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Eivind Aarset & The Sonic Codex Orchestra: Live Extracts

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Recentemente, Eivind Aarset ha partecipato al nostro questionario di Proust. Tra il serio e il faceto, il chitarrista ci ha confessato che la sua paura più grande è "che il pubblico alla fine capisca quanto sono incompetente" e che il suo motto è "potrebbe funzionare".

Queste risposte non dimostrano solo un senso dell'understatement, e dell'umorismo, tipicamente nordico. Sono, in realtà, rivelatrici anche del carattere profondo della musica di Aarset, tanto affascinante quanto sfuggente.

Impossibile infatti utilizzare, per Aarset in generale e per questo album in particolare, i parametri tradizionali che si applicano al jazz, anche inteso nel senso più lato. Le composizioni hanno struttura semplice, armonicamente prossima al rock. Non ci sono assoli di grande rilievo. I crescendo sono sempre orchestrali, quasi mai attribuibili al singolo intervento solista. I suoni sono molto carichi di elettricità.

E tuttavia Aarset, al pubblico jazz, piace. Piace perché è, innanzitutto, un grande organizzatore di suoni. E piace perché nei suoi brani si avverte, sempre, una grande tensione espressiva.

A volte, soprattutto dal vivo, si lascia un po' prendere la mano e tende ad esagerare. Succede anche in questo Live Extracts. Ma se avete voglia di atmosfere oniriche e visionarie, è un album perfetto.

Track Listing: Electromoers; Electromagnetic; Still Changing; Drøbek Saray; Murky Seven; Sign of Seven; Blå Meis.

Personnel: Eivind Aarset: guitar, electronics; Gunnar Halle: trumpet and synth (1-3, 5, 6); Bjorn Charles Deyer: guitar and pedal steel; Audun Erlien: bass; Wetle Holte: drums, electronics, percussion; Erland Daheln: drums and percussion (1, 2, 5-7); Håkon Kornstad: saxophone (3, 7); Torstein Lofthus: drums (3).

Title: Live Extracts | Year Released: 2010 | Record Label: Jazzland Recordings

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