Ola Gjeilo Piano Improvisations 180g LP
180 Gram Vinyl Audiophile Release! Pressed at Pallas!
Pre-Mastering & DMM Disc Cutting by Hendrik Pauler!
A selection of lyrical, reflective tracks from Ola Gjeilo's piano albums on the
2L label - Stone Rose and Piano Improvisations.
Featuring music created in the spur of the moment, straight from the heart, as
well as pieces inspired by a deep connection to New York life and scenery—this
collection contains some of Gjeilo’s most soulful and passionate music. Ranging
from the introspective wistfulness of Dark Blue to the serene joyfulness of Snow
in New York, and to fantasies around his own choral works (Ubi Caritas, Tota
Pulchra Es); common for all tracks are a heartfelt lyricism grounded in Ola's
love for the piano.
Ola Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-lo) was born in Norway in 1978 and moved to America
in 2001 to begin his composition studies at the Juilliard School in New York
City. Today his published concert works are performed all over the world. Ola's
interest in film has influenced his music as he draws a lot of inspiration from
movies and cinematic music.
"2L’s Morten Lindberg covers all the bases with his super-hi-res recordings.
First he released these two solo piano efforts in packages that included both
audio-only (“Purist Audio”) Blu-rays plus multichannel SACDs of exactly the same
tracks. Now he has selected ten tracks from the first album and a dozen from the
second (due to the per-side time limits of LPs) to release on direct metal
mastered audiophile vinyl. He used the DXD stereo master, provided as the
2-channel option on the Blu-rays, for the source. It is a 352.8K/24-bit file and
was converted directly to analog to feed the vinyl cutting lathe, with no
lossless compression as with the DTS-HD tracks on the Blu-rays. Both sessions
were recorded in the Softenberg Church in Oslo, not in a studio..." -
Audiophile Audition 2013
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• DXD Resolution
• Direct to Metal Master from Original Recording in DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
• Pressed at Pallas
• Pre-Mastering & DMM Disc Cutting by Hendrik Pauler
Side A - from Piano Improvisations
1. Ubi Caritas
3. Dark Blue
4. Santa Monica
5. The Great Plains
6. Tota Pulchra Es
Side B - from Stone Rose
2. Snow in New York
3. North Country II
4. The Hudson
5. The Line