Slowly, slowly

 "Siril Malmedal Hauge follows up her acclaimed album "Uncharted Territory" with a collection of songs that demonstrate she is an artist of astounding complexity and sophistication, musically adventurous without sacrificing the simple pleasures of traditional song forms, lyrically inquisitive and meditative, and vocals that drift and glide or soar and swoop according to the currents of the music. 

Songs explore many themes, not least reconnection with one's place in the world - and which kind of world that is, or should be. Nature, love, tenderness, transcendence, hope, speculation, remembrance, the erotic and the sacred all find their places within the fabric of "Slowly, Slowly". 

Musically, the album runs the gamut from raucous funky blues to tender minimal jazz arrangements that drip with atmosphere, from whimsical staccato percussive clap-alongs to dark ballads. The textures come from everything from hip-hop to cool jazz to country music and folk, all blended to perfection. 

We already knew that Siril Malmedal Hauge was an exceptional talent, but with "Slowly, Slowly" she has not only consolidated that, but made it bulletproof." - Jazzland


Siril Malmedal Hauge - vocal, flute 
Martin Myhre Olsen - saxophones 
Torgeir Hodven Standal - guitars 
Kjetil Mulelid - piano, organ, mellotron 
Martin Morland - bass 
Henrik Lødøen - drums 
Mixed by Dag Erik Johansen, mastered by George Tanderø, released on Jazzland Recordings.  
Cover art by Synne Salvesen, design by Rune Mortensen.


Uncharted Territory

The first album "Uncharted territory" is a blend of pop energy and accessibility with jazz, and singer-songwriter sensibilities, bursting with melodic freshness. Featuring Siril's beautiful, clear and expressive voice, the songs balance commercial exuberance with intelligence, both musically and lyrically. Themes both weighty and feather-light are given the appropriate treatments and settings. The moods are many, with variations of light and shade, but a sense of positivity glistens from every song. The instrumentation is broadly that of a classic rock ensemble, with relaxed but skilful playing and an old-school vibe to the recording process that eliminates the digitally quantized dehumanizing aspects of so many releases this past number of years. Consequently, the resulting album is an organic musical entity, with every song, every phrase, and every note as alive as it should be.


Martin Myhre Olsen - soprano, alto and baryton saxophone  
Torgeir Hovden Standal - guitars  
Kjetil Andre Mulelid - piano, organ  
Martin Morland - bass  
Henrik Lødøen - drums  
Adrian Waade - violin
Isa Caroline Holmesland - viola
Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen - cello

 The album was released 1st of February 2019 on Jazzland Recordings.  
Recorded in Athletic Sound Studios, with sound engineer Dag Erik Johansen.