Sleighride On Melting Ice (The Thunberg Suite) is the soundtrack for an imaginary movie, dedicated to Greta Thunberg, and to the publication of Limits to the Growth in 1972, fifty years ago now, but more actual than ever. I wrote, played, recorded and produced the music entirely on my own, during the several COVID-lockdowns in 2021 and 2022.
story and music
On a clear winter afternoon, Earth takes off for a sleigh ride with her beloved dogs. The horizon lights up in an enchanting red glow. There is pleasant, almost solemn music in her ears. Suddenly the dogs panic and jump into a wild gallop. Earth is in shock and loses control. The red glow seems to indicate sudden danger. As temperatures are rising, Earth knows she must get back across the melting ice as fast as possible to save herself and her dogs. The songs tell the story of Earth's slippery and chaotic ride through time and emotions. They are a heartfelt call to heed Greta Thunberg's words, "Don't listen to me. Listen to science. We must act now."
All songs written, played, recorded and produced by Olav Ulrich & The King Of Norway.
(c) 2021 BUMA/Stemra, Netherlands.
Sleeve design and artwork by Olav Ulrich.
Be aware and do the right thing.
Enjoy the music.
Olav Ulrich, April 2022
Support & Donate
The music is free to download. If you like what you hear, please share the music with your friends.
If you wish, you can support me to create future projects.
I am currently working with a great singer and guitar player on an acoustic version of of the songs,
and writing lyrics to all of them. We appreciate your help.