Jo David Meyer Lysne & Mats Eilertsen
Meander is meyer lysne & elertsen´s first album.
AWARDS: Fourth BEST MINI ALBUM OF THE YEAR (textura, CA)
release: december 1. 2017.
Jo David Meyer Lysne (b. 94) & Mats Eilertsen (b. 75) are releasing their strong album debut, with music mainly written by Meyer Lysne. The music is mostly inspired by the landscape surrounding “Sluten” at Filefjell (NO), where the first compositions were made. Beautiful and nordic landscapes is reflected through quietly, acoustic and dynamic interplay where the melodies, compositions and free improvisations forms the acoustic interplay between the guitar and the double bass.
«My grandfather build our cabin at Sluten. All the material had to be sent on a wire over the river that runs in front of the cabin. He was great at building stuff, a skill I think he appreciated to learn me when I was a child. He had a cold, tiny room in the basement where we would make things out of wood, and I always had a project. Today I´m still searching for things to build to get new timbers from the guitar. By «re-building» the guitar I find new timbers, which can be the basis for new compositions. I´m searching for ways to make an illusion that the sound of the guitar is bigger than it is, or that it might sound like a totally different instrument» (Meyer Lysne)
Meyer Lysne is working on expanding the timbers of the guitar, and this opens up for doing new things within the traditional guitar/bass duo-format, and makes the duo take unexpected directions and presenting different soundscapes. Eilertsen is an experienced performer, with over 100 records. He is carrying Meyer Lysne´s compositions ín a unique way. In the compositions they are working with alternating different roles, which gives the music variation and a clearly dramaturgical structure. Through different moods and states of mind, the record brings the listener a story. The long run is as important as the small details.
Jo David Meyer Lysne - guitar / compositions
Mats Eilertsen - double bass
PRODUCTION // OF 128
Recorded at Rainbow Studio (Oslo, NO), October 28th 2016 and June 1th 2017.
Produced by Jo David Meyer Lysne
Engineered and mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug in Rainbow Studio, Oslo (NO)
Mastered by Peer Ursfjord in Rainbow Studio, Oslo (NO)
Cover design by Jenny Berger Myhre