With colourful, dreamy music in an unusual formation, There, the debut album by Nina Rompa (voice), Gijs Idema (guitar) and Mo van der Does (clarinet), portrays compositions rooted in Jazz, with influences from modern and classical music.
There describes a place.
A place where you dare to fly higher and higher, dive deeper and deeper.
There’s space. On the way there’s storm, doubt and sometimes you fall.
Yet there is harmony and clarity.
Gijs Idema and Nina Rompa played in a duo for many years and started composing and arranging together. For this album, they started searching further. They searched for color and a story to tell, with a beginning and an end. It provided pieces that are sometimes transparently, sometimes ambiguously connected to each other. In their search, they also found an addition, and with Mo van der Does on the clarinet their sound was complete.
”Beautiful, melancholic music. Nina’s voice is layered and warm, and at the same time, you’ll feel a moving lightness and clarity. Recalling something ancient and deep, while maintaining a contemporary feel.” – Mijke Loeven, Director BIMHUIS
You can find all the lyrics in the booklet.
Nina Rompa, Vocals
Gijs Idema, Guitar
Mo van der Does, Clarinet
Total time: 00:47:19
DSD 512 fs, DSD 256 fs, DSD 128 fs, DSD 64 fs, DXD 24 Bit, FLAC 192 kHz, FLAC 96 kHz, CD
Veere van Gent
Van den Hul
Merging Technologies, Horus
Merging Technologies, Pyramix
This CD was made possible by the Amarte Foundation.
|Just Listen thanks|
Floor van der Holst, Ted Brady, Brian Moura & Bill Dodd
Bruel&Kjaer 4006, Schoeps, AKG
Rens Heijnis, custom design
|Original Recording Format|
C. Jared Sacks, Jonas C. Sacks
MCO, Hilversum the Netherlands / March 12, 13 – 2020
|Recording Type & Bit Rate|
|Release Date||October 9, 2020|
Beautiful, melancholic music. Nina’s voice is layered and warm, and at the same time, you’ll feel a moving lightness and clarity. Recalling something ancient and deep, while maintaining a contemporary feel.
1 review for There
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I listened to the CD edition of this album and was impressed.
I find it to be intimate music with a high degree of unpredictability. That makes it exciting!
I think Nina’s text treatment is special. Also a lot of praise for the two other musicians.
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