Past Present & Tortusa - Brand New Album - Eternal Return
This exciting collaboration represents a new wave of upcoming musicians that incorporate electronics and live sampling in their expression. Past Present & Tortusa capture the resonant vibes of their acoustic instruments, add Tortusa's unique textural voicings and sonic manipulations, and together make a unique sound with a strong identity.
Johan Lindvall Trio - Brand New Album - No City, No Tree, No Lake
Johan Lindvall, last seen on Jazzland Recordings as part of Torg, brings a fresh, unfettered take on the classic piano trio format in a series of compositions that are mostly intimate miniatures rather than imposing monoliths. The music drives forward, at times like a fragmentary, sonic kaleidoscope, at others like a (mostly) acoustic version of glitchtronics, frequently hinting at one traditional jazz genre or another before launching in a different direction entirely.
Lyder Øvreås Røed - Brand New Album - The Moon Doesn't Drink
Having recently appeared on Mosambique's "Big City Moves", Lyder Øvreås Røed returns to Jazzland with his own project, a melodic foray into a different species of jazz. Filled with late night, dark side of the mood compositions, alongside hot urban swing and summer day brightness, performed with hair's-breadth-perfect interplay. Textures, vibes, atmospheres, drive and tempo shift throughout, but the album retains a perfect unity from one piece to the next.