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Voice, live sampling, percussion and melodica: Eldbjørg Raknes / Music: Eldbjørg Raknes / Produced by: Eldbjørg Raknes and Audun Kleive / Recorded by: Audun Kleive, Skotfoss, Norway, February 2013 / Mixed by: Audun Kleive and Eldbjørg Raknes, Weimar, Germany, May, 2013 / Mastered by: Morten Stendahl, Redroom Studio / Cover art: A.K. Dolven / Cover design: Per Finne / Support: Arts Council Norway and Trondheim Kommune / Year: 2013 / Label: MYrecordings


  1. Open 08:32
  2. like Smr 04:58
  3. Talks 09:29
  4. Breathe 09:42
  5. In and Out 03:29


Petter Petterson,Romsdals Budstikke

Dramatic , beautiful and sensual ( …) You will be richly rewarded when you shut out the world and uses the senses to follow her into the ” rakneske ” tone world

Eyal Hareuveni, All about Jazz

Vocal Mastery. As on all of Raknes albums, it’s packaged with utmost beauty, and this time with an evocative photo of visual artist A.K. Dolven. The recording space offers an immediate intimate sonic surrounding, for the five consecutive pieces, all feature varied aspects of the masterful and precise control that Raknes has with her voice. On “Open” Raknes let the music—spare percussion, wordless low singing and subtle live sampling—to wander patiently through this space, to resonate and absorb delicate overtones, creating a deep, meditative spell. “Like Smr” is an enigmatic story sung in imaginative language. The reverberating space adds a dramatic layer, full of fragile emotions and suppressed tension(…) Raknes suggests in OPEN a new way to experience music, in space and in time. It is a deep emotional, evocative and most beautiful experience…