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Pernilla Aidt’s
first solo album, ‘Serene’


Musical images of nature and love

Gaffa, Denmark's largest music magazine, wrote in their October 2003 issue:
‘An album with a series of ear-catchers which – with a little luck – will reach the Danish public in a possibly even very large scale...’
(gaffa.dk/anmeldelser)

11 tracks, featuring Kasper Tranberg on trumpet, and Jacob Andersen on percussion.

The album was two years on its way, and at personal level, it was a harrowing trip for Pernilla to finish it, as she was seeking a new sound and new ways of expressing herself.


About Pernilla

Pernilla Aidt was born in 1965 in Denmark, and has been making a living from singing since she was 19. But she's lived in France since 1985, and developed her career there, so only a few of her fellow countrymen have had the pleasure of hearing her voice.

Pernilla has been singing a Broadway repertoire in casinos, in castles and in the big hotels along the French Riviera, and she has sung jazz in piano bars like the Printemps de Bourges in Paris, and at the Jazz Festival of Nice. In 1998, she released a CD with jazz standards, and was elected "Jazz Artist of the Year" by the French CD-shopping chain, FNAC.

Pernilla Aidt has the background originally of a classical singer but, later, in order to dig deeper into the universe of jazz, she did a four year study course at Berklee College of Music in the USA. However, when she started to write her own music, she created something that was neither classical nor jazz, but perhaps someplace in between -- her own personal mix, which might best be described as "ambient pop". Or, to be more descriptive: "romantic, atmospheric, ambient pop with a touch of jazz and classical"


Influence of nature

Today Pernilla has left city-life behind and lives in the Alpes de Haute Provence in the South West of France, where she's completely surrounded by nature in a Swiss alpine cottage, right on the beautiful banks of a mountain lake.

Her feelings about nature are expressed very strongly in her songs. Pernilla paints musical pictures of the sea, of the sun, the rain in spring, and of a wistful longing, in all the colours of the rainbow. She lets dreams flow with the laughter of children and seeks an expression which is vulnerable and intimate, but also poetically moving and compelling. This is Love songs with capital L from the mountains of Southern France.



The musicians

Guest musicians on the album are, among others Kasper Tranberg (trumpet), Jacob Andersen (percussion), Ilya Magnes (flute & djembe drum), and Simon Lynge (guitar and vocal). The music is produced by Klaus Bau Jensen (known from Bliss and Flipside) and Sebastian Lilja (Flipside).

Together with producers Klaus Bau Jensen and Sebastian Lilja, Pernilla finished mixing the album ‘Serene’ on April 15, 2003.

The album 'Serene' was released on October 7, 2003.


Remixes

A maxisingle with five remixes of 'L'Aube' was released on June 14, 2004




Read more info:

Press release

Reviews of the album ‘Serene’

Download photo material, poster, radio-interview, articles, and more

• Photos from Pernilla’s record release concerts
   in Copenhagen and in Århus

Pernilla's official home page, pernilla.dk



‘Serene’:

Listen...
On digidi.shop.dk
On MySpace.com/serenesongs

See...
Music videos

Purchase...
the album ‘Serene’

Cover notes


 



Watch music videos from 'Serene':

• Letter To You

      Play

• Face The Sun
      Play

• Hear My Song
      Play

• L'Aube
      Play

All files are in RealAudio format.


 
Music videos – photos and download:

• Letter To You
(19 MB)
      Play (for broadband, streaming while online)
     
For slower connection, first download the real-audio file
          
(PC: right-click on the link, (Mac: Click hard and long
             
time on the link), and choose "Save Link To Disk")







 
• Face The Sun
(15 MB)
      Play (for broadband, streaming while online)
     
For slower connection, first download the real-audio file
          
(PC: right-click on the link, (Mac: Click hard and long
             
time on the link), and choose "Save Link To Disk")






• Hear My Song
(17 MB)
      Play (for broadband, streaming while online)
     
For slower connection, first download the real-audio file
          
(PC: right-click on the link, (Mac: Click hard and long
             
time on the link), and choose "Save Link To Disk")







 
• L'Aube
(7 MB)
      Play (for broadband, streaming while online)
     
For slower connection, first download the real-audio file
          
(PC: right-click on the link, (Mac: Click hard and long
             
time on the link), and choose "Save Link To Disk")




[Click on the pictures to see them enlarged]




 

• An interview with Pernilla, in Danish:
     
Lo fi play (dial-up modem connection)
     
Hi fi play (broadband)
     
CD quality MP3 (5.7 MB)






Purchase

• World-wide
The album 'Serene' can be purchased online, world-wide, with a credit card at CDbaby

It is also available internationally on
    • Apple's iTunes
    • GreatIndieMusic
    • Tradebit
    • PayPlay
    • CDconnection
as well as several other webshops.

