Album: Arve Henriksen, Cartography, (ECM)
Sunday 23 November 2008
Trumpeter Henriksen – whose playing invokes the breathy whisper of a Japanese flute – confirms his status as the most compelling improviser on the planet with 12 tracks recorded in Kristiansand.
This is edgily ambient mood music conceived on a grand scale, where the gobsmackingly sublime is almost a minimum requirement. There are full-on experimental pieces; trip-hoppy pieces with beats; and pieces featuring David Sylvian reading his poems. All you can do is gape.
Pick of the album: 'Migration': atmosphere, angst, beats
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
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