Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Alchemy | Autor: BSV
In 2012, Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin and guitarist Jon Durant released a joint work entitled "Burnt Belief". The title has now become the band name and "Etymology" the debut album. The two continue exactly where they started in 2012: with a mixture of artrock, jazz and ambient, only the ethno factor has completely disappeared. Of course, Durant's sharp-edged guitar figures, which can also be highly elegant, and Edwin's fretless bass on "Etymology" are in focus. It's amazing how similar Edwins Bass can sound to the legendary Mick Karn, who died in 2011. But that's not all: the drums - whether programmed or handmade - are played in difficult rhythms, but always remain unobtrusive. Similar to well-dosed electronics. Trumpet-like synths, a few piano swabs and a few violin solos provide additional coloration. Quirky, demanding passages at the beginning of the album are juxtaposed with quiet moments in the second half.
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