Guitarist Geir Sundstøl deserves a prize for pushing Norwegian folk music through a transition and make it into something new, relevant and available.
“Langen ro” consists of eight instrumental tracks best characterized as melancholic, dreamy country with melodic and harmonic flow and references to traditional folk music and jazz. The album was recorded over only a few days at St James’s Church in Oslo and is Sundstøl’s second album released on Norwegian experimental label Hubro.
About “Langen ro” Sundstøl said he wanted to make an album of “underwater music” and takes the self-invented genre a step further. If anything should be the 2016 soundtrack of Norwegian nature, it should be Geir Sundstøl’s “Langen ro”.