Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Ambient, Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Denovali | Autor: BSV
"ΠΩVΛRΩVΩ" is on the cover. Is it old or new cyrillic? Or is it Greek? Anyway, Povarova are from Russia. And present their successful debut with "Tchernovik". The true identities of the four musicians remain unknown as they trade under the cryptic pseudonyms 8449494, 2ol, <>< and jkt. Not so mysterious is her 70-minute album, which offers minimal jazz, ultra-slow grooves and sound landscapes rather than real songs. Dark jazz is often called something like this. But dark moments can only be found occasionally on "Tchernovik" ("Never Boiler"). More often the focus is on the piano, which plays classical to jazzy slow-motion runs, sometimes creating perfectly formed melodies, for example in "My Song 2224" or "After Breake". Tough drum'n'bass loops set the rhythms and somehow also the moods. Digital sounds try to disturb again and again. A clarinet creates melancholy ("Methro Nome", "Newborn"). Cello and double bass cause melancholy. This is the soundtrack for the silent look into a half full glass with high percentage.
Top Track: After Breake