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Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard: Sikorsky

Read "Sikorsky" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Sikorsky is an ambitious and highly original orchestral piece for 18 musicians--8 clarinets, 4 drum kits, 4 double basses, trumpet and the alto sax of its composer and arranger, Danish, Copenhagen-based Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard. As on his previous release Vesper (2012), Løkkegaard is fascinated with the sound of clarinets and the sound of a closely-voiced clarinet ...


Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard: Vesper

Read "Vesper" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dark, introspettiva, impressionista, lirica ecc. Sono alcuni degli aggettivi per descrivere l'architettura sonica di Vesper, melanconica suite elettroacustica in quattro movimenti imbastita da Nick Lyhne Løkkegaard, sassofonista e compositore danese. Per andare subito al dunque, ci troviamo immersi in spazi dilatati con poche note a disegnare melodie di sapore autunnale. A far la parte del leone il vellutato flicorno di ...


Jakob Bro: Searching for Beauty Through Sound

Read "Jakob Bro: Searching for Beauty Through Sound" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Beauty is perhaps one of the most common words used in association with music, but it is also one of the vaguest terms in musical criticism, and it rarely says something substantial about the work that is described. And yet, despite its intangible character, it would be almost impossible to characterize Danish guitarist Jakob Bro's music ...


Niels Lyhne Lokkegaard: Vesper

Read "Vesper" reviewed by John Kelman

While people debate the recent re-emergence of vinyl as not just a viable hard media for music, but a better one sonically, few can argue the beauty of experiencing cover art, expanded from the 5"x5" limitation of a CD cover, to the glorious, now almost larger than life beauty of a 12"x12" long-player sleeve. If cover ...


Niels Lyhne Lokkegaard: The Scale of Grey. The Tone of Black

Read "The Scale of Grey. The Tone of Black" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Some painters like to work with a wide canvas, filling out every space with details where figures emerge out of a wealth of colors and shapes. Likewise, there are jazz musicians who are busy focusing on technicalities, displaying an impressive wealth of rhythmic complexity and melodic variation. In both cases, the danger seems to be a ...