Miman is an improvising trio consisting of Hans Kjorstad (violin), Andreas Røysum (clarinet and guitar) and Egil Kalman (double bass and modular synthesizer). They released their debut album Ulme which also was the first ever album on Motvind Records back in 2018. Ulme was recorded by Magnus Nergaard over three days in front of the fireplace in a cabin in the woods north of Oslo. Nergaard mixed it, and Audun Strype mastered it. The cover is a painting by Morten Juvet. The record is an apt representation of the effortless scope of the bands work. They build shapes that by the force of their internal logic not necessarily sound improvised. On a single track level, but also in a comprehensive perspective. The band's sound is shaped by a diverse set of backgrounds and influences; elements from Norwegian, British and Indian folk music blends seamlessly with free jazz-like outbursts of energy, and a sense of abstraction derived from the sounds of natural phenomena. The three distinct voices create an organic sound where the tonal and textural blend with the acoustic and electric; where genres and eras evaporate.
Recorded at Farmasihytta, March 9-11 2017 by Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard
Mixed at Flerbruket by Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard
Mastered at Strype Audio by Audun Strype
Cover painting by Morten Juvet, "Reverus"
Layout by Simen Engen Larsen