Archive for June, 2024

Magne to premiere new solo music at Fjord Cadenza festival 2024

Ad from Fjord Cadenza’s Facebook page.
Picture by Nina Djærff.

The Norwegian festival Fjord Cadenza (28 August – 1 September) has announced Magne Furuholmen will be this year’s festival artist.

Fjord Cadenza is a culture festival mainly focused on classical music and a selection of contemporary music and art. It is held in the village of Skodje, a 30-minute drive from the city of Ålesund on the west coast.

In addition to presenting an art exhibition (28 Aug – 1 Sep) of woodcuts and ceramic works, Magne will headline a festive concert at the local culture house Gomerhuset on 31 August, where he’ll perform new songs from his upcoming solo project “Magnefied” and a selection of a-ha songs – joined by guest vocalists Martin Halla and Tini Flaat.

In addition to Magne, Anneli Drecker will do a set of her own songs and The Norwegian Naval Forces Band will perform a selection of classical music, conducted by Rune Bergmann.

Tickets for the event are available now at The venue has a capacity of only 350 people and tickets are selling fast.

Time and Again to be released on vinyl

The new vinyl set
(Cover photo by Knut Bry)

The music website reports that an updated version of the 2016 compilation album Time and Again: The Ultimate a-ha will be released on vinyl later this summer, on 9 August 2024:

“What was a 19-track collection is now expanded to 21 tracks and making this the only a-ha compilation to include songs from all 11 original studio albums.

The bonus tracks are ‘This Is Our Home’ from 2017’s MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice and ‘I’m In’ from 2022’s True North. The album was originally issued as a 2CD set (with bonus remixes on disc two) and has subsequently been made available on streaming platforms.”

The 2LP set is released through Rhino Records and can be pre-ordered from and

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