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Avin
Da du og jeg var vi, 5m00s [excerpt]
Track 1 from Avin
CD: Nakama Records (2017) NKM 010CD

Avin is the solo project of musician Christian Meaas Svendsen. The album consists of Norwegian lyrics in a traditional singer/songwriter-style wrapped in a somewhat challenging and unconventional format. The music is arranged for an 8-piece band consisting of some of Norway’s finest musicians.

Avin is a Kurdish maiden name meaning love. Avin is also the name of Svendsen’s girlfriend. The central theme on the album is their unfinished love, and the texts and the music describe Svendsen’s feelings and reflections in the turbulent phases of the relationship. Loss, anger and despair are repeating themes, but amidst it all there is hope and a strange kind of underlying positivism. The music is inspired from early American contemporary music, modern nordic improvised music and different types folk songs. The result is a more meek version of the modern contemporary music, a slightly more strict version of improvised music and jazz, and a somewhat detached way of presenting conventional singer/songwriter material. It is creative music with healthy resistance presented in an earnest, convincing and personal way.

Track Listing

    • 1
      Da du og jeg var vi
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m00s
    • 2
      Kretsløp
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m37s
    • 3
      Avin
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      7m36s
    • 4
      i Berlin
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m37s
    • 5
      Katarsis
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      1m00s
    • 6
      11 dager
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      7m39s
    • 7
      Tørr og sliten jord
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      4m53s
Total duration: 37m18s