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Maria Solheim

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:

alternative pop


Most recent release, In the Deep (2012)

See also:

Maria Solheim's site

Wikipedia's entry on Maria Solheim


Stina Nordenstam, Lois

Covers/own material:


General comments:

Maria Solheim has a fragile voice, and her overall sound is understated, with a touch of Lois-style indie sound as well as of the ethereal introversion of Stina Nordenstam. (

Recommended first album:

Frail is the only one we've heard


  • Barefoot (2001)
  • Behind Closed Doors (2002)
  • Frail (2004)
  • Will There Be Spring (2006)
  • In the Deep (2012)


Release info:

2004—Hot Records—Hot 1096



Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of ethereal pop

Group members:

Maria Solheim—vocals, acoustic gutar, electric guitar, piano

Guest artists:

David Wallumrød—Rhodes, wurlitzer, hammond, farfisa, glockenspiel, mellotron, synth, piano, software manipulatives
Torstein Lofthus—drums, percussion, hypnotic sump beat, congas, tambourine
Tor Egil Kreken—banjo, upright bass, Fender bass, upright bass, baryton guitar, dobro
Kjetil Steensnæs—telecaster tremolo, pedal steel, acoustic guitars
Emil Nikolaisen—fill guitar (1), guitars, backing vocals (2), background singing, drones (3), bass organ, electric and slide guitars (4), silde andfill guitar (5), acoustic guitar, whispering (6), electric guitars (7), guitar (8), guitar drones (9), tone drops (10)
Maren Nygârd—violins (1, 4, 6)
Morten Øby—additional percussion (2), tambourine (5), percussion (7)
Don Dons—feathers, swell collage (3), tape loops (9)
Audun Haugeplass—Hammond (4, 9), Rhodes (9)
Leif Andreas Salomonsen—trombone (5, 8)
Mats Joachim Johnsen—trumpet (5, 8)
Olav Hunnekleiv—saxophone (7)
Sigmund Solhjell—trombone (9)

Produced by:

Emil Nikolaisen


sort of Stina Nordenstam-ish if she was taking a half a dose of prozac. (

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