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LITANGEN

GUITARIST/SONGWRITER


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About

LITANGEN - Kjell Harald Litangen - Norwegian guitarist/ songwriter has for years been one of Norway’s most sought after session guitarists. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Maria Mena, Ole Edvard Antonsen, LidoLido, Rebekka Bakken, Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Johnsen/Nordberg, Sissel, Adam Douglas, Rita Eriksen, John Miles, Kurt Nilsen, Frode Alnæs  and Al Jarreau, and in tv shows like “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Skavlan” and “The Nobel Peace Prize Concert”.

His very first solo project was written and recorded in his home studio outside Oslo during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020. Musical freedom - no rules was LITANGEN’s main focus for this album project. The debut album “Diversions” is a collection of 12 original compositions -  instrumental guitar/string based music influenced by various genres of music - which is to be heard by soundscape melting pots of instruments like oud, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, lap steel, guitalele, dulcimer aside electric and acoustic guitars.

-"I guess my music reflects whatever i have collected of musical impacts over the years, being exposed to all kinds of music and having worked with all kinds of great performers and musicians"

The second album “A Fine Line” was released september 17th, featuring some very special guests like trumpet virtuoso/conductor Ole Edvard Antonsen. 

This album has a more electric voice and seeks more into melody and improv in the way it has been written.

 

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What’s New?

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Live Madam Felle - Bergen

Feb 7, 2022

Had a great time today playing with the wonderful musicians in Voksne Herrers Orkester at madam felle in Bergen. Thanks for having me as guest! 

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"Leilani" - guitar version

Des 30th, 2021

Happy new year everybody! and big thanks to everyone who checked out my music and this site in 21! Here is a guitar recording of " Leilani" from the studio:-)

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Norwegian Jazz

Des 16th, 2021

My song "Leilani" has been added to this great official Spotify playlist featuring some of the best Norwegian Jazz acts. Check it out!

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Podcast - KulturPlot

Des 1st, 2021

Got to participate in KulturPlot podcast series. Talking about the album and christmas!

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Story in LIVEIN magazine

november 24, 2021

Thanks to LIVEIN for visiting me in my studio and for writing this piece:-)

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5/6 By Tor Hammerø in Nettavisen!

november 23, 2021

Great review of "A Fine Line" in Nettavisen

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Textura

november 17th, 2021

Lovely review in Canadian Textura for "A Fine Line"

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Review Tysvær Bygdeblad

october 14th, 2021

Great review 5/6 for both "Diversions" and "A Fine Line" in the newspaper today!

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Radio Interview with radio 102

October 4th, 2021

Had a nice chat with Egil Houeland at radio 102 today:-)

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"A Fine Line" out today!!

september 17th, 2021

So happy to finally release my new album "A Fine Line" today! Very pleased how it turned out. 
Big Thanks to: Ole Edvard Antonsen - cornet, Torstein Lofthus - drums, Kjetil Dalland - bass, Thomas T Dahl - el guitar and Espen Eriksen - fender rhodes, for fantastic guest apperances.
And big thanks again to Ruben Dalen for doing a wonderful job mixing the album, and Morgan Nikolaysen at propeller for mastering. 
11 brand new songs played, written and produced by yours truly.
Hope you like it!
Please let e know if you do:-)

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"Leilani" new single out today!

august 20th, 2021

Very happy to have the magnificent Ole Edvard Antonsen joining me on this song, that you will find on my new album which is up for release september 17th.
Personell:
Ole Edvard Antonsen - cornet
Kjell Harald Litangen - mandobird (el mandolin), el guitar, acoustic baritone guitar

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New single out today!

july 2nd, 2021

"Before I Go" is the first single from my new album " A Fine Line" which is scheduled for release sept 17.
The song sets focus (for me) on the feeling you get when you have to leave someone or something, but your heart tells you otherwise, and it features my long time friend and wonderful musician Kjetil Dalland.
Personell:
Kjetil dalland - bass
Kjell Harald Litangen - el guitar and acoustic guitar

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New single out friday july 2nd , 2021

june 28th, 2021

«Before I Go» - first single from my forthcoming album “A Fine Line” out this friday, featuring a special guest. 

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Rounding up my new album

april 1st, 2021

My follow up album to last year’s «Diversions», is in the finishing process. This time with musical contributions from these charming individuals amongst others.🥳

Big thanks to Torstein Lofthus Kjetil Dalland Thomas T Dahl Ole Edvard Antonsen and Espen Eriksen. 

Releasedate is not yet set. 

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New album in the making.

march 26th, 2021

Mixing my new album @ urban sound studios in Oslo with Ruben Dalen. This time i have invited some special guests joining me  in a duet like way. Sounding great:-)

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New album in 2021!

february 18th, 2021


Planing a new solo album in 2021. It will be a new instrumental string based album, with brand new material and this time with special guest appearances. Can’t wait to share it!

