The new duo of Marielle Jakobsons and Chuck Johnson craft an ambient Americana panorama on their debut album, The Ground Our Sky (Temporary Residence 2019). There is an old Norse myth that says the great northern glaciers stored energy until they burst with fluorescent light, creating the Aurora Borealis. Saariselka is inspired by the meeting of earth and light, where slowly moving land masses merge with enveloping light fields. This sonic collaboration between composers Marielle Jakobsons (Fender Rhodes, organ, synthesizers) and Chuck Johnson (pedal steel guitar and treatments) is as expressive as it is enigmatic. See for more.
Into the Wind