Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Denovali | Autor: CA

Actually it should read: The Alvaret Ensemble, Kira Kira, Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, Ingi Garđar Erlendsson & Borgar Magnason. For "Skeylja", the Alvaret Ensemble has entered into a fruitful symbiosis with a number of Icelandic musicians who experienced their baptism of fire at nine sold-out concerts on the Dutch island of Terschelling. It was up to each of the artists involved here to draw up a plan for an evening, which was then implemented musically without prior arrangements or even rehearsals. "Skeylja" contains excerpts from the more than ten hours of material created in this way, which sounds as extravagant as the extravagant musicians gathered here present themselves. Everything is and remains left to the imagination, from the album title, which consists of the words Skylge (Dutch for Terschelling) and Eyjan (Icelandic for Insel), to the music, whose concept is to have no concept at all. This means that from the hopeless free jazz mess in "Hoarn" to the epic soundscapes in "Duunt" and "Kleifarvatn" almost everything is possible.

Top track: Duunt

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