Album: Eivind Aarset, Dream Logic (ECM)

 

Not really "jazz" as such … Aarset is a Norwegian guitarist and ECM stalwart and Dream Logic entails much of what its title promises: space, abstraction and very little regulated rhythm.

Instead, the principal and his accomplice, programmer Jan Bang, set about their themes with an ambient-music mindset, more attuned to stillness than movement. "Close", "Black Silence", "Surrender", "The Beauty of Decay"… Well, you get the picture. It is sometimes beautiful.

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