Silent night at the crooked forest //

Album label: 
Release date: 
Recording location: 
in the middle of the crooked forest
Recording date: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thanks to Audun for his great generosity. Thanks also to Kim, Martin and Ingar at SOFA for their enthusiasm, and thanks for the great supplies of Julemarsipan, that made the night extra special.
Artwork design: 
Rutger Zuydervelt
Mastering engineer: 
Audun Strype
Recording engineer: 
Audun Strype
  • 1. Some verdigrated bells ringing in (02:46)
  • 2. Elves (with Marvin) (02:16)
  • 3. Frostpsalm (03:52)
  • 4. Goblins, rather happy (02:26)
  • 5. Some rusty bells ringing out... (02:51)
  • 6. The quiet xmas storm I (03:38)
  • 7. Herodes, killer of children? (01:47)
  • 8. Swedish cook: Saffron buns (03:01)
  • 9. Avoiding the trap for celebrating xmas (03:33)
  • 10. Silent night (05:55)
  • 11. The quiet xmas storm II (04:59)

Ole-Henrik Moe - Viola
Kari Rønnekleiv - Violin

Sheriffs of Nothingness is a stringduo consisting of two of Norway's most distinguished artists in contemporary music: Rønnekleiv as a performer and Moe mostly as a composer. Moe and Rønnekleiv won the Norwegian Grammy for best contemporary album in 2007, and in 2011 Moe was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Award.

Sheriffs of Nothingness interplay is remarkable. They move inside their music like one organism with all kinds of materials and passages. It's a true joy listening to their playfulness and at the same time profound musical awareness in everything they do. SOFA is very proud to release their 3rd album, and it's a special xmas album as well.