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Point4: Panopticon

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Arguably, this 2008 release stands as one of the more comprehensive and, plainly speaking, finest albums this avant-garde Norwegian record label has issued thus far.

However, that statement unto itself might seem a bit bold, especially when considering its impressive discography and largely exuberant acceptance from global avant-jazz and New Music aficionados. With this double duo piano and drums lineup, the band shows how the sky's the limit.

Recognized for his recordings for ECM Records, pianist Jon Balke augments the band sound with electronics-based treatments. During several passages the ensemble conjures up lucid imagery that is apt to ...



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