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5/6 in Nettavisen by Tor Hammerø

October 19th 2020

Fantastic review for "Diversions" in Nettavisen 😃

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Textura

October 1st 2020

My debut single "Home" featured on Textura

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"Diversions"

August 14th 2020

My debut album "Diversions" out today.
12 songs that i´ve played, written, arranged and produced in my homestudio in Asker, outside Oslo under the coronavirus lockdown. The songs is based on musical ideas that i´ve recorded and collected on my phones over the last 10 years or so, so i am very happy to finalize them into this product!
The album is a very much stringoriented album as i have used everything from bouzouki, oud, guitalele, mandolin, lap steel, banjo aside various electric and acoustic guitars.
I really hope you enjoy it, and please let me know if you do:-)

 

Music

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Home

June 26th, 2020

Single

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A Sense Of Spring

July 31st, 2020

Single

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Diversions

August 14th 2020

Album

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Before I Go
feat Kjetil Dalland

July 2, 2021

Single

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Leilani
feat Ole Edvard Antonsen

August 20th, 2021

Single

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A Fine Line

September 17th, 2021

Album

 

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Discography

Recordings i have participated on as a performer

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MAIN ARTIST

RELEASED

LABEL 

CATALOGNUMBER

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Himmel under hav

RAGNAR BJERKREIM

2021-01-15

TREMBLING RECORDS

TremblingRecords21

Album


Julenatt ( Duet Version )

MAJA NEERAAS

2020-12-04

Maja Neeraas Musikk


Single


Warrior

PAULIN VOSS

2020-08-28

MADE BY ME RECORDS

MBM04

Album


TAKK

MAJA NEERAAS

2020-06-19

Maja Neeraas Musikk


EP


Takk

Maja Neeraas

2020-06-19

Maja Neeraas Musikk


EP


Opp mot lyset

Ragnar Bjerkreim | Julie Ervik, Pål Rake

2020-04-03

TREMBLING RECORDS

Trembling Records 017

Single


Attention

Ulrikke

2020-01-31

Ulrikke Records


Single


Diversions

Litangen

2020-01-01

DAWORKS

DACD 879

Album


Nordlys på ein himmel av hav

Ragnar Bjerkreim | Julie Ervik

2019-12-26

TREMBLING RECORDS

Trembling016

Single


Ei bøn til havet

Pål Rake | Ragnar Bjerkreim

2019-12-05

TREMBLING RECORDS

Trembling015

Single



When Echos Fade

CHRISTIAN WELDE

2019-11-29

WELDE MEDIA

WM201901

Single


Armour

A1

2018-10-12

A1


Single


Hud

KJELL INGE TORGERSEN

2018-01-05

DAWORKS

DACDS 1109

Single


Anthem

ROALD HAARR

2018-01-01

Roald Haarr

RH01

Album


Deilig er jorden (feat. Mikkel Gaup)

GOSPELKORET HIM

2017-12-09


ØLO012017



Mudderlys

KJELL INGE TORGERSEN

2017-09-08

DAWORKS

DACD 816



Got to be

CHRISTIAN INGEBRIGTSEN

2017-06-16

INCICON

INC 022

Album


Ingen vei hjem

FINN KALVIK

2017-04-28

DAWORKS

DACD 815



Ingen vei hjem

FINN KALVIK

2017-03-17

DAWORKS

DACDS 1054



Take me home

CHRISTIAN WEDDE

2017-01-13

PIRAYA MUSIC

PIR532




Tenn Lys

Helene Bøksle

2016-11-25

LYDMUREN




Audiens 1:1

Knut Anders Sørum

2016-10-21

KIRKELIG KULTURVERKSTED

FXCD429

Album


Vinter'n slæppi aldri taket

JULIE DAHLE AAGÅRD

2014-12-01


GRCDS8526



Critical Love

A1

2014-10-04

INCICON

INC008



Kim va der for deg (Radio edit)

VIDAR JOHNSEN

2014-09-01

WeMe Music

Weme14001



Blessed

KAROLINE GJERTSEN

2014-05-20

NOBEL RECORDS

NREC332



Små fortellinger om du og eg

LØVLANDS ALLÉ

2013-10-18

NAKEN RECORDS

LA004



Sommersangeren (2013)

FINN KALVIK

2013-06-14

DAWORKS

DACD683



Ikke Gi Deg, Jente

HANNE KROGH

2013-06-07

HKP A/S

HK002



Galskapens Land

VIDAR JOHNSEN

2012-08-31

WeMe Music

WEME12001




Sommersangeren

FINN KALVIK

2012-06-08

DAWORKS

DACD613



Sommersangeren

FINN KALVIK

2012-06-08

DAWORKS

DACD 617



Lyden av sommer 2

DIVERSE ARTISTER

2012-05-16

DAWORKS

DACD 619



Norwegian Ballads

, ARTISTS

2012-02-10

DAWORKS

DACD 610



SECOND SUNRISE

WULFF

2010-01-01

DAWORKS

DACD552



DET EVIGE SEKUND

ANNE VADA

2009-01-01

BIG BOX RECORDS

BBRCD025



DESEMBERSTEMNINGER

OLE EDVARD ANTONSEN

2009-01-01

MUSIC BUSINESS NORWAY AS

N500982