Today, the most powerful voice in a domain often referred to as “the Nordic sound” belongs to Hildegunn Øiseth. When she lifts the goat horn to her lips, she fills the room with the musical power of a master, while at the same time expressing a poetic warmth that is uniquely hers.
Those of us who crave our daily dose of ethno- electronica are equally enthusiastic when Hildegunn Øiseth this time around also tries out her electro- nically adapted trumpet sound in an unusually responsive acoustic band. Manana embraces more of Hildegunn Øiseth’s dynamic universe than her previous releases, while allowing her sensitive and down-to-earth personality to shine as vulnerably as ever.
— Ivar Orvedal
HILDEGUNN ØISETH – trumpet, goat horn, vocals
PER ODDVAR JOHANSEN – drums
ESPEN BERG – piano
MAGNE THORMODSÆTER – bass