Erik Truffaz & Murcof – Being Human Being (Mundo Recordings mundo003-LP – 2014)

“Being Human Being” is a cross-genre collaboration of the French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz and Murcof, Mexican electronics producer. Not for the first time, as in 2008 they released the album “Mexico” on Blue Note and the same label features Truffaz’s numerous collabs with other artists. The sleeve art by the graphic artist Enki Bilal is about humiliation and despair, with Sarajevo and Belgrade, Bilal’s native city, scribbled on the wall and reminding of hardships the Balkans have gone through in last decades. But the album, occasionally seeking the dark depths of the human nature, is not as gloomy as expected, expressing the hope of things turning better. The album starts with melancholic intro “Origin […]

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Thomas Fehlmann – Live With Strings And Percussions (Kompakt 224 LTD)

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Rating: 8/10 Fehlmann’s every new release is significant. After world-changing days in The Orb, and before that in Palais Schaumburg, one can expect the gentleman would spend quiet days in the Caribbean, after a man’s work in the world or music. But Fehlmann is still around and returns to Kompakt with a live recording.Yes, it’s live and you can hear crowd noise in the background. Two-track single is dedicated to beautiful electronic music with strong acoustic elements. Strings, horns and subtle percussion follow to the beatless ambient intro in “Titan One”. Violins and repetitive patterns add some intensity to the […]

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