Minimalistic with a spherical expression in a unity of electronic and acoustic sounds
The jazz duo Svaneborg Kardyb is one of Danish jazz’ newcomers. After the release of their debut album Knob in the spring of 2019, followed a staggering year of massive media attention, sold out shows in Denmark and internationally that received amazing reviews. Moreover, at the Danish Music Awards Jazz 2019 they won the award for Talent of the Year and the award for Danish Jazz Composer of the Year for their meditative grooves, their natural approach to melody and the exquisite interaction between them (ed.).”
I the autumn of 2020, the duo released their follow-up album Haven – an homage to nature. The music on Haven is created during the earliest hours in the morning, over the blackest coffee and is a minimalistic expression of electronic and acoustic sounds uniting, where catchy tunes meet Nordic vibes in a dreamy, groovy universe.
Svaneborg Kardyb’s album is the opposite of the fast, false world of social media and shallow ideals. The compositions are not flashy or driven by ego, they are simple, but very touching.
It is the delicacy of the playing, the natural affinity to melody and the exquisite interaction between Nikolaj Svaneborg and Jonas Kardyb that makes the album work."
Said about the album Knob, DMA JAZZ 2019, by Debra Richards, member of the DMA Jazz Academy