Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Edition | Autor: BSV
Artrock, Jazz and TripHop - Slowly Rolling Camera prove on their untitled debut that these three genres can fit together perfectly. The British quartet focuses on a discreet sound that is characterised by a piano that is as classical as it is avant-garde, a double bass and the voice of singer Dionne Bennett. Bennett sometimes reminds of Jenni Hval, sometimes of Björk, even of legends like Bessie Smith or Nina Simone. The drums remain discreetly in the background, yet shine with complex rhythms. Smoothness and relaxation are the main characteristics of the eleven tracks. They form the basis for instrumental eruptions: Especially the saxophone can beat wild capers like John Coltrane. Trumpet and trombone, shimmering digital sounds and even a string orchestra set further accents. The strings sometimes create hymnic melodies, sometimes simply sound landscapes like film music. The sound can also explode if all instruments play at the same time. A remarkable debut.
Top track: Fragile Ground