JAZZKAMMER - PANIC (CD)


"The modern city surely holds nothing for any normal person. An extinguished city which has lost touch with its natural resources. The real panic hasn't started yet, but is tangible for all under the surface of day-to-day life. Norwegian duo Jazzkammer reproduces this urban madness in its 35-minute long Panic. On this epic album John Hegre and Lasse Marhaug pay homage to their great love of the electric guitar. Jazzkammer has greatly enriched its electronic pallet, witness the renewed passion for instrumental music expressed on its metal-inspired album Metal Music Machine, which appeared on Smalltown Supernoise this year. Jazzkammer covers the full spectrum of the guitar on Panic: from screaming black metal eruptions to ominously dark ambient. And all is imbued with a deep blue, deeply disconsolate city blues. Jazzkammer drags the listener to the underground vaults of the city. Drifting around in the gritty guitar reverb there is a sudden outburst of the submerged screeching of children, only to give way to earth shattering metal solos. Only at the end does some form of acceptance appear; a softly murmuring guitar riff lulls the city dwellers softly to sleep. But the menace remains. Panic can be seen as the disquieting follow-up to Pulse (B-Boy 017), Jazzkammer's preceding release on Bottrop-Boy. While one could still hold on tight to the electrifying rhythm of the modern city on Pulse, there is no way back on Panic. As he did for Pulse, Yuen Chee Wai provides compelling artwork and photography for this dark city portrait." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2002| BOTTROP-BOY | 13.90


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