Album
   
Album title
STORIES
Performer
Jan Gunnar Hoff, piano
Catalogue #
2L-131-SABD
EAN13
7041888522225
ISRC-code
NOMPP1610010-150

Disc 1
Hybrid SACD
MCH 5.1 DSD
Stereo DSD
Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
2.0 LPCM 192/24
5.1 DTS HDMA 192/24
9.1 Auro-3D
Dolby Atmos
mShuttle: MQA + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide


Release date
December 2016
Recording date
August 2016
Location
Sofienberg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 

STORIES

"Music for me, as pianist and composer, is a quest for depth and a quest to find a bridge between my emotions and the piano. When I begin I am uncertain about where the journey will take me and how it will end. It is important that compositions and improvisations constitute a natural whole. And classic songs like "God Only Knows" are stories and they must be told in a personal manner. Putting it all together in an album is exciting and rewarding." – Jan Gunnar Hoff

STORIES is Jan Gunnar Hoff's third solo piano album on the 2L label and is a sequel to his critically acclaimed album LIVING from 2013. On the new release Hoff stretches his creative abilities, presenting contrasting compositions and improvisations, in a distinctly personal mixture. Some of the pieces are meditative and expressive, while others have a strong rhythmic vibe. Stories also displays Hoff as an arranger, presenting versions of classics like "God Only Knows" and the traditional Swedish folk song "Värmlandsvisan".

Recording sessions: Facebook Photo Album

Immersive Audio is a sonic sculpture that you can literally move around and relate to spatially; surrounded by music you can move about in the aural space and choose angles, vantage points and positions. Dolby Atmos and the Auro-3D on this Pure Audio Blu-ray delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio. Recorded in discrete 11.1 at DXD resolution.


"For meg som pianist og komponist er musikk en søken etter dybde og å finne en bro mellom følelser og instrument. Jeg prøver å fange et øyeblikk eller synke inn i en stemning og deretter bruke de virkemidlene jeg har for å formidle historien. Jeg velger å følge et personlig spor istedenfor å tilpasse meg et stilisert format eller låse meg i en klart definert genre. Dermed vet jeg ikke alltid hvor ferden går eller hvor vi ender til slutt. Det er noe av det som gjør det spennende å jobbe med musikk og med en utgivelse som Stories." – Jan Gunnar Hoff

STORIES er Jan Gunnar Hoffs tredje solo pianoalbum for 2L og en oppfølger til den kritikerroste LIVING fra 2013. Stories er i likhet med tidligere album influert av klassisk, jazz og populærmusikk og tar konseptet videre i en friere og mere innholdsrik musikalsk palette. Stories viser Hoff som pianolyriker og låtskriver men platen inneholder også kontrasterende rytmiske stykker og versjoner av klassikere som "Värmlandsvisan" og "God Only Knows".

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