Hanne Hukkelberg ‎– Rykestraße 68

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Berlin 5:13
Cheater's Armoury 3:39
The Pirate 4:36
Fourteen 4:08
The North Wind 4:00
Obelix 3:08
Break My Body 4:04
Ticking Bomb 4:52
Pynt 5:17

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PRR 07 Hanne Hukkelberg Rykestraße 68(CD, Album, Enh) Propeller Recordings PRR 07 Norway 2006 Sell This Version
5 037703 069602 Hanne Hukkelberg Rykestrasse 68(CD, Album, Enh) Nettwerk 5 037703 069602 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
3069602 Hanne Hukkelberg Rykestrasse 68(CD, Album, Enh) Nettwerk 3069602 Australia 2007 Sell This Version

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November 11, 2011
referencing Rykestrasse 68, CD, Album, Enh, 5 037703 069602

Hanne Hukkelberg's second album, RYKESTRAßE 68, begins with her delicate vocals over a gentle strum on "Berlin," not a far stretch from what her first album offered. The suggestions of flamenco fire up "A Cheater's Armoury" and shares the space with the swing of the chorus. Her aquatic leanings almost make a reappearance on "The Pirate," a slightly creepy piece that makes a detour into a haunted bordello. The use of a typewriter as percussion on "The North Wind" makes for a rather inspired choice, while "Ticking Bomb" uses a kick drum and places some banjoed Bach over it. Though Hukkelberg's vocals are mostly quiet (she even switches back into her native tongue for "Pynt"), when she goes for a full-throated singing, as on "Break My Body," it's a sonic brick to the ear. A worthy successor to the still-stunning LITTLE THINGS.