From the moment I started playing guitar, I wanted to write my own songs. The thought of creating something no one had done before was very fascinating.
– Petter in an interview for metal.de
Once I heard Petter Carlsen’s incredible voice and beautiful song writing I felt that he would be part of the inner circle of Anathema for a long time to come.
– Anathema guitarist Danny Cavanagh
The 2017 winner has released what the jury believes is one of the best albums of the year by an artist from northern Norway. By getting to the roots of the feelings and emotions that make music what it is, and for the first time in his own language, Carlsen has really kicked up some sparks.
– Andreas Wulff, Director of Public Relations at Eni Norge
If you like bands like Muse, Garbage, melodic Kasabian or Sinew - if you are »open minded« and if you like great quality arrangements with catchy melodies, if you can deal well with Björk and fundamentally melodramatic Indie songs, you should definitely check out this gentleman from Norway.