"Déja-vu". Didjeridoo Zotora. El-guitar Eivind Aarseth.
«One of the thoughts behind Emigrate has been to draw the didjeridoo towards a more norwegian sound than commonly thought of with this instrument. I wished to form a product were the didjeridoo was the basic instrument, but put into a larger context through a collaboration with other musicians. I wanted to keep a simple expresseion with the didjeridoo as a foundation and then build different rooms on top, mostly with one musician at a time.»
- Zotora, 1998 ("Emigrate" release date).
The musicians. Zotora, didjeridoo Øystein Sevåg, synth (2&6) Eivind Aarseth, el-guitar (3,5 & 11) Paolo Vinaccia, percussion, (5 & 8) Kenneth Ekornes, percussion, (7) Elin Ødegaard, voice (2 &10) Carl Petter Opshal, bass-clarinet (7) Hallgrim Berg, jawharp, willowflute, voice (1,4 & 8) Maria Sevåg, violin (9)
FROM THE PRESS:
"Zotora is a fabulous didgeridoo player. Here he has made an ambient CD full of warmth. The sound is mystic and exciting, not unlike Mari Boine. There is so much variation here, you will never get bored."
-Farojornalen, World music, Ambient
"MUSICAL SOUL ATTACK"
"You feel like dancing, screaming - really let your primeval instinct loose. This is a great CD! The sound of Zotoras didgeridoo is laying like thick fog on all the tracks, but it is the other instruments that play the main part. This is what makes the CD so exciting. This is a record well worth buying, not because you are so very interested in Aboriginal Australia or transcendental experiences - but just because you like good music."
- Varden Newspaper
ART OF MAGIC
"This is a straightforward phenomenal music experience created by a Norwegian. If you are looking for music that really takes you on a journey, your body relaxed but your subconsciousness awake, then Zotora is your man. Special music, yet extremely elegant "A kangaroo in Hallingdal".
- DTBB Newspaper
"Together with his musicians, he plays around in a completely open landscape, not unlike the border crossing Jan Garbarek. It is done in a very unconventional way, but with great respect for the instrument, and at times it is absolutely beautiful to listen to."
- Porsgrunn Dagblad Newspaper