“Sandharpesong” has lyrics by renowned Norwegian author Kjartan Fløgstad and music by Tom Roger Aadland. The two met when Aadland premiered Fløgstad’s translation of blues legend Robert Johnson’s “Love in Vain” a few years ago, and they have kept in touch since. Even at first reading, a melody came to Aadland. “I’d really like to put music to this one”, he wrote to Fløgstad. “That’s what I was hoping for”, was the reply. The song has been recorded with just classical guitar and harmonium accompanying the expressive vocals.
Produced by Stig Morten Sørheim and Tom Roger Aadland
Recorded and mixed by Stig Morten Sørheim at ABC Studio, Etne
Mastered by Björn Engelmann at Cutting Room, Stockholm
Tom Roger Aadland: vocals, classical guitar, harmonium
Stig Morten Sørheim: backing vocals