Review in All About Jazz

The sonic rush that starts from the opener, "Birth Mark," and ends with the last song "Home", offers a delicate combination of flickering atmospheres, subtle orchestrations and intricate imagery. Across these 11 songs there isn't one weak or unnecessary moment to be found.

Nenad Georgievski

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October 20, 2012 17:24

Review in Jazznytt

For those who are familiar with Honoré's earlier work, this should be familiar music. But what makes the album a big surprise is Greta Aagres great vocal performances. Listen to for instance track 3, "Rope". Almost a classic! Or track 4 "Before Betrayal". Gorgeous! The album is beautifully produced, the sound well balanced, the compositions lovely.
- Jan Granlie

October 10, 2012 11:38

Review in Fædrelandsvennen (5/6)

Greta Aagre’s voice seduces you throughout the album; it is rich, warm an slightly mysterious. The album is wonderfully challenging if you wish to take a break from streamlined pop music. Here you are compensated well.

– Rune Slyngstad, Fædrelandsvennen (5/6)

October 05, 2012 19:28

Review from Nettavisen (5/6)

Greta Aagre sings with a maturity and presence that we very seldom get to experience. When the production also gives her the perfect surroundings, this album becomes somewhat of an epiphany. Her expression and Honoré and company’s music draws the listener to the edge of the chair – you don’t want to miss anything.

– Tor Hammerø, Nettavisen (5/6)

October 05, 2012 19:25


Review of Aagre/Honoré Live @ Punkt 2012 by Ola Opsvik (Ballade.no)

As a backdrop for Aagre’s voice, that shifts between assertedness and subtlety, Honoré produced fine rhythms and beautiful sonic landscapes that can be recognized in many of the other projects he is involved in. The Punkt Festival audience got to experience a tight band that delivered a solid and distinct expression. The result was a fantastically beautiful concert.

– Ola Opsvik, Ballade.no

September 19, 2012 18:37

Review of Aagre/Honoré Live by Henning Bolte (Written In Music)

It remains a wonder how Honoré with his fellow musicians manage to convey the delicate sound of Year Of The Bullet in a live setting. This is only possible with a team of musicians who have the necessary skills and openness to the kind of processes that are needed. Impressive and high quality music!

– Henning Bolte, Written In Music (The Netherlands)

September 19, 2012 18:36

Review of Aagre/Honoré Live @ Punkt 2012 by John Kelman

Oftentimes dark, the performance was, as on record, a reflection of Aagre's warm, soft-spoken voice—fragile but, at times, capable of greater power, and a welcome, mature contrast to the younger singers that dominate the market. All too often the nervous energy of live performance means more physical energy, and what Year of the Bullet needed was to be as atmospheric, unhurried and calm as the recording. Aagre and Honoré accomplished this to perfection, for an afternoon performance that was like a soft oasis in the darkened Alfaroom.

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September 19, 2012 18:01

Some short reviews of "Year of the Bullet"

A dark and sparkling song cycle with the old Punkt bunch as guests: ear worms in slow motion, and creaky double bottoms.

– Michael Engelbrecht, Deutschlandfunk (4/5)

A subtle and touching singer/songwriter work enriched with samples and electronics.

– Christoph Giese, Ruhrjazz

September 19, 2012 17:59

Review of "Year of the Bullet" by Arild R. Andersen, Aftenposten

Greta Aagre and Erik Honoré have previously released records under the moniker Elsewhere. On "Year of the Bullet" they present a more mature expression. Musically, it is an amalgam of "fourth world”, jazz and the singer/songwriter tradition. With low key progression and beautiful sound painting they create a world that defies easy categorization. Greta Aagre sings with both pathos and great empathy and is beautifully accompanied by Arve Henriksen’s insisting trumpet. Samples and synthesizers give the music an electronic dimension, while Jørgen Rief’s guitars produce warmth. Greta Aagre and Erik ...

September 19, 2012 17:53

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