Sketches of Norway is a digital album, and the follow up to Magnar Karlsen's 2020 album Circles. Described as an exciting journey through ambient and adventurous soundscapes Circles reached listeners across the world. On Sketches of Norway Magnar continues to explore new sounds and rhythms using his live-set up of keyboards, effects and drums, often played in realtime. Magnar is also a skilled photographer, and there will be released videos relating to the album.
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.