"Favors & Fields EP/Rubato EP" resulted in their first tour through Norway, including big festivals like Slottsfjell, By:larm and Øya. Moddi and Einar has appeared in each others bands ever since. When the debut album "Chiaroscuro" finally saw the light in 2011, it received warm critics home and abroad. It was released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and Norway.
The band got compressed into a five-piece: Hanna Furuseth on the violin, Ofelia Østrem Ossum on the cello, Simen Aasen on bass and Lars Fremmerlid on drums, with Einar's signature piano playing and low voice in center, and became a hard working live band leaving audiences through Europe speechless. With a range from noisy post-rock ballads to stripped down a-capella songs the band toured all of 2012, and gave also birth to "For The Country EP". They ended the year opening up for Múm and Under Byen in Russia. The band released their second album entitled "Politricks" under the new name Einar Stray Orchestra, august 2014, to great critics all over Europe.
The release was followed by a lengthy European tour. "Chiaroscuro" is produced by Sjur Lyseid (from Monzano, The Little Hands of Asphalt), and consists members from Moddi, Bendik, Team Me and Shimmering. "Politricks" is produced by Hasse Rosbach (Team Me/Moddi). Band members: Einar Stray - piano/guitar/organ/vox Ofelia Østrem Ossum - cello/vox (2007-) Lars Fremmerlid - drums/vox (2010-) Simen Aasen - bass/synth/vox (2010-) Åsa Ree - violin/vox (2014-) Hanna Furuseth - violin/vox (2008-2013) http://www.einarstrayorchestra.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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