Sweden
It can be purchased online with credit card on
    • cdon.com

Denmark
It can be purchased online with credit card on
    • TDC Online & PLAY
    • saxo.dk
    • macuu.dk
    • iMusic.dk
    • bilka.dk

It can be purchased with giro/netbank payment on
    • SundMusik

Japan
It can be purchased online with credit card on
    • musico.jp





Buy mp3 At GreatIndieMusic.com



 
Cover notes:

1   Letter To You    5:31
2   Hear My Song    5:01
3   L’Aube    4.36
4   Evident Like Breathing    3:59
5   Rush Of Rain    4:42
6   Sea Meets Sky    6:14
7   Open Sea    7:08
8   Northern Star    5:20
9   Face The Sun    4:27
10 Lullaby    4:34
11 Hear His Song    1:25

Vocals, piano, lyrics and music by Pernilla Aidt*
Produced, mixed and mastered by Klaus Bau Jensen and Sebastian Lilja
at Realtime Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2003


*Except Sea Meets Sky: vocals and music by Pernilla Aidt and Simon Lynge


Percussion: Jacob Andersen
Trumpet on Hear My Song, Evident Like Breathing, Northern Star, Open Sea and Hear His Song: Kasper Tranberg
Guitar on Northern Star, and bass on Letter To You, Rush Of Rain, Northern Star, Open Sea and Sea Meets Sky: Sebastian Lilja
Guitar, piano, mouth perc, cake tin and voice on Sea Meets Sky: Simon Lynge
Djembe drum and flute on Open Sea: Ilya Magnes
Cello on Northern Star: Finn Aidt
Guitar on L’Aube, piano on L’Aube and Rush Of Rain, and executive producer: Mik Aidt

Eskimo voice on Sea Meets Sky from ‘Traditional Greenlandic Music’ (ULO CD-75)
Tabla drum on Hear My Song from ‘The Other World Ethnic Sample Collection’.
Photos from Les Alpes de Haute Provence and layout by Mik Aidt
Portraits of Pernilla in booklet photographed by Linda Horowitz

Supported by KODA



‘Serene’
– the music

Pernilla Aidt's album, 'Serene', and maxisingle, ‘L'Aube Remixed’:
Musik.dk





Text about ‘Serene’

Press release of June 2, 2003:
Pernilla: Love Songs from the Mountains of Southern France

     In English, pdf-format
(for printing)
     In English, word-format
(open text, for copy/paste)

     In French, pdf-format
(for printing)
     In French, word-format
(open text, for copy/paste)

     In Danish, pdf-format
(for printing)
     In Danish, word-format
(open text, for copy/paste)


Reviews of July 13, 2003:
She paints with her music / Hun maler med sin musik
Same material as dreams are made of / Samme stof som drømme er lavet af

     In English, word-format
(copy/paste and print)
     In French, word-format (copy/paste and print)
     In Danish, word-format (copy/paste and print)



‘Serene’ poster of July 25, 2003:
In A3-format

      In pdf-format (for printing)






Soundbites for use in radio

Pernilla interview – NB: In Danish

• Download full radio interview with music:
     
CD quality MP3 (5.7 MB, duration 6:13) - read content

• Download interview sound bites, raw, without music:
     
Part 1 - CD quality MP3 (0.5 MB, duration 0:30)
             - read content

      Part 2 - CD quality MP3 (0.5 MB, duration 0:30)
             - read content
     
Part 3 - CD quality MP3 (0.9 MB, duration 1:00)
             - read content

• If you want to listen first:
     
RealAudio lo fi play (dial-up modem connection)
     
RealAudio hi fi play (broadband)

• Download interview in word-format (in Danish):
     Båndudskrift af Pernilla interview
(for copy/paste or print)




High resolution photos for download

Right-click on the photo you wish to download, and choose ‘Save To Disk’ / ‘Save Target as’ (in Danish: ‘Gem destination som’). On mac-computer, hold CTRL-key and click on photo.

Portrait of Pernilla

120mm w x 140mm h in 300 dpi
3.3 MB

Photo credit: Photograph by Linda Horowitz
PR photo – to be used free of charge

Download


Front cover photo: Pernilla in the Alpes de Haute Provence

185mm w x 165mm h in 300 dpi
1.9 MB

Photo credit: Photograph by Mik Aidt
PR photo – to be used free of charge

Download


‘Serene’ CD front cover

140mm w x 125mm h in 300 dpi
0.9 MB

PR photo – to be used free of charge

Download






Contact

• Email: info@mildrecords.com

More contact info

 
 
    
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Buy album

The album 'Serene' can be purchased online with a credit card at CDbaby in the US.

• In Denmark, the album is available at SundMusik.