Hedvig Mollestad announces new solo album ‘Tempest Revisited’

Hedvig Mollestad has announced the release of her new solo abum, Tempest Revisited through Rune Grammofon on November 19. Tempest Revisited will be Mollestad’s second solo release after her 2020 debut solo release Ekhidna (best album of 2020 according to Progrocks.gr editors) for which she won a Spellemannpris (Norwegian Grammy)She also released Ding Dong. You’re Dead. with the Hedvig Mollestad Trio earlier this year.

Rune Grammofon states: “Tempest Revisited draws lines back to 1998 and the very beginning of Rune Grammofon. This was the year they released Electric, the collected electronic works of Arne Nordheim, one of Norway’s greatest composers. It was also the year when parts of The Tempest, possibly his most cherished and well-known work, was chosen to be performed at the opening of Parken, the new cultural house in Ålesund, birthplace of Hedvig Mollestad. Tempest Revisited has been directly inspired Nordheim’s work, as well as some inclement Norwegian weather, and was adapted from the initial performance in 2018 and produced by Hedvig in the studio the following year. One could say it’s a big paradox that over all this might be Hedvig´s most lyrical and less aggressive collection of music. On the other hand it’s quite a dynamic record, lots of light and shade and enough sonic parts at work to evoke the elements, the mighty Gran Cassa drum only one of them.”


Στο Tempest Revisited παίζει επίσης ο Marte Eberson (συμμετείχε και στο Ekhidna), ο Ivar Loe Bjørnstad από το trio της και ο Trond Frønes (Red Kite) στο μπάσο, καθώς και τρεις σαξοφωνίστες: οι Martin Myhre Olsen, Karl Nyberg and Peter Erik Vergeni.

Hedvig Mollestad – Tempest Revisited
1. Sun On A Dark Sky
2. Winds Approaching
3. Kittywakes In Gusts
4. 418 (Stairs In Storms)
5. High Hair