Trondheim Jazz Orchestra w/ Kim Myhr & Jenny Hval - In The End His Voice Will Be The Sound Of Paper [Hubro Music Promo]
Back to the musings of the Norwegian experimental Jazz scene with on of the most recent releases of the Hubro Music-label which is the second collaboration of Kim Myhr and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, this time joined by Jenny Hval on vocal duties. On this album, whose title was kinda carved out throughout a conversation about Bob Dylan's aging voice as a side note, we see the vary-membered orchestra acting out on a fully acoustic tip, rolling out an intimate and folksy - or at least Folk (Not Folk)-related -, relatively fragile and in parts even romantic background on which Jenny Hval's incredible, natural voice unfolds like a silky sheet of well-being, safety and ancient comfort that even keeps one's heart protected from imminent threats implied by the dark, danger-announcing sequences of the nervous, climaxing crescendoes of Folk vs. marching drums vs. hammering piano clash to be found in the mid-album song named "The Beak". The following "Mass" provides a buzzing, lively attitude as well like a swarm of thousand butterflies which is occasionally, than more regularly disturbed by black birds hunting for prey, causing perpetual dissonance throughout the final third of this nearly 8 minute journey whilst tunes like "Even The Vowels" bring back a more comforting atmosphere despite the string section is purposely slightly out of tune, getting down to the absolute stripped core essence of what makes a song based on slowly spreading riverbeds of violas and additional plucked guitar and / or harp strings before the concluding "Silence A Beat" waves the listener goodbye in a most intimate way, that makes you think of wide, storm-battered highlands for a reason. Fragile, possibly even slightly medieval, yet intense music.
See album artwork here!
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