EIVIND AARSET & JAN BANG in Audiophile man:

Title: Snow Catches on her Eyelashes 

Label: Jazzland 

Now, you’d think that  vinyl LP emanating from a record label called Jazzland would feature lots of upright bass, the odd sax solo and careful cymbal taps but not here ol’son. Think avant-garde electronica. Of a Norwegian stripe. 

What you have is a series of synth-based looped drones, sub-bass beats and more synth content that tells the story. Featuring a mosaic of often meditative sounds and sampled with trumpet interspersed as small fragments (at least, I’m pretty sure that’s what I heard, it’s difficult to be absolutely sure), this down tempo vinyl album provides intriguing rhythms and contemplative tones plus melancholic piano for anyone interested in electronica.



Nina Birkeland

Launches new website ninabirkeland.com

Graphic designer Nina Birkeland has launched a new website. The site presents new and existing work including her beautiful design for the Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang duo album Snow catches on her Eyelashes, released on Jazzland - in addition to her work as the in-house designer for Punkt.

Jan Bang interview in Italy


Allaboutjazz Italy has published and interview of Jan Bang by Danilo Durante You can find the interview here

(photo by Peer Kugler)

Jan Bang | Ensemble Modern

With these hands: Video

Irisierende Klangskulpturen, die im Raum zu schweben scheinen: Am 8. März 2020 führte das Ensemble Modern gemeinsam mit Jan Bang ›With these hands‹ im Frankfurter Museum für Angewandte Kunst auf. Für das Ensemble Modern hat der norwegische Musiker und Produzent Jan Bang nun in der aktuellen Situation einen Film entwickelt. Wir sehen aus dem Fenster seines Studios in Kristiansand in Norwegen. »Nur ein alltägliches Bild von etwas, das von der aktuellen bizarren Weltlage nicht betroffen zu sein scheint. Die Aufnahmen wurden mit meinem Handy gemacht und von Nina Birkeland, meiner Frau und lebenslangen Partnerin bearbeitet.«


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Snow Catches On Her Eyelashes

Reviewed in Electronic Sound

"...The Witness is a haunted, meditative moment, stranded between celebration and mournfulness."

For full review, please visit Electronic Sound magazine