(Propeller Recordings, 2006)
Hanne Hukkleberg is a cool bird. On Rykestrasse 68, Hukkleberg lends her absolutely lovely voice to some super beautiful baroque pop instrumentation. Hukkleberg’s flair for experimentation pays off big time on this album, with a crisp, sultry style that sounds both effortless and ingenious. Listening to the album feels like thawing out after a long day up on the slopes in Park City. And, as anyone familiar with this experience knows, life doesn’t get much better than that. Of course, if you are unfamiliar, all you need to do is listen to Rykestrasse 68.