GET THE BLESSING - Lope And Antelope

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Postrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Naim Jazz | Autor: MaB

Get The Blessing from Bristol prove themselves to be overcoming jazz on their fourth album without renouncing its advantages (improvisation, expressive sounds). Although the quartet around the Portishead rhythm group Jim Barr (b) and Clive Deamer (dr) cannot be reckoned with conventional swing rhythms, this music, improvised on only four days, groovs immensely ("Corniche", "Lope"). The band's reduced approach over long stretches is a strength, because the intensity of the pieces is increased, e.g. in "Quiet", where Jake McMurchie bends the saxophone over a stoic bass line and Pete Judge completes a soft trumpet. In "Little Ease" McMurchie blows to attack with a baritone saxophone without breaking the controlled overall sound. With "Antelope" the British allow themselves the fun to represent the up to 90 things fast antelope in such a way as if it is braked by a cruise control. Also with "Viking Death Moped", which evokes a rumbling Viking moped gang, Get The Blessing fire up the listener's imagination.

Top track: Lope

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