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Content by tag "BoogiePost Recordings"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Samuel Hällkvist: Variety of Rhythm

Read "Variety of Rhythm" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Somewhere Miles Davis and Teo Macero are smiling. Swedish guitarist Samuel Hällkvist has taken their approach and refined it for the 21st century. What Macero began, with a razor blade and hours of fragmented and seemingly disjointed studio sessions, turned into the infamous Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). Hällkvist journeys a similar path, and most significantly here, ...

Oestergaard Art Quartet: More Stories from the Village

Read "More Stories from the Village" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Drummer Michala Østergaard-Nielsen and her quartet's More Stories From The Village is a completely improvised set that captivates with its lyricism and its darkly cinematic ambience. This short yet compelling and cohesive disc is a mordant postmodern folk tale that relies equally on the fluid spontaneity among the ensemble members as well as their expressive individuality. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

The Nordic Fusion of BoogiePost Recordings

Read "The Nordic Fusion of BoogiePost Recordings" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Swedish, Copenhagen-based guitarist Samuel Hällkvist and Swedish, Gothenburg-based guitarist Thomas Gunillasson suggest two different perspectives on the legacy of fusion on their new recordings, one reaches for infinite, futuristic sounds and the other is rooted in fusion technical legacy.

Samuel Hällkvist
Variety of Live
BoogiePost Recordings
2015

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Nuaia: Belong To The Moon

Read "Belong To The Moon" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Nuaia is a Swedish-Danish trio featuring guitarist Mika Forsling with vocalist Sofie Norling and percussionist Michala Østergaard Nielsen who both play in the jazz quartet David Angel's. The trio's sophomore album, after a self titled debut on Boogie Post Recordings in 2009, deepens their affinity for exploration of genre-defying, dream-state songs.

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Nuaia: Belong To The Moon

Read "Belong To The Moon" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Built around singer Sofie Norling's expressive voice, Nordic ensemble Nuaia's music is delightfully unclassifiable and it uniquely transcend genres. Their sophomore release Belong to the Moon creates dream like, fantastical soundscapes that are intensely intimate and thrillingly dramatic.

On “Don't Know Where To Turn" Norling's melancholic song drift over percussionist Michala Ostergaard-Nielsen's militaristic drums. ...

Thomas Gunillasson: Glashus

Read "Glashus" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The musical career of Swedish, Västerås-based guitarist Thomas Gunillasson flirts with early influences of Nordic metal bands and later sophistication of improvising jazz outfits and left-of-center rock outfits. Gunillasson plays in fellow Swede, and avant-garde vocalist Lindha Kallerdahl's GOLD band, co-leads the quartet Thymeshift with drummer Johan Björklund and leads the trio Les Pickadoles with ex- ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Orbit Stern: Ude i Skoven, Inde i Byen

Read "Ude i Skoven, Inde i Byen" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Orbit Stern is the duo of Swedish, Copenhagen-based guitarist Samuel Hällkvist (known from his association with King Crimson members in his band Variety of Loud), and Danish drummer Frederik Hauch (who played in many local alternative rock bands). Both nursed a longtime affinity for an Appalachian twang but decided to take this mythic, relatively strictly defined ...

Samuel Hallkvist: Return to Center

Read "Return to Center" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Return to Center is a detailed staging of a sonic meeting between man and machine. Swedish, Denmark-based guitarist Samuel Hällkvist, on his third solo album, contrast the digital exactness of MIDI programming with the human qualities and modes of expression that we traditionally associate with acoustic instruments. Thus Hällkvist and like-minded associates orchestrate a nuanced texture ...

Samuel Hallkvist: Variety of Loud

Read "Variety of Loud" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Copenhagen-based Sweish guitarist Samuel Hällkvist, winner of the prestigious 2010 Jazz In Sweden award, demonstrated his eclectic tastes on his 2010 debut as a leader, Samuel Hällkvist Center (Caprice), albeit still rooted in the jazz legacy. On Variety of Loud he even goes further, blurring genre boundaries between improvised jazz and his primary love for the ...