Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Christian Wallumrød - Speaksome [Hubro Music]

Put out on the circuit via the Norwegian staple that is the Hubro Music imprint on December 3rd, 2k21 is "Speaksome", the first full on solo album effort created and written by composer and piano player Christian Wallumrød since his 2014-released longplay piece "Pianokammer". Now back with a new body of work focusing predominantly on solo piano studies accompanied by synthesizers, autoharp and minimal drum machine interventions Christian Wallumrød presents a 7 tracks and 35 minutes spanning journey meandering between intimate Jazz improvisation and close up recorded sequences reminiscent of Nordic Folk, echoes of echoes of sparse Electronica signatures paired with tender piano tones to be found in the title cut "Speaksome", smokey, cascading late night etudes in pieces like "Nölen Und Laden" and even gravitates towards slightly ominous, spine tingling minor scale minimalisms in the most beautiful "Treeline" which not only evokes dusty memories of Spacer's 1996 Minimal TripHop classic "Atlas Earth" but also is our personal favorite on this album just to name a few. A most intimate half hour to spend listening to this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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