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by Eyal Hareuveni
Sikorsky is an ambitious and highly original orchestral piece for 18 musicians--8 clarinets, 4 drum kits, 4 double basses, trumpet and the alto sax of its composer and arranger, Danish, Copenhagen-based Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard. As on his previous release Vesper (2012), Løkkegaard is fascinated with the sound of clarinets and the sound of a closely-voiced clarinet ensemble plays a major role on his fifth release. The title of the 30-minute composition is associated with the sound ...read more
by John Kelman
While people debate the recent re-emergence of vinyl as not just a viable hard media for music, but a better one sonically, few can argue the beauty of experiencing cover art, expanded from the 5"x5" limitation of a CD cover, to the glorious, now almost larger than life beauty of a 12"x12" long-player sleeve. If cover art is meant, in some way, to reflect the music contained within, then it's clear that the full- size image of Danish saxophonist Niels ...read more
by Jakob Baekgaard
Some painters like to work with a wide canvas, filling out every space with details where figures emerge out of a wealth of colors and shapes. Likewise, there are jazz musicians who are busy focusing on technicalities, displaying an impressive wealth of rhythmic complexity and melodic variation. In both cases, the danger seems to be a sort of horror vacui, where the nervous extravaganza of basic craft stands in the way of artistic thought and contemplation. For ...read more