Tuesday, 18 November 2008

arve henriksen

on the turntable:

arve henriksen

ECM 2086

Undoubtedly one of the best albums of 2008 from Supersilent mainman, Arve Henriksen. Anyone who appreciates legendary trumpet players; Miles Davis, Don Cherry, Jon Hassell
will truly love this album. Magnificent follow-up to Henriksen's previous solo masterpieces,Strjon and Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon). Features David Sylvian on two tracks.(one2zero)

image: ecm

A shifting cast of characters, with live sampling man and album co-producer Jan Bang at the centre, provides a series of soundscapes, an ambient-experimental map of moods, for the uniquely liquid, singing trumpet lines of Arve Henriksen to scale and explore. Some tracks are recorded live in concert, others are studio creations. Singer David Sylvian reads his own poetry on two cuts.(© ECM)

For a full review of this album I suggest you check out the excellent, personal miscellany at eleventh volume.

Links: arve henriksen / supersilent / eleventh volume (review) / myspace /

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