Here Is Always Somewhere Else


Here is always somewhere else is a collection of sonic postcards sent between Jenny and Camila de Laborde from January to November 2020, in a time where travelling was out of the question. Sewn together by these voice correspondences, this album is a diary of recordings from travels in Sweden, Mexico, Japan, Palestine, Lithuania as well as at home in Oslo. Intertwining soundscapes, conversations and improvisations with fragments of songs on organ, clarinet, piano and modular synths, Jenny offers this listening session as a portal to the sounds and encounters in these places.

Composed, recorded, produced and mixed

by Jenny Berger Myhre

Voice messages from Camila de Laborde

Field recordings, synths, clarinet, organ, piano and whistling by Jenny Berger Myhre

Violin and violin arrangement on Chidoribashi by Cisser Mæhl

Organ amongst cows in Andersabo

by Guoste Tamulynaite

The one who needs to buy credit — Maya Khaldi

The one who is calling for Tobbi the dog

— Urte Janus

Mastered by Adam Badí Donoval

Artwork by Liv Klaussen, Pernille Meidell & Jenny Berger Myhre

Photo documentation by Erik Mowinckel

Thank you
Niklas Adam for your endless patience and support, and Pernille Meidell for giving this a place in the world.
Cisser Mæhl, Guoste Tamulynaite, Vilde Sandve Alnæs, Inga Margrete Aas, Maya Khaldi, Jason Dungan, Camila & Manuela de Laborde, Pía Laborde-Noguez, Urte Janus, Jo David Meyer Lysne, Jenny Hval, Einar Goksøyr Åsen, Svein Terje Torvik, Esben Slaatrem Titland, Daniel Meyer Grønvold, Ohnesorg and my dear family. Thank you for enabling these sonic events, and for listening along the way.

In loving memory of Liv Klaussen who shot the photo on the cover.

Parts were originally composed as commissions for Borealis — en festival for eksperimentell musikk (Notas y notas y notas…), and Spikersuppa Lydgalleri (Chidoribashi). Here is always somewhere else was first assembled for RUMMUR_radio in November 2020. Warm thanks to Peter Meanwell, Maia Urstad, Eva Rowson and Andreas Hald Oxenvad for asking me to make these pieces.

The title “Here Is Always Somewhere Else” comes from the Bas Jan Ader documentary directed by Rene Daalder.

The title “Growing up is for trees” comes from Øivin Horvei

Supported by Arts Council Norway and Kulturetaten Oslo Kommune.

© 2022 Breton Cassette & Jenny Berger Myhre

Released July 15th 2022

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