℗ 2021 ACT Music and Vision
Released October 29, 2021
Duration 48m 19s
Record Label ACT Music and Vision
Catalogue No. ACT9744-2
Genre Jazz (Contemporary)
 

Nightjar in the Northern Sky

Anna Gréta, Skúli Sverrisson, Einar Scheving, Hilmar Jensson, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, Sigurdur Flosason, Johan Tengholm, Ragga Gröndal

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1.1
Nightjar in the Northern Sky
Anna Gréta; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
4:49
1.2
Ray of Sun
Anna Gréta; Hilmar Jensson; Skúli Sverrisson; Magnús Trygvason Eliassen
4:43
1.3
Sleepless
Anna Gréta; Sigurdur Flosason; Skúli Sverrisson; Magnús Trygvason Eliassen
4:34
1.4
The Tunnel
Anna Gréta; Sigurdur Flosason; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
3:06
1.5
Blue Streams
Anna Gréta; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
4:26
1.6
Mountain
Anna Gréta; Hilmar Jensson; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
4:25
1.7
Falling Down
Anna Gréta; Hilmar Jensson; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
3:08
1.8
Like a River
Anna Gréta; Johan Tengholm; Einar Scheving
3:17
1.9
Home
Anna Gréta; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
3:25
1.10
Waiting Never Ends
Anna Gréta; Hilmar Jensson; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
5:16
1.11
Guide the Way
Anna Gréta; Ragga Gröndal; Skúli Sverrisson
3:04
1.12
Carry Me Across the Sky
Anna Gréta; Hilmar Jensson; Skúli Sverrisson; Einar Scheving
4:06
Digital Booklet
Nightjar in the Northern Sky. An iconic, almost familiar image that instantly sets up a scenery, a temperature, a state of mind. Why? Probably because it has such a strong effect describing a place of longing that many people are only too happy to imagine themselves in. The album of the same name by pianist and singer Anna Gréta creates such a setting, implying vast spaces, diffused Nordic light and comforting intimacy. Her music is shaped by these familiar yet surreal Nordic sounds, which her native Iceland has instilled in her since birth. The title sets the tone for the imagery created by Anna Gréta’s songs – a metaphor for Scandinavian expanses, tranquillity and the close connection to nature. As she says, “Nature is just so much bigger than most of the other things that otherwise seem so significant to us. And it is, in its infinite facets, perhaps the greatest inspiration for my music. A place where the noise falls silent and you can feel and hear yourself again. Recently, I have been introduced to birdwatching – something that I reflect on in the title track. When you observe nature carefully, you can experience something unique – a little like searching for love. The nightjar is a bird that is rarely seen flying across the sky in Sweden and has been seen in Iceland less than five times. I feel that everyone is looking for something unique in their lives; and nature can offer that to those who are open to it.” And so, with each of the tracks on this album, she creates self-contained worlds that are part of a bigger picture, light-footed, relaxed, reduced, concentrated. And a remarkably multilayered, immersive and beautiful experience.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ACT Music and Vision Studio Masters

Tracks 4, 6, 8, 12 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 48 kHz / 24-bit
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.37
-3.38 to -0.10
-16.65
-20.61 to -14.96
11
10 to 11
1
Nightjar in the Northern Sky
-0.10-15.7811
2
Ray of Sun
-0.10-16.7611
3
Sleepless
-0.10-16.1011
4
The Tunnel
-0.10-16.7511
5
Blue Streams
-0.10-16.5410
6
Mountain
-0.10-16.8611
7
Falling Down
-0.10-16.3510
8
Like a River
-0.11-15.8311
9
Home
-0.10-14.9610
10
Waiting Never Ends
-0.10-15.1710
11
Guide the Way
-3.38-20.6110
12
Carry Me Across the Sky
-0.10-18.0810

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