Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Hubro | Autor: WK
We know the Norwegian Erland Dahlen not only as the drummer of the unforgettable Doom Blues band Madrugada, but also as a member of the club of jazz musicians like Eivind Aarseth and Nils Petter Molvaer. With "Rolling Bomber" he debuts under his own name. Dahlen handles his drums as if they were kettledrums. On "Rolling Bomber" he masters a whole arsenal of sound sources from singing saws to electronics to all kinds of obscure objects that make sounds, but his dark, heavy, cloudy world view remains intact. The music is reminiscent of the surreal nostalgia of later Tarkowski films. Dahlen understands perfectly the poetry of hopelessness. His sounds are extremely oppressive and yet beautiful. As a drummer, he is largely reserved. He is more interested in sound surfaces in a colour spectrum between dark grey and pale brown. A moving album, which however requires strong nerves.