Open Airs is a musical log book of travels in Norway, Ireland and Scotland.
“Right from the first note this album produces such evocative gentle music that it’s almost like listening to something spiritual… easy to mistake Slind’s playing for the expert fingers of Martin Simpson, he has that same relaxed but masterful style…” Danny Farragher, folkall.blogspot.com
“…delicate inspiration… simplicity and divinity in one arc of music.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision
“…a very appealing disc, a rare beast of a thoroughly charming all-instrumental album.” – David Kidman, Fatea
“Brimming with Kyrre’s ingenuity, a treasure trove of musical delights. Kyrre is joined on two tracks by bass player Rob MacNeacail (Miasma) with a fretless, six-string bass that lends an almost vocal quality to the music. – Neil McFadyen, FolkRadio UK
“…haunting and extremely skillful recordings of guitars, entwined with lute, bass and voice.” – Scots Magazine
“In 2011, I quit my job, bought a banjo and hit the road on a Vespa 125 scooter, heading for Ireland. Open Airs reflects the landscapes, impressions and personalities encountered when traveling the great north and its islands. The mountains and fjords of Norway, the gentle hills of Ireland and the rugged, beautiful landscape of Scotland is the framework for the album’s 10 tracks on 39 strings.” Hope you like it! /Kyrre
released November 15, 2015
Rob MacNeacail does a tremendous job on the fretless bass, adding a very fine voice-like quality to the tracks Remembering and Underwater.