Seriously playful and playfully serious, Nina and the Butterfly Fish have done a metamorphosis into a Norwegian-language trio playing to kids’ sensibilities: Nina & Sommerfuglfiskene. Crafting songs as if from Lego bricks with the instructions thrown away; brightly-coloured, surprisingly shaped, adventurous and fragile – but locking together perfectly at every turn. It’s complex and surprising […]
Thanks to Penang Island Jazz Festival for an amazing music festival!
«Nina and the Butterfly Fish’s idiom of kaleidoscopic colors, beautifully distilled, spoke directly to feet and heart and won converts from the first to the last infectious notes of an engaging set.» (AllAboutJazz) Nina and the Butterfly Fish @ Nutshell 2015 It was a short drive from the Kabuso to the Hardanger Fartoyvernsenter (wooden boat preservation […]
“The fabulous trio Nina & The Butterfly Fish is named after the main character Nina Linge, an avid composer, guitarist and singer with a reckless frenzy energy and expression which is an experience both to see and hear. Instead of spending time categorizing the songs, rather enjoy the incredible diversity, time signature changes and arrangements through a strong material … […]
“The big surprise of this listener, however, was the group Butterfly Fish with Nina Kristine Linge’s red hair and guitar in front. There were both inspirations from African high-life, rumba, Norwegian folk music and other treats. Super charming, unpretentious, and musicians with solid skills. Also Dan Peter Sundland, who sang along with his bass solo, […]
“The last band of the night was Sommerfuglfisk, literally ‘summerbirdfish,’ a trio of classical rock line-up of guitar, bass guitar and drums. Unknown to the international guests, they turned out to be a real, unexpected surprise. Sounding more like an updated version of Edi Brickell’s New Bohemians, they did not fit into any of the commonly […]
“It swings exceptionally fresh and energetic … Nina’s voice and the way she brings it varied and demanding challenges is fascinating”. Album Review Vårt Land, September 2013.
“The album stands out as something of a declaration of love for people and raging songs of our hearts … It’s funky, it’s cool”. Album Review from Bergen Libary. October 13, 2013.
“A pleasant surprise from a fine young trio. “Hari Om” gives an exotic backdrop like film-soundtrack made by Ry Cooder… The music is very varied throughout, the production is exquisite.” Recommendation of the Week, Jazznytt. September 18, 2013.