Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mars Eilertsen - Reveries And Revelations [Hubro Music]

Released via the Norwegian staple Hubro Music on August 9th, 2k19 is "Reveries And Revelations", the latest album by the countries acclaimed Jazz musician Mats Eilertsen who, in opposite to his usual work flow, created his new, 35 minute spanning ten track longplay effort through employing cut, paste and layering techniques with the help of contributing, yet not live performing guest musicians like Geir Sundstøl, Eivind Aarset and others who either added their own touch to raw sketches sent to them by Eilertsen or had independent sketches of their own embedded in pre-existing compositions - all made possible through the incredible powers of the internet without the artists ever meeting up in person in one studio space for a dedicated recording session. The result of this wondrous approach which is technically amazing still for those remembering pre-internet days and fax machines as most high tech means of communication is a deep, score'esque and full on organic, homogenic album of tender Jazz-referencing late night and early morning music bringing forth exciting FutureJazz basslines as a foundation for melancholia-infused atmospheres in tunes like the captivating "Bover Blues", experimental, reprocessed Field Recording resemblances in the brooding, lurking "Signal" or even reveal an otherworldly take on stripped down minimal percussion vibes with the "Polynesian Pluck" which could've come straight from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop or a super rare, quirky Library Music record of the 70s just to pick a triplet of highlights on here. Interesting stuff.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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