Sunday, August 08, 2021

Mat Maneri & Kalle Moberg + Ingebrigt Haker Flaten - Worldless Voices [Kamo Records 004]

Put out on the circuit via Kalle Moberg's very own Kamo Records on August 5th, 2k21 is "Worldless Voices" which sees the label owning artist and accordion player team up with Mat Maneri on viola for a total of three compositions whereas the two of them are being joined by Norwegian double bass player Ingebrigt Haker Flaten for the nearly 29 minute spanning final piece that is "Trialogue". With all tracks being recorded in a fully improvised, unrehearsed live situation setting at the Austin, Texas-based No Idea Festival the opening triple of duo performances sees Moberg and Maneri on a dissonant, tonally off-kilter start slowly, yet steadily working their way towards more harmonic, partly even somewhat synchronous movements with each artist obviously being in eager, well alert anticipation of each others next sonic manoeuvre which results in both obvious tension as well as an abundance of tentative tonal details which might resonate most with an audience trained and experienced in the perception of improvised avantgarde music anyway. With the extended "Trialogue", now performed in a corresponding triple setting, the interaction between Moberg and Maneri seems to be more firm and musically consistent, most probably glued together by Ingebrigt Haker Flaten's sparse, yet expertly performed bass interventions providing a steadfast foundation for a continuous forward evolution of the piece each of the musicians invlvd can bounce off of and come back to to develop new, and partly even well futuristic sounding, ideas and movements to keep the audience and avid listener of Improv x Avantgarde x Contemporary Classical on track. Nonetheless a well demanding piece of work, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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