Ingfrid Breie Nyhus – Slåttepiano II (LabLabel, LP/digital)

The first literary mentions of the »slåtter,« a form of Norwegian dance music played on the fiddle, can be traced back to the 14th century and are mystically charged: this music is said to have put people in a trance. With »Slåttepiano II,« pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus presents a literally hypnotic album that pays tribute to this legendary tradition with idiosyncratic compositions on a different instrument.