Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Bureau Of Atomic Tourism - Eden [Rat Records 042 / Werkplaats Walter 004]

Released as a conjunctional project of both Rat Records and Werkplaats Walter on November 29th, 2k19 is "Eden", the latest album outing by The Bureau Of Atomic Tourism and the groups first full length release after their 2015 album "Hapax Legomena". Still operating in a sextet mode with Teun Verbuggen in the leading position and Jozef Dumoulin being put in charge as the main writer and composer for the fourteen cuts featured on "Eden" the ensembles music is as dense and energetic as ever, with the multilayered, brooding and well thundering Avantgarde Jazz / FreeJazz opener "De Teun Van Eden" paving the way for things to come, pieces like the subsequent, more romantic and comforting "Love And Things 1", the deep, fragile and athmospheric vibes in the ever floating, grooving, yet beat abstraction driven "Two Part Oven In Thin Eleven" losing itself in various states of experimentalism over the course of a little more than eight minutes, "Search Ends When Sharing Starts" wandering in between dope beats and killer Desert Rock / PostRock attitude whilst the "B Minor Blues" is in for more laid back, Jazz-driven dopeness alongside ear-piercing midrange atmospheres and chaotic, shrieking, threatening breakdown sequences just to pick a few examples out of this intense 52 minute journey. As avantgarde as Contemporary Avantgarde / Experimental Jazz can be.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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