Vàli's first demo album "Forlatt" caused storms of enthusiasm with all those who were ableto get their hands on one of the rare copies. Now the Norwegian musician with a penchant for fairy-tale melodies has signed a five-albums contract with Auerbach. What is it that not just fans of folk music may look forward to? So far, reviewers have often referred to Ulver's pivotal album "Kveldssanger" -- not just because of a musical proximity, but rather because of the profound beauty of the songs that have mainly been created with acoustic guitar and cello. Vàli himself is very pleased about the praise he received from the international press, but he points out the poor conditions of the recording sessions for "Forlatt". Hence, he gladly looks to the future: "On the coming releases, I will probably use more instruments than before, in order to give my music more means of expression." When asked what his goals with Vàli are, the musician answers with modesty. "I just want to make marvellous music."