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Exit North

thomas feiner | steve jansen | ulf jansson | charles storm

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Those who admire Jansen’s instrumental, experimental solo output, as well as his song-based work with Japan, Rain Tree Crow and Nine Horses will find much to enjoy about Exit North. Similarly. The audience Feiner has cultivated with his group Anywhen and its acclaimed recording The Opiates, will encounter a related, spacious aesthetic. Ulf Jansson and Charles Storm have also worked on countless sessions across myriad genres that have enriched the global mindset they brought to this expansive ensemble.


A co-writing partnership first formed when Feiner worked with Jansen on his 2007 solo album Slope. Jansen sensed a kindred spirit and pursued a long-term working relationship. Feiner was already partnering with pianist Ulf Jansson on other projects and brought him into the fold. The trio officially planted the seeds for a new group. Feiner then realised the potential of inviting renowned Swedish producer and engineer Charles Storm to join the group. The two met years earlier at a Jansen performance in Stockholm. They also had a mutual friend in Jansson. Everyone felt a sense of trust, shared experiences and camaraderie that informed their sessions.


Feiner’s deep, rich voice is vivid and emotional. It pairs perfectly with the groups spectral qualities, incorporating the ambient and orchestral, the meditative and kinetic. Both studio albums have been critically well received.


“The group has a patience and attention to detail that I find rare to come across these days,” said Jansen. “This type of music is timeless and contemplative. We wanted to dig deep and express our connections with music and make the type of recordings we felt represented a culmination of our accumulative years of writing and recording experience.”

performing in Helmond, Netherlands 2023

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