Herbert Joos – The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn (1974/2019) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Herbert Joos - The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn (1974/2019) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Herbert Joos
Album: The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1974/2019
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 37:02
Total Tracks: 6
Total Size: 712 MB

Tracklist:

1. Herbert Joos – The Philosophy Of The Fluegelhorn (13:14)
2. Herbert Joos – The Warm Body Of My True Love (06:38)
3. Herbert Joos – Skarabäus II (08:54)
4. Herbert Joos – Rainbow (03:37)
5. Herbert Joos – The Joker (02:40)
6. Herbert Joos – An Evening With The Vampire (01:56)

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The Philosophy of the Fluegelhorn is Herbert Joos’s first of two albums for ECM’s sister label JAPO, the second being Daybreak. Where the latter was a lyrical, if longwinded, excursion, the former is something of a meta-statement for the German renaissance man—not only because he plays a bevy of overdubbed instruments, but also because its freer detailing gives pause over the sheer depth of realization.The title track draws us into the outdoors, where field-recorded birds—and, among them, Joos’s horn—populate the trees with temporal awareness. Sibilant breath and popping bamboo flutes share the entanglement: the rhizomatic spread of Joos’s becoming-animal. Following this undulating prelude, “The Warm Body Of My True Love” opens the stage, a halved and hollowed whole. The nature of this soliloquy must be sought out in stirrings of life, excitations of molecules, and less definable physical properties. The horns are trembling, universal. “Skarabäus II” is of similarly finite constitution, navigating passage into darker dreams and adding to those horns a string’s uncalled-for response to the question of existence. Braided offshoots of trumpet fly around one another, each carrying its own flame of obsession. Next is the smooth and sultry “Rainbow.” Tinged by the alcoholic sunset of vibes, it is a hangover not yet shaken for want of the altered perspective. The squealing litter of horns that is “The Joker” segues into “An Evening With The Vampire.” Bathed in the sounds of nine arco basses, it enacts a morose ending to an otherwise luminescent session. Its sul ponticello screams recall George Crumb’s Black Angels and spin the echo-augmented horn like a chromatic Ferris wheel until the breath stops.

If you’ve ever been curious about Joos but didn’t know where to start, then by reading this you’ve already put your hand on the knob. Just turn it.

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