The music is alive! Annbjørg Lien´s Aliens Alive is more than just a live recording.
The new arrangements and improvisations are summing up where she’s at just now, and pointing ahead. Embracing traditional Scandinavian music as well as modern forms, Lien gives us a vision of adventurous music rarely seen.
From the contemplative beginning like a clear mountain spring, through rapids and cascades, the album feels like a Norwegian river, a beautifull tapestry of melodic and rhytmic cross currents. The band creates potent and poignant images. Its a marvellous flow of spirit, sound and harmonies.
Beyond Boundaries and Barriers
Its another of those steps into musical wonders which Annbjørg and her companions do so well. There are moments of aural revelations when keyed and Hardanger fiddles interplay with guitar, flute, percussion and keyboards. Its again a moving beyond boundaries and barriers, a mystical blend of past and present. Its a visionary voyage from the atmospheric voice of the Space Age to the voice of the Sami Aboriginals.
The Tradition is Alive
Mellow and monumental, the album evokes a futuristic nostalgia. Annbjørg once again shows the relevance of roots and real traditions, magically bridging the past and the future. Profound and simple, it captures your senses. Its music speaking to the heart and the mind. It enters your deepest emotions, makes you smile, listen and even sometimes think.
Its more than a live recording, its alive.