Birds of Paradise @ De Singel - Antwerp (be)
Birds of Paradise @ Tivoli Vredenburg - Utrecht (nl)
Complete Mountain Almanac is the musical collaboration of Norwegian-born, Sweden-based singer and composer Rebekka Karijord and American-born, Italy-based poet, dancer and multimedia artist Jessica Dessner, joined by her brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National.
Self-titled debut album due out 27th January via Bella Union.
“The musician Rebekka Karijord and the poet Jessica Dessnar join forces with the latter’s brothers, Aaron and Bryce of The National, on an enthralling album addressing the climate crisis, mortality and Mother Nature with almost trance-like results.” Sunday Times – ****
“Fears for our fragile planet is a familiar theme but rarely so exquisitely executed as this… The music draws on folk, finds room for fulsome orchestrations, and ebbs and flows like a fjord in Karijord’s native Norway.” The Sun – ****
“A potent rumination on climate change and personal circumstances… Complete Mountain Almanac move through spectral folk and full-bodied orchestrations involving the Malmö Symphony Orchestra… Delicate yet powerful, and utterly compelling.” MOJO – ****
“An intense juxtaposition of the intimate and the universal framed in beguiling chamber-folk arrangements, with Jessica’s twin brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner co-producing and adding guitars and exquisite string arrangements to Karijord’s euphonic voice.” Uncut – 8/10
“a tasty collection of ethereal, choral, new age and chamber folk sounds… An album about climate change in twelve suites representing the healing cycle of nature… ‘May’ is an excellent choice as first single and has an infectious melody, supporting the themes of hope and rebirth.” Rock’n’Reel – ****