"Scandinavia sound of dreams mixed with New York Minimalism turns out to be a perfectly appropriate combination, Slagr has found a sound which is completely their own", Slovenian Rock Obrobje writes (according to our understanding of Google translate...).
"Their latest album Dirr appears to be a magical portal to another world", writes Dutch web site writteninmusic.com. Read the whole review in Dutch here: http://www.writteninmusic.com/jazz/slagr-dirr/
"To enter the world of Slagr is to leave our fast-paced, frantic and intense world behind and be enfolded in a gentle, almost hypnotic atmosphere. 'Dirr' is astounding. The music is minimal, even reductorist, but totally absorbing and intriguing", Pennyblackmusic.com writes on Slagr album DIRR.
"Dirr is the work of this Norwegian trio that moves along coordinates of contemporary minimalism mixed effectively with hints of folk and a very modern taste for the drone. The result is not far from certain ambient electronic music, and the fact that the instruments used are the cello, the vibraphone, a Norwegian variant of the violin called Hardanger and the glasses harmonica is very interesting", Italian magazine Sodapop writes, and calls DIRR "a masterly album".
In a highly detailed and thorough review and description of our story from we founded in 2004, Derek Anderson writes of DIRR: "an album that is cinematic and rich in imagery as Slagr paint pictures with their sonic palette. They take the listener on a series of journeys, and other times, encourage the listener to let their imagination run riot. As they do, the music veers between atmospheric to dramatic and gothic to broody, moody and dark and sometimes hopeful. However, for much of the time, the music on DIRR is beautiful and emotive and tugs at the listener’s heartstrings. Sometimes, there’s a sense of sadness that even becomes melancholy as the music becomes an emotional roller coaster. Other times, Slagr the listener to reflect and ruminate music that is powerful and poignant."
"The clarity, the meditative and introspective quality of this new album continues to be a grandiose masterpiece, alongside their previous releases such as "STRAUM, STILLE" or "SHORT STORIES"."