Album highlight : en en en / Rød & Blå
en en en plays the free music with references to the '60s free jazz, as well as to the contemporary music. With en en en it is the free tone, the simple sound and the surprisingly turn of events that characterize the music. Names like Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman and Jimmy Giuffre are clear inspirations, but also Messiaen and Cage are in the musical sphere.
Øra Fonogram is the publishing label of Øra Studio in Trondheim, currently one of Norway’s biggest recording studios. The company boasts over 35 published recordings and possesses efficient physical and digital distribution networks both in Norway and internationally.
Øra's main focus is on new, Norwegian music within the genres of jazz, singer-songwriter, pop music, music for children and contemporary music. We wish to work with artists who aim for high quality in their work. Published recordings from Øra Fonogram are intended to contribute meaningful cultural expressions in a time when the role of music is becoming marginalized and stigmatized.
The word 'Øra' alludes to the movement of sand and gravel down a river. When the river meets the sea, new land is formed. This newness, created by the movement towards something unknown and greater, is at the heart of the basic idea behind Øra Fonogram and Øra Studio.