The ensemble fuses European folk with chamber-like themes amid fiercely woven passages and much more. Three quarters of the ensemble share vocal duties. Many of these pieces feature complementing strings and guitar episodes in concert with the artists’ foreboding and sometimes whispery vocals. However, the element of surprise surfaces on more than one occasion. Essentially, they cover quite a bit of ground, largely due to coherently organized arrangements, joyful musings, and climactic overtures. On “Sabah,” the musicians create a paradox of sorts as they intertwine haunting balladry with jubilant choruses. With “Knecht,” Martin Alacam and Richard Deutsch’s dark, mystical electric guitar movements provide an otherworldly edge to a work brimming with celebratory wordless vocals. Thus, a magical beauty permeates this superb offering! And while others have done it before, few have attained the far-reaching realizations that this ensemble brings to the table. To that end, this band’s heterogeneous approach speaks volumes. (Vigorously recommended)
Track Listing: 1.Love & Napalm 2.Under The Sun 3.Paserak 4.Mina 5.Sabah 6.DIP 7.Good Night, Michael Knight 8.Knecht 9.Stubnitz 10.Sudler
Personnel: Martin Alacam: acoustic guitar, vocals, electric guitar
Record Label: Leo Records
Style: Modern Jazz
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