"Way overdue debut release of Norway’s finest improvising noise/voice duo. An hour long piece that is equally pleasing/challenging to the ears and time well spent for the adventurous music lover."
– Lasse Marhaug
"Listening to 'Hvizdalek, Fetveit.' is a wild trip through a turbulent landscape of hyperborean darkness, where valkyries overeat on amanita muscaria in the forests, trolls drum like madmen in the mountains, and rodents run towards the sea, only to face an armada of sail ships repeatedly crashing into the cliffs of a frozen fjord."
– Bjørn Hatterud
"We are in the company here of a duo of Agnes Hvizdalek (voice) and Harald Fetveit (electronics), producing some of the most extreme experimental music one can imagine. Hvizdalek is vocalist and improviser originating from the experimental music scene of Vienna, based in Oslo since 2008. Abstract vocal music is her thing, exploring it in much multi-disciplinary collaboration. Fetveit is a central force of the Norwegian noise music scene since the early 1980s. Toured the globe and worked with artist like Anla Courtis, Taku Unami, Seijiro Murayama, John Hegre, among others. They entertain us with a one-hour lasting improvisation of voice and primitive electronics of a very extreme kind, which is also of a very reduced kind of music, as they say, goodbye to many if not most conventional musical aspects. They create an intriguing micro-world of sounds and noises. And when your ears are a bit accommodated to it, you discover a richness of nuances. Hvizdalek’s technique results in a wide variety of very abstract vocal sounds that sometimes come close to electronics sounds. This makes this one interesting. Their interaction is concentrated and full of tension throughout. I find it difficult to speak of ‘development’ here, but their interactions, sometimes pulse-driven, change during the one hour set in a way that kept me fascinated. Still, I ask myself why one hour? Sanntidsmusikk, a label that started in 2006 and revived in 2018 after a very long silence, released this."
- Dolf Mulder, Vital Weekly number 1170
released November 30, 2018
SANNTIDSMUSIKK · SATIMU 003
Agnes Hvizdalek – voice
Harald Fetveit – electronics
Total length 63:42
Live sound and recording by Thom Johansen at Notam/Lydmuren
Mixed and mastered by Harald Fetveit
Cover design by Ellmer Stefan
Thanks to: Arnfinn Killingveit, Avin Khadir, Benny Nelson, Bjørn Hatterud, Børre Mølstad, Cato Langnes, Daniel Lercher, Einar Goksøyr Åsen, Ellmer Stefan, Elisabeth Gmeiner, Ezaki Masufumi, Franz Hautzinger, Go Tsushima, Goodiepal, Guro Moe, Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Hankil Ryu, Haruhisha Tanaka, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Hong Chulki, Håvard Skaset, Ingvild Kogstad Brodal, Irma Ellmer-Pallin, Isario Atushi, Jacky Hess, Jerry Gordon, JIn Sangtae, John Hegre, Jonathan Heilbron, Jørgen Skjulstad, Kai Holmen, Kana, Karl Sparre, Kashif Iqbal, Kenneth Korstad Langås, Lasse Marhaug, Lene Grenager, Leslie Low, Lo Wie, Mari Haugerud, Marie Torvik Fidjeland, Mark Cetilia, Natsu Kashiwamoto, Niklas Adam, Okkyung Lee, Petter Flaten Eilertsen, Ruth Marie Bottheim, Thom Johansen, Tina Montenegro, Ute Pinter, Vivian Wang, Werner Korn, Will Bradley, Will Guthrie, Yuen Cheewai, Øyvind Mellbye
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