TRAD5CCGR133 / Crispin Glover Records
Svartufsen is the second solo album by Norwegian bassist Mattis Kleppen. As on his debut (which won the pretegious Folkelarm Prize in 2018), the same sole ingredient of the record is just bass guitar and consists of traditional tunes from he Telemark/Setesdal region, original compositions by Kleppen, and a Miles Davies cover. The music is groovy, melodic, melancholic and suggestive. Recorded live in the studio with no overdubs and produced by Olav Torget.