Fenomenon, consisting of Kjetil Ingebretsen and Håvard Rosenberg, hails from Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. In 2000, they signed with London label Nuphonic, and released two critically acclaimed EP's, making Fenomenon a household name in the international nujazz/downbeat scene. Their debut album for Beatservice Records, Hourglass, featured a new side of Fenomenon, with its electronica oriented broken beats, while the second album In Stereo leaned more towards the soul/funky side. The tracks from the debut EP's were then finally compiled into the Pacific Memories album.
4 years in the making, the fourth Fenomenon album saw the duo turned into a trio, with the addition of drummer/producer Ruben Dalen. The album was a feel and a mix of the two Fenomenon-vibes; movie inspired scores and pop/electronica.
After a long period of focus on family life, daytime jobs etc, Kjetil and Håvard is now back again in the studio, and back again as a duo. A new EP is due in may 2021.
Kjetil: "We are having a blast getting the creativity churning together again, and the effect has been immediate. The old magic is there! I have been out of the game for a long time, and coming back in and experiencing what a killer musician and producer Håvard has become has been so much fun, and I am humbled to the fact that we remain musical soulmates!"