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Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang: Snow Catches on her Eyelashes

Read "Snow Catches on her Eyelashes" reviewed by John Eyles

Although they had been collaborating since the early 90s, the first recording on which the Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset and American-born, Norway-resident Jan Bang appeared together was Bang's Pop Killer (Virgin, 1998). In the years since, Aarset and Bang have collaborated on many more albums, but this is the first to credit them as a duo. Particular high spots in their collaborations have included Bang's album on David Sylvian's label ...and Poppies from Kandahar (Samishadsound, 2010), Aarset's Dream Logic (ECM, ...

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Lars Danielsson: Melange Bleu

Read "Melange Bleu" reviewed by John Kelman

Music--improvised or scored--is inextricably linked with how it's arranged or orchestrated, a point made crystal clear by Lars Danielsson's Mélange Bleu. The bonus track on the Swedish bassist/cellist/ pianist's Libera Me (ACT, 2004) hinted at the direction Danielsson would take on Mélange Blue--a blending of acoustic instruments, concert orchestra and technology to create a lush new mix (or Mélange) that retains Danielsson's innate lyricism, but places it in the sonic realm of Nu Jazz. With some of ...

Album Review

Lars Danielsson: Mélange Bleu

Read "Mélange Bleu" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ormai lanciato sulla strada di altri scandinavi, come Nils Petter Molvaer e Bugge Wesseltoft (non a caso presenti nell’organico), il contrabbassista, violoncellista e pianista Lars Danielsson si spinge un po’ oltre il precedente lavoro Libera me (clicca qui per leggerne la recensione) e mette in scena un album molto artefatto, elettrificato e ricreato in studio (il mitico Rainbow Studio di Oslo, sotto la supervisione dell’ingegnere del suono Jan Erik Kongshaus). Ecco così che gli strumenti sono ampiamente sostituiti da sampler, ...


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