"It is so good to hear a musician like Andreas Ihlebæk, who breaks the boundaries. Thereby he has succeeded in creating a masterpiece", wrote STERN. It's a new and unique blend of soul, jazz, classical, Norwegian folk and choral music. Folk music magazine Folker wrote that Ihlebæk "has managed to give folk pop a completely new dimension". Jazz Thing calls it "so fine, so powerful", writing that you really feel that this music was written to last.
The Guest was performed live in its entirety as part of the 40th anniversary of Oslo Concert Hall, followed by Ihlebæk performing at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The live concerts draw full houses and have been reviewed as an out-of-this-world "breathtakingly beautiful experience".
On April 27 2018 he releases the instrumental piano EP "Come Summer Suite".