samedi 30 août 2008

Terje Rypdal - Descendre (1980)



"Descendre", that is "going down", "cooling down", "chilling out".  The title of this album sets the mood for the listener: atmospheric music for the free flight of thoughts, feelings and memories...

Terje Rypdal (b. 1947) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer and is an icon, among others, of ECM, the innovative record company of Manfred Eicher. Terje Rypdal appears on ECM records since 1970 !

Descendre is a splendid album of ambient and floating music, for guitar and keyboards (Terje Rypdal), for trumpet and flugelhorn (Palle Mikkelborg and his unique sound and feeling) and for subtle drums and percussions (Jon Christensen, who is an emblematic ECM drummer). Intimate mood of a trio of chamber music, slow jazzy groove, aerial guitar, dialogue of the guitar with the trumpet, ghostly organ and string ensemble in the background: this music evokes landscapes of Norway, cold seas and white mountains, and a crepuscular light, after sunset or before sunrise...

The beauty and the mood of this album are intemporal...

Link: mp3 / 320
password: olduvai

8 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Merci

uros a dit…

Thank you soo much for Terje. I have been listening his only L.P. Odyssey, that I have bought here in in Ljubljana in the seventies, many. many times and I still own it. What a great record and what a big musician.
So very nice from you that you share with us such great and delicious music.
I wish to you, and to your blog all the best.

Dreamer a dit…

Thanks, Uros, for your very kind comment.
I love Ljubljana: I visited twice this city, and I love Slovenia and its peoples....

Anonyme a dit…

More thanks for yet more brilliant stuff. Thanks for all your hard work. I hope more wll encourage you with favourable comments.

Anonyme a dit…

Great Blog! Thanks for the effort & fine music. Would love to see Terje's Waves but looking forward to everything you have to share!

Cheers,
Monschau

Franklin Salamander a dit…

Thank you so much for the Terje.

I discovered him, I guess like so many people, on the Heat soundtrack.

If you have any more stashed away anywhere I would love to hear it...

Thanks again for all your hard work.

Dreamer a dit…

Terje Rypdal will probably appear again in this blog
;-)

indirectlightcreativearts a dit…

Wonderful blog and great music. I just discovered you and I hope you are still viable and posting. My compliments to you and your efforts.