|09-11-2006, 04:32 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Jaga Jazzist - What We Must
1. All I Know Is Tonight
2. Stardust Hotel
3. For All You Happy People
4. Oslo Skyline
5. Swedenborgske Rom
7. I Have A Ghost Now What?
First of all, I owe Adam forever for showing me these guys. One of the most chill bands of all time. Free flowing jazz that has structure to it. Think it's impossible? Just listen. It's hard to describe their music. It's busy, yet relaxed. Complicated, yet simple. The 10 members of Jaga Jazzist mean every note they play and the end result is nothing short of breathtaking.
One note timeless, came out of nowhere...
|09-11-2006, 08:01 PM||#5 (permalink)|
I love Puck
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: British Columbia
Im listening to this album right now...its absolutely amazing soo far..i hope it keeps up like this..Thank you RAR
We are entirely smooth, We admit to the truth, We are the best at what we do.
|09-12-2006, 05:27 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2006
i love Jaga Jazzist
AMENRA - Mass III 2xLP [stunning vinyl release of the belgian sludgecore giants epic 06 album]
FALL OF EFRAFA - Owsla & Elil CD&LP [British crust/doom/post-metal band Fall of Efrafa deliver part two (Elil) on their dark conceptual trilogy. Part one (Owsla) will also be re-released for the first time in the UK]
Sound Devastation Records website
|09-13-2006, 03:45 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2005
This is good stuff. It got me interested.
I did a bit of research on Jaga Jazzist and came up with this review for an earlier album entitled...'The Stix'.
The second full-length by Norwegian jazz enfant terribles Jaga Jazzist proves to even the most ardently pigheaded that their debut, A Livingroom Hush, was no fluke. (Jazz "purists" -- as if jazz were a "pure" music -- will even have to take note on compositional, swing, and improvisational levels but will no doubt, like any music fascist, dismiss this as somehow inauthentic because of the presence of electronics.) The Stix ups the ante a notch and foregoes much of the restraint displayed on the previous album, delving deeper into jazz motifs and the latest innovations in electronic music with a vengeance. Featuring ten original compositions by Lars and Martin Hornveth, Jurgen Munkeby, and others from the ensemble, The Stix moves into realms of ensemble interaction that cross barriers of swing, soundtrack architectures, sampladelica, and modal jazz often in the same tune. Melodic lines become riffs that give way to ensemble counterpoint and solo improvisations. Here, as on "Another Day," horns, electric guitars, looped snares, acoustic bass, strings, and an insane, treated trumpet solo offer a view from the pastoral to the incendiary in a seamless fugue of harmonic and scalar interludes. Likewise the strange sci-fi Braziliana and shimmering electronics at the heart of the futuristic bossa "I Could Have Killed Him in the Sauna" offer a futuristic view of Charles Mingus and his Tijuana Moods album if it were recorded in the 21st century. It has all the chamber pieces and the intimacy of close-distance group interplay and the expansive view of the terrain and atmospherics to offer the listener an aural view of a universe, ever present yet just beyond her reach. Once again, Jaga Jazzist have proven that the European jazz identity is a highly individualistic one and reflects different musical considerations in regard to mood, texture, and communication and a powerful set of dynamic perceptions to stand outside everything of concern and makes it human, warm, and vibrant -- all of our musically racist notions about Scandinavia are blown to bits here over and again. This music is compelling, hip, groundbreaking, and stunningly, achingly beautiful as well as challenging. The Stix needs top be recognized as one of the finest jazz records of 2003. Period.
...anyone bothering to read all that, can't fail to be impressed.
Can anyone up it please?