Norwegian saxophonist,BendikGiske, will release his debut album,Surrender, onJanuary25thviaSmalltownSupersound. After sharing advance singles“Adjust”and“High”,today Giske is pleased to shared“Up”,a euphoric collage of sound, driven by Giske’s saxophone and rhythmic finger tapping on the instrument’s keys. “Up. A direction. A state of flux. In direction of an elevated state,” says Giske. “I often find my self aware of where I want to be, but uncertain of how to get there. My chosen city of residence offers many remedies, music being just one of them. <3 Lift up <3”
Surrendertakes listeners on a true journey through the wanderlust of nights spent clubbing — using little more than his voice, his instrument of choice, and more than a few well-placed microphones. Recorded in Oslo’sEmanuelVigelandMausoleum, Giske and producerAmundUlvestadconceived of the method in which they placed tiny microphones over the saxophonist’s instrument and body, right down to being able to capture his breathing between notes.
An impressively coherent statement that brims with purpose and energy,Surrenderheralds Giske’s arrival as an artist unafraid to think outside the confines of his artistry and pursue the furthest-flung ideas with successful aplomb.