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Follow Suit Part 3 of 4 – Ruter
The starting point for this album was the suit of Diamonds. In Norway we call this suit “ruter”. Ruter refers to the geometric shape found on the cards, but the word can also mean windows. This led to the idea that these 12 tracks should not only represent the 12 cards in the suit, but also have a narrative connected to 12 windows in my house.
Windows are also interesting in terms of the fact that they are see-through, but also able to reflect. Considering this I decided that every track should describe events both inside and outside of each window.
So, this is an album with a narrative.
Instrumental (art) music that attempts to describe a narrative musically, is often called program music. The narrative might be presented as a text (program notes), through the piece’s title etc.
In light of this, I decided that this would be an album of program music.
I am sure there are people who will argue that this isn’t proper program music, in regards to it not being “classical I am sure there are people who will argue that this isn’t proper program music, in regards to it not being “classical music”/art music. I could of course make an argument and discuss this, but I will not.
You just have to accept that the music you are about to hear, and the accompanying text is composed according to my interpretations of what the term program music contains.
releases September 3, 2021
Design + Artwork – Phil/Tone Burst
Mastering: Jørgen Kirksæther @Transistor Mastering
All tracks written & produced by T. Jervell
Track 2 contains a sample from ChromaDots «Nebel sei dies Leben»
Track 13 lyrics written by Arne C. Jervell
For all the love, inspiration, advice, help, co-operation/creation and conversations, Thank you: Guro and the kids, Arne, Rune Opdahl, Kristoffer Aars, Phil, Barry, Friends and family, Mr. Bosanquet, Bjørn Andor Drage, Bodvar Drotninghaug Mœ & Jørgen Kirksæther.