New Album "Leken/Playful" by Erlend Skomsvoll
The musician alone, unaccompanied.
Eschewing the support of either electronics or other musicians, Skomsvoll is alone at his piano, investigating musicality as a medium of expression, not an intellectual exercise. By the very nature of this arrangement this album becomes something more personal, but this feeling comes more so from Skomsvoll's playing.
This is a Jazzland debut for Skomsvoll as a solo artist, and represents a version of his musical vision in its most raw and unveiled form.
The Second single from the forthcoming album "The Buffering Cocoon"
New Single "Silkworm Society" by Now Vs Now
The momentary bliss of your self-woven, buffering cocoon. You’ve escaped your harsh reality, sequestered yourself from relentless monotony, and you relax here, protected and fully present in the eye of your dreams. Instead of being allowed to metamorphose, silkworms have their cocoons stolen for silk. "That's sort of humanity," Lindner says. "We're all just spinning our cocoons and we're slaves to the society and the machine, and our cocoon's never going to be finished, because we're just going to keep weaving and weaving it, like the silkworm." Featuring Jason Lindner (keyboards), Justin Tyson (drums), Panagiotis Andreou (bass).
Listen here: https://jazzlandrec.lnk.to/silkw
New Single "Min by" from Lassen
With an infectious groove, "Min By" offers urbane urban jungle rhythms, cool cosmopolitan sophistication and summertime jazz melodies. Featuring a red hot sax solo and ice cool vocals from Harold Lassen, this is the perfect soundtrack to future memories of 2018.
Listen here: http://bit.ly/minby
With Samaya, her second Jazzland release, Harpreet Bansal brings creativity and passion, stylistic focus and intensity, and a mastery of multiple traditions and the perfect blending of them.
Featuring an expanded group, the original members of Bansal Trio are present (Vojtěch Procházka (harmonium) and Andreas Bratlie (table, percussion, voice), and are joined by Adrian Fiskum Myhr (bass) and Javid Afsari Rad (santur), as well as guest appearances by Nils-Olav Johansen (guitar, voice, percussion, samples) and Sanskriti Shrestha (table). The expanded sonic palette is an exciting change, but one that never overcrowds the music itself, instead affording luxurious variation, textures, and a fuller harmonic soundscape for the melodies and improvisations to travel.
With "Dedication", Beady Belle has drawn together all the threads of inspiration at the core of who she is and has woven a brand new tapestry that is vibrant, organic, energetic, cool, emotional, intimate, and unequivocally funky. Soul and R&B have always been close to Beady Belle's heart, and with "Dedication", she is ...