Here is something for you who needs to get some other sounds....
A Midwinter Night`s Dream - Loreena McKennitt.(Canada, world music/religious)
The siren and the sage - Anne Marie Almedal (Norwegian)
Inside I`M SINGING - Secret Garden (Norwegian, musical/classical/Irish)
The Chase - Marit Larsen (Norwegian, popmusic)
At first Light - Silje Nergaard (Norwegian, Jazz, and our answer to Diana Krall)
Betty Blue (37,2 Le Martin) - Gabriel Yared (French, film music)
Beyond Words - Bobby McFerrin (USA, Jazz)
Changing Of The Seasons - Ane Brun (Norwegian Jazz)
Fingertips and Mountaintops - Darren Hanlon (Australia I think, Pop-thing)
God If I Saw Her Now - Tom Hell (Norwegian (together with Marit Larsen, they did not hear each others records when working on them)(and yes his name sounds strange, just as you know it; Hell is a place in Norway and has nothing to do with this one -->
) (Hi sounds like Paul McCartney)
Le Fabuleux Destin d`Amèlie Poulain - Yann Tiersen (French, Filmmusic)
Wayfaring Stranger: A Spirutal Songbook - Kristin Asbjørnsen (Norwegian, Spirutal)
Two albums for the wake up call:
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - DIV. (USA, film music) Why; they start the first song by hitting rocks.
Ocean`s Eleven - The Percy Faith Orcestra (USA, filmmusic) Why; they start the first track by saying "God morning" and goes over to running Jazz.)
And, I have also made the website for a great Norwegian singer, Helene Bøksle, you can hear some of her songs on the site: www.heleneboksle.no
click on musikk and then song on Morild. Or search on her name on the youtube to see her performance.