Album of the Day: “Urolige Sinn” by Wako


Artist:  Wako

Album:  Urolige Sinn

Label:  Øra Fonogram

Style:  Nordic jazz

Favorite Track: “Skavlet føre”

Music from:  Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark

What I like about it:   I like how the lovely melodicism of this recording is totally at the mercy of the forces of motion, and I like how Wako shows no limit to their ability to shape it.  I like how the beauty of these pieces resonates with no less strength during passages of heavy dissonance than those times when a melody is sighed out peacefully.  I like the pacing of the varying motions, so that changes present themselves with a certain force, but never to the point of jarring extremes.

Other Notes:  Wako’s collaboration with Oslo Strings received a warm reception on this site.  So did a side project, most recently, from a couple releases by pianist Kjetil Andre Mulelid.

Your album personnel:  Bárður Reinert Poulsen (double bass), Simon Olderskog Albertsen (drums), Martin Myhre Olsen (saxophones) and Kjetil Andre Mulelid (piano).

Available at:  Amazon

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