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Wibutee: Playmachine

Read "Playmachine" reviewed by Chris May


Norwegian quartet Wibutee's third album for Bugge Wesseltoft's Jazzland label is a (micro)chip off the new block, as the group continues its exploration of electronica, jazz, and backbeat-driven rhythm.

In the main, we're dealing with grooves here--some of them chilled, some of them urgent--and what improvisation there is, most of it coming from Haron Kornstad's Stax-meets-free improv tenor sax, is concerned with maintaining an electronically defined ambience or soundscape rather than developing linear or harmonic ideas. ...

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Wibutee: Eight Domestic Challenges

Read "Eight Domestic Challenges" reviewed by John Eyles


Jazzland Records has really hit its stride with recent releases. Just as the most distinctive labels (such as Blue Note or ECM) not only have a recognisable sound but also their own unique style, so Jazzland has now developed a look that matches the music. Its design and graphic style is now simultaneously cool, modern and detached, a perfect complement to its music, “the new sound of Oslo."In many ways, this second release from Wibutee typifies Jazzland. The ...


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