Review: Hanne Hukkelberg – Birthmark
Fifteen years after beginning her solo career with typewriters and bicycles as instruments, Norway’s Hanne Hukkelberg is still employing found sounds as her work’s foundation, though rarely so accessibly. It would be hard to guess the gentle Crazy, which beautifully showcases her jazzy tones, is constructed from a recording of a Gothenburg backstage party. Meanwhile, Catch Me If You Can merges Lykke Li’s ingenuity and Noga Erez’s rhythmic inventiveness, and Don’t Dream finds her singing sweetly over eccentric surges of brass.
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