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Mattias Risberg's Mining: Zauberberg

Read "Zauberberg" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Swedish pianist Mattias Risberg has teamed up with a range of well-known northern European born or based improvisers, including saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist and vocalist Jennie Abrahamson. He remains largely unknown in the U.S. but garnered well-deserved attention for And Now the Queen--A Tribute to Carla Bley (Lilalo records, 2016), a duo recording with Ljungkvist. Risberg lives between two musical worlds as a post-modern composer with an affinity for (relatively) old-world instruments. His inspirations are no less diverse: he cites ...

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Mattias Risberg's Mining: Live In Stripa

Read "Live In Stripa" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Science is beginning to acknowledge that life on earth probably began under the surface and not in some ocean. Millions of years ago, the atmosphere was so acidic, it could not support life. But underground, the conditions were ripe for single cell organisms to thrive. Today scientists discover bacteria that live nearly a mile underground without the requirement of solar nourishment. If you follow the thread, it is plain to see why many an ancient civilization's origin narratives reference caves ...

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Mattias Risberg: Stamps

Read "Stamps" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Due anni fa, insieme col sassofonista--come lui svedese--Fredrik Ljungkvist, Mattias Risberg aveva dedicato a Carla Bley l'abum And Now the Queen (che già il titolo...); oggi trasferisce in solitudine in questo suo nuovo lavoro le sue passioni per le tastiere in senso lato, anche se poi, di fatto, Stamps è un album per piano solo (qua e là preparato) che un Moog Taurus a pedale rinforza in alcuni frangenti. In un caleidoscopio di brani centrati sul colore ...


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