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Jaga Jazzist - Starfire (2015) / nu jazz, post.rock, jazz, electronic

опубликовал Garik 28-05-2015, 22:16
When the biggest stars in our universe begin to burn up and collapse they release neon gas. When electricity is passed through neon gas it glows. When it’s captured within glass we can use it to make coloured light. When that glass is shaped into the outline of a naked girl it can be hung outside a strip club. In this meeting of the celestial and the profane, the epic and the particular, lies Jaga’s new album Starfire.

In December 2012, Jaga’s main songwriter, Lars Horntveth, left Norway and moved to Los Angeles. There, on the other side of the world, inspired by the space around him, the size of the sky above him, the endless light flashing past as he drove round the city at night, he began composing the new suite of works which would become Starfire. Periodically he was joined by other members of the 8-piece band who would lay down their contributions in his apartment/studio before returning home to Norway. When the basics of the album were in place, he went back to Oslo to finish the record in the professional studios that the band had built and furnished over the years.

The result is a revelation — in itself no mean feat for a band with a twenty year history. After the more heavily scored work of One Armed Bandit and Live with the Britten Sinfonia, Starfire moves to a more experimental studio-led approach - "The idea was that we thought about the songs as both the original song and a remix in one" - morphing each song into a variety of sonic directions. With an increase in the use of electronics and the guitar work of Marcus Forsgren given new prominence, it’s probably the least straightforwardly “jazz” of their records. Instead, all the elements which have made them such an important band—the way their technical chops combine with the kind of mutual sympathy which comes from growing up together—are here melded into an utterly unique sound on what could turn out to be the group’s crowning achievement.

Centering around the Horntveth siblings (Lars, Martin and Line) the eight piece band Jaga formed in 1994, when Lars was still only fourteen. In their two decades of existence they've released five studio albums, one live album, five EPs (CD and vinyl), one live DVD and now a box set. Five of those eight original members are still in the group and all this has contributed to the group’s deep mutual understanding. Add in a guest like Leon Dewan, who plays his own Swarmatron on "Shinkansen" and Lars’ increasing use of a Pocket Piano synth as a tool for composition and you get the basis of a more hard-edged, electronic sound, perfectly melded with live musicianship.

Starfire is a beautiful, visceral, utterly exhilarating piece of work that keeps spiralling up and away, structurally complex, musically rigorous, but without ever losing touch with a certain earthy sensuality and human sympathy. It could just be Jaga's masterpiece.

1. Starfire
2. Big City Music
3. Shinkansen
4. Oban
5. Prungen

nu jazz post.rock jazz electronic
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Егор Трубниковъ
truba2728 мая 2015 23:01
заедрись, полетели

я б по прослушечной даже не пост, а прог прицепил бы. ну хз, не претендую
ahab29 мая 2015 00:15
МГИМО закончил, дорогой? Спасибо за мусик!

0vsky29 мая 2015 15:47

Цитата: truba27
я б по прослушечной даже не пост, а прог прицепил бы. ну хз, не претендую

воистину проговый
mezo29 мая 2015 21:21
susumu yokota1 июня 2015 14:01
Файл удален feel
гаражо1 июня 2015 15:00
еще ссыль http://rusfolder.com/43752041
13564562 июня 2015 23:01
на рутрекере есличо
aibolit794 июня 2015 12:57
спасибо! хорошая пластинка
Санык6 июня 2015 13:06
сначала как-то резал слух, как по мне, космический мотив одного из звуков, но после воспринял темы шире, целостно и проникся!
треки настолько разнообразны, как говорится есть вступление, завязка и кульминация
у меня даже всплывает некая параллель с Orbital, но у JJ свой стиль музыки и он мне по нраву.
dima1211816 июня 2015 17:34
Круть! Электронно-джазовый психоделик!
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