The combination of the trio POING and vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje has been referred to as among the best, boldest and most innovative players in the Norwegian music community. On their new album, “Kapital & Moral”, they present a selection of songs from the past century that address the theme of the impact that capital has on each and every one of us.
Reinstates the element of surprise
According to the newspaper Aftenposten, their previous release, “Wach Auf” (Øra Fonogram, 2011), “reinstates the element of surprise in the cabaret tradition and expands the content of meaning in the concept of revolutionary music”. For several years the group have presented an annual concert in Oslo the evening before 1 May. They have toured extensively since their previous album was released, performing at a number of Norwegian festivals as well as in France, Belgium and the USA, often together with local choirs. The members of POING are Rolf-Erik Nystrøm on saxophone, Frode Haltli on accordion and Håkon Theling on double bass. On this release both they and vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje play a variety of instruments. The album was recorded at Propeller Studio in Oslo, and was produced by Kåre Chr. Vestrheim.