May 15 2019
Artist: Karl Bjorå’s Aperture
Album: The Most Obvious Solution
Label: Øra Fonogram
Style: Chamber jazz
Favorite Track: “Lightheaded Lizard”
Music from: Trondheim, Norway
What I like about it: There’s something quite thrilling about the way each melody takes every sharp angle it encounters, and how these sudden changes of direction emit a sense of careening wildly about… even as the changes are executed with a surgical precision. And so in this context, I find myself immensely enjoying how fluid and melodious each piece presents itself. There’s a sense of complex clockwork mechanics at play, and yet these melodies are as ephemeral as the effect of light beams on a sundial. This album resides in a shared place with New Jazz visions like Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors and Allison Miller’s Otis Was A Polar Bear, and if recent history is indicative of the future, I will be addicted to Karl Bjorå’s Aperture‘s The Most Obvious Solution for a very long time.
Your album personnel: Karl Bjorå (guitar), Adrian Løseth Waade (violin, viola), Bárður Reinert Poulsen (double bass), Andreas Winther (drums, electronics) and guest: Astri Hoffmann-Tollaas (cello).
Available at: Amazon
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Soundcloud page.
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