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Most recent release, One (2006)
Sidsel Endresen's site
Something in the spareness of her performance reminds me of Agnes Buen Garnas, though her music is quite different
Sidsel Endresen is one of those artists who is extremely difficult to describe well. Her work is spare but has some electronic backing, some jazz elements, some folk elements, some non-mainstream-pop elements, and an experimental flavour but doesn't fall into the styles of music usually called experimental. She has a deep, haunting voice and sings music full of ripples of sound, connotation, and allusion. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Smoky, spare, jazz-informed, siberrian; with spacious hollows and crystalline percussion. Beautiful, soft and sad. [Anticipates Jane Siberry's Maria.] (email@example.com)
Norway and online sources
Patrick Shaw Iverson—flutes, loops
Haunting yet catchy, "undertow" describes this album well. It's deceptively simple yet catchy and drags you into its mood. There are all kinds of hints of deeper levels and melancholy hauntings, all framed by Sidsel Endresen's aching vocals. (Neile)
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