JANNE STIGEN DANGSHOLT // A-HA – EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON
After the first two albums Hunting High and Low (perfect pop) and Scoundrel Days (perfect art pop), they released Stay On These Roads which was lukewarmly received and the band suddenly became associated with bubblegum pop and graced glossy magazines all over the world. A world the band didn't want to be part of at all, so after a good break and a few years under the radar, came East of the Sun, West of the Moon , a far more analog and grown-up album that possibly made some young girls find new heroes, while the music police nodded in agreement.
Janne Stigen Drangsholt was born in Sandnes and is a writer and professor of literature. She made her debut with the novel The Bumblebee Catcher in 2011, but is best known for the trilogy about academic Ingrid Winter.