Aspen Edities

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Linus + Økland/Van Heertum/Zach

light as never

€ 15 (CD) € 22 (LP)

Ruben Machtelinckx
guitar, baritone guitar, banjo

Thomas Jillings
tenor saxophone, alto clarinet, synthesizer

Nils Økland
hardanger fiddle

Niels Van Heertum
euphonium, trumpet

Ingar Zach

Recorded by Stijn Cools at DE SINGEL
Mixed by Werner Pensaert at Linster Studios
Mastered by Gert Van Hoof at Cochlea

Artwork by Ante Timmermans
Design by Robin Foesters

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"Une lumière inattendue les fait trembler, comme si des soleils pendaient à leurs doigts pour éclairer des paradis émiettés. - Emil Cioran"

light as Never 
affirms Nothing
first notes 

On ‘light as never’, the second album by this constellation and the fifth by Linus overall, one no longer hears a meeting of different worlds, but rather the creation of a new one. A world where the blending of Scandinavian fiddle-tunes, abstract electronic soundscapes, meditatively repeating melodies and jazz-inspired free improv is no longer an experiment, but
simply a state of mind.

From the joyful interplay of ‘playful’ to the serenity of ‘ostinato’, the microtonal alienation of ‘afrms nothing’ to the wide-eyed energy of ‘conway’, the almost bluesy warmth of ‘light as never’ to the cold emptiness of ‘echo’, nothing about these connections feels contrived. They simply represent a new outlook on improvised music.