«IHLEBÆK SUCCEEDS SPECTACULARILY.
HE HAS CREATED A PIANO ALBUM OF NEOCLASSICAL EXCELLENCE»
- 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
Since its release, the album has received enthusiastic reviews, radio premieres on some of Europe's biggest and most prestigious radio stations, and is currently featured by Apple Music on their official playlists for modern classical music. Austria's state channel Österreich 1 devoted a half hour program to the album.
Images Behind the Music
The cover for Northern Lullabies was 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.
I may be be inspired by a real-life experience or a story. But in addition it may also be art, a photo, something I read, a dream or a fantasy. In the case of Chloe's Midnight Feast, there were so many ideas and pictures floating around in my mind.
However, there was especially one image that really stuck out – and stuck with me – through the whole writing process, which was this piece by the artist Veronica Normann Jenssen. She lets you imagine stories – or a fairy tale – in a single painting. These lights were waltzing through the woods, Chloe's childhood home and around in my head the whole time.
And now, I assume... in yours.