Arashi: Akira Sakata, Johan Berthling, Paal Nilssen-Love: Semikujira
Avant Jazz / Free Improvisation / Avant-Garde
premiera polska: 2022-09-06
opakowanie: gatefoldowe etui
Arashi presents Semikujira. Arashi is: Akira Sakata - alto saxophone, clarinet, voice; Johan Berthling - double bass; Paal Nilssen-Love - drums & percussion. The Wire about Arashi (TROST 130CD/LP), the trio's first release: "there are moments on this album when the energy is so furiously intense it feels like it's going to spin out of control and take someone's eye out. Sakata delivers wry alto phrases, as though from the corner of his mouth, before digressing into urgent flights of fancy, and finally launching into screaming, red-faced declamation - fueled by Nilsen-Love's boiling pulse-time drums and the low bounce of Berthling's double bass." Cover image - "Black Submarine" by Sagaki Keita. Photos byMicke Keysendal. Recorded at Atlantis Grammofon, Stockholm by Janne Hansson, on May 20th, 2015. Mixed at Oodion, Göteborg by Mikael Werliin in December of 2015.
„The Wire“ about their first trio-release: (…) there are moments on this album when the engery is so furiously intense it feels like it‘s going to spin out of control and take someone’s eye out. Sakata delivers wry alto phrases, as though from the corner of his mouth, before disgressing into urgent flights of fancy, and finally launching into screaming, red-faced declamation – fuelled by Nilsen-Love’s boiling pulse-time drums and and the low bounce of Berthling‘s double bass.
Semikujira is a major new addition to these musicians already vast discographies, and one of the most satisfying listens of the year so far – a powerful, thoughtfully constructed work that blends familiar but disparate musical dimensions into a convincing whole, while preserving the spontaneity of instant creation.
The Free Jazz Collective
Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, clarinet, voice
Johan Berthling: double bass
Paal Nilssen-Love: drums & percussion
1. Snowing on the temple garden 04:00
2. Blow of humpback whale 07:33
3. Saitaro Bushi Atlantis-Version 15:35
4. Sheep said again wolf is coming 03:12
5. Semikujira 17:42
wydano: May 27, 2016
nagrano: recorded at Atlantis Grammofon, Stockholm by Janne Hansson, 20th may 2015
more info: www.trost.at
- Arashi: Akira Sakata, Johan Berthling, Paal Nilssen-Love
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