While we wait for a brand new day is the third part of The Oddgeir
Berg Trio's trilogy around the dark hours of the day. The album was
recorded under immense pressure. With only three days left before
Norway went into a lockdown, the trio headed to the studio and
finished the album in an intense session.
Remarkably, the tone of these nine new originals is hopeful and
upbeat. If previous Oddgeir Berg Trio albums made you think of ECM,
the new one carves out a more personal sound. Berg remembers the
process as one of careful touches: "To me, it feels like an evolving
landscape. I have quite a few synths and effect pedals in my locker, but
I try not to overdo things."
In conceptual terms, this is where the circle closes – now, you can put
on Before Dawn and simply continue listening.
The cycle closes: The third part of a trilogy around the dark hours of
the day. Evolving landscapes of hope.