lundi 5 janvier 2009

Ketil Bjørnstad - Floating (2005)


This is not a ECM release, but it looks and sounds  like... Palle Danielsson (double-bass) and Marilyn Mazur (drums, percussions) add a subtle rythmic and sonic touch to Ketil Bjornstad lyrical and inspired piano playing, and the three of them built up beautiful climates, where melody, swing and atmosphere are mixed in a very creative way... Is it jazz ? ambient music ? chamber music ? As often, with ECM artists (and the three of them are ECM artists), labels and definitions are useless and disappointing...

Let say it is a kind of ambient chamber music whose strong identity and originality results from the unique way Ketil Bjornstad plays piano (delicate, introspective, melodic and melancholic)  and from the way the two other musicians listen to him...

Floating is a perfect title for this album: it is floating music, a quiet melodic soundscape that will surround you at the heart of the night...

link / mp3
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part1
part2

5 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

superb.. thanks for this classy post.. y

Neu Mejican a dit…

Two tracks of ambient music to share with you and your readers in thanks for all the great music you share...

The 1st, "Track 7" was improvised live to two track with a trio I played in a few years back- para!helion: trumpet, dumbek, and balalaika. This track is actually the first track we ever played together, and was recorded about 10 minutes after I met our Balalaika player.

The 2nd is part of a more formal project with two releases that I did with my brother in the early 90's. (Both releases are still available at CD baby:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/pen2 and http://cdbaby.com/cd/pen )

Tracks can be found here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=5dc7dae0dc8b1bc3d2db6fb9a8902bda

Dreamer a dit…

To Neu Mejican: many thanks for your two tracks ! your music is really fantastic and I like it very much... Great atmospheres and interesting way to process acoustic instruments and electronic sounds... I am totally tuned to this kind of music, thanks again for sharing it with us ! Dreamer

Neu Mejican a dit…

Dreamer,
Glad you like the music. Feel free to re-post those tracks if you wish. I'll get you some more when I have the chance.

Candida Pires a dit…

Hello Dreamer !

I've found you yesterday and it's fantastic all you have to share !!!
Thank you so much in advance and all the best for you.
From Lisbon,
C.