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Most recent release, You (2011)
Own and co-written
I love her cd Melankton. It's on constant play at our house. My husband and I find her a little bit of a cross betweenHalou's Wiser cd and Dido's first cd but still with her own sound. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Melankton is her debut
Kate Havnevik—vocals; piano; string, trumpet, and horn arrangements; string enhancement
Guy Sigsworth—string and trumpet arrangements, string enhancement, other sounds and instruments
Guy Sigsworth (1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13); Carmen Rizzo (2); Kate Havnevik (3, 6, 7, 10 to 12); Gotti Sigurdarson (11, 12); Petter Haavik (12)
Available by mail order and at shows
Guy Sigsworth (promo-only bonus tracks produced by Petter Haavik, Eberg Einar Tønsberg, Gisli Kristjanson, Kate Havnevik)
Guy Sigsworth, who's worked with Imogen Heap and Björk has produced this ep, and that's a good indicator of what the sound is like. Havnevik's vocals are sweet and sharp throughout. "Show me love" is like Heap's second album in sound, and the vocals are lovely. It's so catchy and dreamy it's hard to keep from singing along. "Think again" is soft and becalmed as Havnevik sings of love in a neat fashion. The ep is rounded off with a nice version of the first song, a lovely "The First time ever I saw your face" and the very seasonal "Winter Wonderland" and "Trollmors Vuggevise". The last of these really brought back some nice memories of childhood for me. It's a pretty perfect ep. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Very much what you might expect as a second album after Melankton, in both a good and bad way, but since I really loved Melankton, pretty much all good for me. (email@example.com)
Kate Havnevik contributed a version of "Winter Wonderland" to the album The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs (2008).
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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