I Live

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Voice & live sampling: Eldbjørg Raknes / el. piano: Maria Kannegaard / guitar bass & voice: Nils-Olav Johansen / drums & voice: Per Oddvar Johansen / Music: Eldbjørg Raknes / Texts: Paul Celan, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Parker, Siri Gjære /Recorded in Skansen Lydstudio, Trondheim, june 2006 / Mixed and mastered by Johannes Lundberg and Eldbjørg Raknes, Gothenburg / Cover photos by Doris Q / Portrait photo by Tove Jonassen / Cover design by Per Finne / Support: Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Trondheim kommune, Stiftelsen Trøndelag musikkonservatorium, Arts Council Norway / Year: 2006 / Label: MYrecordings



  1. See Y 5:40
  2. You, Lucky 6:01
  3. I 3:54
  4. There Was Earth Inside Them, and They Dug 5:34
  5. A Minor Bird 5:47
  6. I Live Suddenly 5:21
  7. Move On 4:14
  8. Knock, Knock! 4:12
  9. Spellbound 1:53
  10. I Know 2:49
  11. Sanctuary 2:19


Carl P Opsahl, VG

From the first to the last note the music is solid cast (…) as if all the melodies are cut from the same piece. A beautiful, a somewhat subdued CD with catchy music.

Coliner Buttimer, Jazzwise

Haunted, occasionally wracked, but strangely warming (…) whispers at the door and rattles the window frames until it seeps into the listener’s soul.