There is a great contrast between free, moment-based improvisation and complicated compositional structures, but it is precisely in the meeting between these that Anders Lønne Grønseth and Multiverse has created a tonal language based on intuitive interaction, communication and musical openness. According to Ayurvedic tradition, each individual represents his own universe, or microcosm. Multiverse is the idea of parallel universes; in this case five personal, musical microuniverses which in interaction form a multiverse of impulses. The band has a clear jazz approach to the music, although the songs are just as likely to lean towards classical modernism with references such as Ravel and Messiaen or Eastern improvisation principles from India or the Middle East. The music is performed with great improvisational freedom and close interaction between the musicians who in their own way have proven to be strong representatives of the Nordic jazz of today.
NXN Recordings was established in Oslo in 2019 to release Norwegian cross-over projects. Our aim is to put out interesting, innovative and original music that bends, explores and challenges the established genres. There’s a lot to discover in our catalogue from neo-classical, ambient, jazz, contemporary music, and everything in between. Our releases have the recognizable “Cool Nordic sound” in common, and the music has proven to have global appeal. NXN Recordings is a member of Naxos Music Group.