Production work and appearances
The Timeless Nowhere (box set)
Limited edition 4LP box set, including 2 CDs with all the music.
Liner notes by John Potter of The Hilliard Ensemble.
”The Timeless Nowhere” consists of 42 tracks distributed across 4 individual albums, each with stunning artwork by Kim Hiorthøy and assembled in a sturdy slipcase. ”Towards Language - Live at Punkt” has previously only been available for streaming and downloads, while the 3 other albums consist of brand new material as well as previously unreleased selections from the past 10 years, carefully assembled by Arve into albums that could have been released separately. That said, while showing many facets of an artist on a seemingly unstoppable quest for for discovery and exploration, there´s also a remarkable unity to these tracks, possibly due to longtime collaborator Jan Bang who features across the board in various roles. ”The Timeless Nowhere” fits well into a lineage of albums like ”Chiaroscuro”, ”Places of Worship” and ”Towards Language”, and serves as a great introduction into Arve´s musical universe, at the same time being an indispensable treasure trove for fans and followers.
Towards Language - Live at Punkt
Captured Under Mountainsides
Cryosphere was produced by Jan Bang
Arve Henriksen / Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang / Jez riley French
The Height of the Reeds
Commissioned by Hull 2017 City of Culture and features Opera North Chorus and Orchestra with arrangements by Alexander Waaktaar and conducted by Justin Doyle. Produced by Jan Bang.
"Probably my favourite listening of the year so far: ‘The Height of the Reeds’, the sound installation for the Humber Bridge by Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang, Eivind Aarset, Jez Riley French & Opera North. Released by @runegrammofon this week. Extraordinarily beautiful."
Richard Williams (UK)
Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvær feat. Eivind Aarset and Vladislav Delay. Produced by Jan Bang
Basic tracks recorded at Paradiso in Oslo. I added samples and programming and recorded Eivind´s overdubs at Punkt studio and later Nils Petter at D Volante studio, Kristiansand. Vladislav Delay mixed the album at his studio in Finland. Co-produced by Jan Bang and Vladislav Delay.
Financial Times Review:
"Drummer Sly Dunbar and bass guitarist Robbie Shakespeare are the great rhythm section whose work traces the history of Jamaican music, from roots reggae and dub to dancehall and lover’s rock. On this album, they dovetail their rhythmic spring and bounce into layers of background electronica marshalled by producer Jan Bang in support of the broody lead voices of trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer and guitarist Eivind Aarset." ★★★☆☆
Recorded during three days at Johnny Skalleberg´s studio in Oslo with Arve, Eivind Aarset and myself playing live together in the studio. I had brought a few sketches and ideas that I thought might be a good starting point for the recording session without presented it to the others in advance. Erik Honoré mixed the album at Punkt studio. Produced by Jan Bang.