Since its release, the album has received enthusiastic reviews and radio premieres on some of Europe's biggest and most prestigious radio stations. Out of the album's ten tracks, Apple Music has put four (!) of them on their official global playlists for modern classical music, while Austria's state channel Österreich 1 devoted a half hour program to the album.
- DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR
HIS PIANO PLAY FLOWS LIKE DROPLETS»
- JAZZTHEKE MAGAZINE
«COME ALONG ON A DREAM JOURNEY THAT WILL WARM YOUR HEART.
A HIGHLY MOVING LISTENING EXPERIENCE»
- ÖSTERREICH 1
«HIS PIANO CREATES A WARMTH AND INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE
THAT BOTH PARENTS AND STRESSED CITY FOLK WILL TREASURE.
NORTHERN LULLABIES IS THE ANTIDOTE TO STRESS AND NOISE»
- JAZZ THING MAGAZINE
«ANDREAS IHLEBÆK PERFORMS MAGIC WITH HIS INSTRUMENT…
TAKING YOU ON A JOURNEY INTO ANOTHER WORLD»
- PUBLIC FORUM MAGAZINE
The album cover for Northern Lullabies and the single Chloe's Midnight Feast (right) were illustrated by Hamdi Barakat. He's got a unique eye, sensibility and a fairy tale flair which made him the perfect match for this cover.
To me, visual inspiration is also vital
in the process of writing music.
What is your experience with the album?
At its heart, this album is about creating something for both kids and adults.
Something that they can all listen to – and (hopefully) enjoy – both seperately and together.
I wanted to create an album that can help you
wind down after a long day. With or without kids.
It's incredible to hear from people who tell me that this album has been a life-saver,
especially these past months.
Some say that their kids calm down and play quietly as soon as they put on this album.
They calm down in the car, or at home playing – and they fall easily asleep to the music when put to bed.
The parents calm down with it as well, some even fall asleep to it before the kids.
And you certainly don't have to have kids to listen to it. I have heard from just as many non-parents,
who find value in this album for themselves.
I would love to hear more from you. What experiences have you had?