Christopher Cantillo (drums), Joe Williamson (upright bass) and regular contributor Anders Scherp (drums & tuned percussion).
Rebekka will be in London performing two shows live at Dance Umbrella Festival October 19th and 20th, 2016. The performances feature 4 dancers from 65-80 years old and are based on the song “Use My Body While It´s Still Young” from Rebekka´s prior record We Become Ourselves that was selected top 10 of the year in 2012 by MOJO Magazine.
Dance Umbrella Use My Body While It’s Still Young
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