Third album in the instrumental hymn-series Viva from Adora
The albums Divina featuring Anders Mossberg (Jerusalem, Larm, freelance musician) and Tell Me the Story featuring Danne Tibell (Jerusalem, XT, Larm), are now joined by a third album in Adora‘s instrumental hymn-series Viva. This time it is Stephen Carlson (Brotthogg, Peter Carlsohn’s The Rise, Christian Liljegren) who together with Jonatan Samuelsson (Narnia, Starmen) has recorded Selah, an album of instrumental hymns.
– This project is close to my heart. To be able to freely express myself on my instrument, is a fantastic thing and something I am happy to do with Jonatan. says Stephen Carlson about the album.
Viva is an album-series with focus on the songs rather than a certain artist. This means that the participating musicians on the albums will vary.
This time, guitarist Stephen Carlson (Brotthogg, Peter Carlsohn’s The Rise, Christian Liljegren, Tales) plays guitar, bass and keyboards, Jonatan Samuelsson (Narnia, Starmen) bass, bass pedals, guitars, keyboards, zither and percussion, along with the drummers Johannes Karlsson (Safemode) and Magnus Forsberg (Mildrid & JamtGroovet, MamboCompaneros, freelance musician for artists like Jon Lord, Joe Lynn Turner, etc), and loops are programmed by Lorens Palmgren (bob K, solo artist). The album is produced by the duo Stephen and Jonatan, and mastered by CJ Grimmark (Narnia).
Well-known songs such as the Norwegian Folk hymn My Heart Always Wanders (Mitt hjerte altid vanker), I Need You More and High and Exalted are mixed with lesser known songs, and some self-written songs.
This is first class instrumental music, that works just as well in the background as being actively listened to.
Together the duo puts their own personal stamp on the production and the performances in this album.
01 – My Heart Always Wanders
02 – Selah
03 – High and Exalted
04 – North Norwegian Christmas Hymn
05 – Lord, Your Name (Herre, ditt navn)
06 – You Take Care of Me
07 – El Shaddai
08 – I Need You More
09 – My Jesus, I Love Thee
10 – Veni, Veni Emmanuel
11 – I Rest in You
12 – What A Mighty God We Serve