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by Jakob Baekgaard
Flux is a project from Danish drummer and composer Thomas Albæk Jakobsen. In 2013, he released the album Relations. Voyager is the follow-up and as the name implies, it is an adventurous album that explores many moods, but the tone is predominantly lyrical. An important addition to the group is the experienced pianist Søren Møller. Besides his own albums as a leader, Møller has played in a duo with saxophonist Dick Oatts and in the Scan-Am Quartet ...read more
by Dan Bilawsky
Tranquil tidings, flowing gestures, sweeping statements, curious encounters, and triumphant displays are all incorporated into the music of Danish drummer Thomas Albæk Jakobsen's FLUX. For the band's second album, following Relationships (Self Produced, 2013), Jakobsen sought to highlight the group's development during the two year span between records. That aspect of the work is something that musicians in the band and their longtime fans will likely appreciate. But for those unfamiliar with this outfit and its debut recording, Voyager is ...read more
by Eyal Hareuveni
The aptly-titled Relationships describes best the debut release of Danish drummer Thomas Albæk Jakobsen's quintet Flux. It is all about the relationships between the musicians, their emphatic interplay, how they inspire each other and the way comprising pieces are weaved together to form a distinctive whole. Jakobsen's well-crafted compositions have a strong melodic approach but with enough suggestive segments that invite the Flux members to expand and to draw these compositions to more open, poetic ends. The ...read more