Thursday, November 19, 2015
To be released on the Norwegian Sofa Music-imprint on November, 20th is "Melting Into Foreground", the newest album effort by trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø - an approx. 34 minutes piece split in two parts named "Internal Source Of Heat" and the title track "Melting Into Foreground". Whilst the first half explores the textures and sonic possibilities of the trombone as solo instrument going from explosive outbursts to stretched out, melodic and well wistful tones via hushed, atonal clatter into deep, bassy realms we see the title track stroll a more experimental, electronic path, serving a fluttering maelstrom of droning noise and bass heavy distortion, derived and layered from reprocessed clarinet sound, halted by tender, fragile and score'esque episodes of the original instrument, which - played in this form - could easily accompany a theatrical play, before digital Noize is taking over and the story starts all over in a similar vein again. Defo an interesting concept in terms of organic meets digitally processed composition efforts and, due to that, possibly even thrilling for a more classically oriented audience.