Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Outstairs (2013) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz]

Christian Wallumrød Ensemble - Outstairs (2013) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Christian Wallumrød Ensemble
Album: Outstairs
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2013
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 56:05
Total Tracks: 11
Total Size: 485 MB

Tracklist:

1-1. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Stille Rock (09:16)
1-2. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Bunadsbangla (08:20)
1-3. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Tridili #2 (03:45)
1-4. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Very Slow (06:50)
1-5. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Startic (02:31)
1-6. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Beatknit (06:29)
1-7. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Folkskiss (03:22)
1-8. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Third Try (03:39)
1-9. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Ornament (03:44)
1-10. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Outstairs (02:31)
1-11. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble – Exp (05:33)

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The ensemble of Christian Wallumrod continues to evolve in its own idiosyncratic way on Outstairs. By now, Wallumrods compositional signature is instantly recognizable. Nobody else writes pieces like this multi-dimensional chamber music inspired by the sonorities of Norwegian folk and church music, influenced by early music and the post-Cage avant-garde, and liberated by jazzs freedom of thought. This time around, the ensemble members share the arranging credits between them, making the music still more organic and flexible as new sound combinations emerge.The ECM label hosts plenty of artists who blend idioms and make big impacts without raising their voices, but one of the most captivating is Norwegian pianist, composer and harmonium-player Christian Wallumrød (brother of Susanna, of Magical Orchestra fame). He’s an adaptable original who plays free-improv in other incarnations but joins Norwegian folk, early church music and the 20th-century classical and jazz avant gardes in this regular six-piece group, which includes sax, hardanger fiddle and cello, and trumpet. The sonics on Outstairs are classic Wallumrød, but the music sounds both freer and more playful than formerly. Stille Rock is simply a pulsating shift between two piano chords, before a hint of percussion appears, then strings, intensifying drumming – and sudden wrongfooting silences just as resolutions seem inevitable. Bunadsbangla is a deliciously slinky folk-dance, Tridili No 2 a meander of low strings sounds and sudden startled recoils and the title track is a hop and skip of strings and treble keys turning to long, sliding sounds and musical-saw whirrs. It’s old, new, manic and tranquil in seamless concordance.

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