In September 2019 Sigurd Hole recorded a new solo double bass album - "Lys / Mørke" - at The Arctic Hideaway (www.thearctichideaway.com) in Northern Norway. The album will be released February 14th 2020 (US, Norway and Sweeden), and the rest of the world September 4th 2020.
"As with my first solo double bass album "Elvesang"—which was recorded in an old wooden church close to where I grew up—the location of the recording has been of great importance to the musical output also on "Lys / Mørke". During my stay on Fleinvær in 2017 I spent countless hours walking around the island, photographing and filming different both natural and human made phenomena. I recorded several free improvisations while watching these photos and videos, making a kind of improvised music videos. These audiovisual sketches served as an important inspiration for the music on "Lys / Mørke". The music, even though inspired by many of these ideas, is to a large extent freely improvised. The two title tracks for example, both of them three piece cycles, are all free improvisations recorded in succession as they appear on the album."