Photo: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Photo: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Masåva’s debut album.
release: October 26. 2018. 

This is an album which is inspired by dreams, sorrow, love and the everyday life - played by four musicians who has a lot to express. With Selma French Bolstad’s strong lyrics and melodies have Masåva made some really great tunes both beautiful and catchy, with references to both jazz, pop and traditional Norwegian folk music .

The album contains 11 tracks with folk tunes, pop tunes, and some ballads which can melt the blackest heart and make stones roll - all with honest and strong Norwegian texts by Selma French Bolstad as the base. The Norwegian texts address everything from everyday problems that most people can recognize with naive and humorous considerations to philosophical and serious songs with inner and political challenges. The texts are reinforced in the arrangements and instrumentations of the young and vital, yet highly mature musicians in the band. Together, they create a musical universe that sounds modern and yet historic grounded. Dag Erik Johansen in the Athletic Sound studio has made a strong impression on the album with analog recording and tasteful mixing, and every song has been taken care of and treated with care both by him, the band and Selma.

Selma French Bolstad - vokal & fele
Martin Morland - kontrabass & vokal
Martin Sternberg - piano, harmonium & vokal
Øystein Aarnes Vik - trommer, perkusjon & vokal



— Universitas (NO)
«Jorda rundt» av Masåva er ei av dei vakraste låtane eg har høyrt på ei stund
— Framtida (NO)
Den låta jeg har kanskje hørt mest på i 2018 er Masåva og låta Jorda Rundt. Et folkemusikkband som jeg synes spiller utrolig, utrolig fint
— Frida Ånnevik

Produced and arranged by Masåva
Recorded and mixed in Athletic Sound, (Halden, NO) 9th-12th of January 2018 by Dag Erik Johansen
Mastered by Karl Klaseie in Greener Mastering (Trondheim, NO)
Cover photo and design by Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard
All compositions by Selma French Bolstad, except ‘Klem’ by Martin Morland
All texts by Selma French Bolstad