Sunday, March 06, 2022

Ruben Machtelinckx + Arve Henriksen - A Short Story [Aspen Edities 013]

Released via the Belgium-based boutique imprint that is Aspen Edities on February 25th, 2k22 is "A Short Story", the new conjunctional album effort by ever active guitarist Ruben Machtelinckx and Norwegian trumpet player Arve Henriksen. As a duo, the two artists are working their way through roughly 38 minutes of sound covered by a total of 12 partly improvisational compositions, starting from a point of deep, almost spiritual Jazz with the albums opener "Lessness" only to continue on this path with the subsequent late night cut "Towards The Redwood Curtain", the tender, almost folksy and naturalistic "A Strand Of Black Hair" or pieces like the highly romantic, inward-looking "Variation Of Shadows" whereas the ghostly, slighty off-kilter cut "Pines Of Onoe" provides a more longing, ghostly and somewhat otherworldly touch further down the line. An intimate late night album to share with a loved one, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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