Bergen, Norway -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2013 -- Autumn Aria is the latest EP to be released from Norwegian symphonic rock duo called Haap. It was released on November 26th, early reports are indicating a great response already.
Autumn Aria has been released to allow fans of Haap to enjoy the great vocals of Heidi Lambach live. This will both showcase their talent and show appreciation to their fans, who are primarily located in different countries to Norway.
According to Heidi the initial idea for “Autumn Aria” was to arrange an intimate concert, Heidi at the piano, one camera filming everything, all in one take. No “fix it in the mix”, no gimmicks, just natural reverb from the location they recorded in. This would be nothing like autotune or similar anywhere near this production. Then the plan was to release the EP and put the entire concert on YouTube.
After the release of Autumn Aria, Heidi and Haap's composer Jørn Lavoll have come forward and told the media:
"Heidi Lambach is such an incredible singer and I want everyone to experience her live. But we are here in Norway and most of our fans are in other countries. We are too busy with our debut album to tour, so I've been thinking a lot about how we can show our appreciation for all the people who have joined our musical journey so far".
- Jorn Lavoll
Heidi Lambach (Haap's singer) commented:
"When Jorn told me about this idea, there were certain things that would be very important for me. A setting like this, it is so honest and pure. I needed to deliver a performance to match that. It was a difficult process. I wanted to re-visit all my songs and get a sense of what the lyrics mean to me today. Some of the lyrics are a few years old, and in order to be content, I would have to find new angles. This is a continuous personal process for me. I always want to be honest in my performances, honest about myself as an artist and about the words I sing".
Haap are now planning more concerts like this. According to reports, there next one will have live streaming and a slightly different concept. This could include a full band or maybe something completely different, with have a classical chamber orchestra with them.
Haap was founded in the summer of 2012. The members are soprano Heidi Lambach and composer Jørn Lavoll. Haap is primarily a Symphonic Rock band, but frequently visits other genres.
Haap call their music “cinematic songs” or “symphonic stories”. They are inspired by film music, world music, classical music and older church music.
The duo has released seven singles so far, and the debut album will be out early 2014.