This is a collection of recordings by Norwegian Singer-Songwriter and traditionalist Christian Strøm. It consists of early and current original pieces and his renditions of mainly American Folk songs.
Rather than create a chronological tracklist, I realized that my selection of songs already narrated a story. One of a heartbroken person who leaves their country and sets sail to find the promised land on the other side of the Atlantic. I decided to follow this thread and pair songs from different periods which illustrate this nautical journey and the sea.
One song may sound shiny and clear like the calm sea and others are rowdy rides through a song with waves of noise washing over the arrangement, its lyrics inaudible like the distant shouts from a distressed sailor.
All songs written and arranged by C.Strøm unless stated otherwise.
Credits: Scottish Folk Song (04), James Moore (05), Caribbean Folk Song (09), C.Porter / R.Fletcher / Rearr. C.S. (10), Sea shanty (11), Traditionals (12, 13, 16), L. Kimborough (15), Norwegian Traditional (17), Webster / Irving / Carter (18), E.C. Clethane / I.D. Sankey (21)
Recording by C.Strøm
Production and design by Marcus Obst