”Jacob Anderskov in Danish” is Anderskov’s 9th album as a leader. For the first time, none of the material is composed by himself. All tunes are Dan- ish traditionals, loyally yet radically rearranged. The music here is clearly related to Anderskov’s earlier works. However, hearing this approach applied to traditional material might reveal new insights into Anderskov’s musical universe. Hence this album might be a key to Anderskovia.
Anderskov’s own statement about this album: “These songs have been following me since my early childhood. When hearing them, I feel the seasons then and now melting together into one im- age. That has become a reappearing theme on this record. Another motivation has been my belief that traditions must survive through renewal if they are to stay relevant. I prefer to regard our cultural heritage as something open, including and ever changing, rather than as a fi xed entity in need of conservation. This record is dedicated to those who believe in and fight for this view on who we are.”