Molvær completed his debut album as a leader in 1997, Khmer, which focuses on a previously unknown blend of improvisation and hypnotically spinning beats, receiving extraordinary public and media response, and was honoured with the German Record Critics Award and a Norwegian Grammy.
The follow-up to Khmer, released in May 2000 entitled Solid Ether, intensified Molvær’s dialogue with club culture. The idea behind the Solid Ether concept is that a piece of music is never really finished and that composing and producing are an ever-evolving process. “‘Ether’ does not exist, so how can it be solid? It’s a paradox - like life”.
Molvær’s album NP3, released in 2002, sees him continuing the concepts that were developed through Khmer and Solid Ether by putting significant differing elements together to combine contrasting structures. A strong presence on NP3 is Molvær’s soulful and creative use of new music manufacturing technology.
Molvær’s latest studio album (2005) is named er. The record contains a wide spectre of music expressions from the soft and downbeat productions to the strong and powerful ones. Molvær has taken a new direction with er even if the soundscapes will be recognised from his previous releases. This time he has given more creative space to programmers like Knut Sævik, DJ Strangefruit, Reidar Skaar and Jan Bang.
1985 - Bande À Part
1987 - Aero
1990 - Re-Enter
1998 - Khmer
2000 - Solid Ether
2001 - Recoloured: The Remix Album (remixes)
2002 - NP3
2004 - Streamer (live)
2005 - Remakes (remixes)
2005 - er
2005 - Edy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1990 - So I Write (Sidsel Endresen)
1990 - Nonsentration (Jon Balke)
1993 - Exile (Sidsel Endresen)
1994 - Small Labyrinths (Marilyn Mazur)
1995 - Hastening Westward (Robyn Schulkowsky & Nils Petter Molvær)
2003 - Electra (Arild Andersen)
2007 - Ataraxis (Deeyah)
Edited by clarkk on 16 Feb 2010, 18:21
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