Friday, March 04, 2022

Joachim Badenhorst's Carate Urio Orchestra - Cosmos [Klein 011]

Put out on the circuit via the artist-run imprint Klein on February 1st, 2k22 is "Cosmos", the fifth full-length album by Joachim Badenhorst's Carate Urio Orchestra, described in the accompanying press release as an international Jazz / Indie / PostRock / Noise-band, since its inception in 2k13. With their new body of work spanning 11 new pieces rolled out over roughly 48 minutes by a total of seven participating artists hailing from four different countries the C.U.O. deals with an almost mythical meta-tale including the last surviving swamp biome on earth, the last surviving human - Doug - transcribing the Holy Book Of Frogdom of which the first chapter of The Book Of Tadpole is included in the artwork and other far out ideas, all worked into a musical journey comprised of SpaceJazz as well as more Synth-leaning, mostly electronically created works like the aptly named "Little Floating Biosphere" or a homage to the stories main protagonist "Doug" which drifts off into dark, inward looking atmospheres accompanied by layered Spoken Word sequences after a well frolicking intro whereas the tale told in "It Was Just The Beginning For Them" kinda draws inspiration from the sci-fi classic 'Silent Running' and "Some 100.000 Years" provides enough time to develop a new take on Nocturnal Future Jazz melancholia just to name a few. Defo one interesting album well suitable for late winter night listening sessions, preferrably accompanied by a selection of classy spirits.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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