What started as a dare became an icon of Norwegian knitting and started a snowball of knitting traditions across the North Atlantic. Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition follows the story of these beautiful mittens and gloves, from folk tradition to major regional industry to national symbol, and passes the tradition on with over 30 patterns taken from actual antiques. Every aspect of business today can be found in the story of Selbu knitting. And above it all, thousands of women and men, using spare moments to create spectacular designs that are as fresh today as they were 150 years ago.
Recorded as a guitar-less trio (Hugh Hopper on bass, Kramer on piano, organ, and tape loops, plus Damon Krukowski on drums), Huge is marginally less chaotic than Hopper and Kramer's previous collaboration, 1994's A Remark Hugh Made. Each of the songs is a relatively concise (only two tracks break the five-minute mark) and melodic improvisation on a basic theme, which generally is introduced, soloed upon, and quickly resolved, with Kramer's found voices and sound effects providing the album's only truly random element.