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From Alta, far up north in Norway, Petter Carlsen continues to make his beautifully personal and atmospheric music, reflecting the cold, dark and wild surroundings of the north. His debut album ‘You Go Bird’ was released in 2009 and turned Norwegians «all ears» to his sound.
His second album ‘Clocks Don’t Count’ was out in 2012 through UK indie label Function Records. It was awarded with great reviews all over Europe. After earning fans all over the world with both albums, playing festivals & clubs, guesting UK band Anathema, Danish artist Tim Christensen, Carlsen is gaining ground as an artist.
In September 2014 Carlsen will release his 3rd album ‘Sirens’, produced by Wetle Holte (Eivind Aarset, Anja Garbarek, Wibutee) , co.produced and mixed by Christer A. Cederberg (Anathema). The new album reveals a change of course, contaning more rythmical - and electronic elements, but still it is the strong signature of Petter’s voice that captivates the listener.
Reviews of ‘Clocks Don’t Count’:
"It seems to be true that there are more talented songwriters living in scandinavian villages than in our cities. "Clock Don ́t Count" with Carlsen ́s bright vocals, ethno strings and the guitars, as clear as a bell, sound like the Norwegian pendant to Beth Ortons "Daybreaker".
- German Rolling Stone
"This man is really good...this record won ́t let you go: the fantastic, deeply sad "Even Dead Things Feel Your Love", the almost floating "Built To Last" or the incredibly beautiful closer "Waiting In The Wings" - just amazing." 9/10 points
- Slam magazine