TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA/KIM MYHR & JENNY HVAL: In the End His Voice Will Be the Sound of Paper CD Hubro
Top prize goes to this lot for the longest project and album title that doesn’t roll off the tongue. This is of course, reflected by the rather large ensemble all these characters create when collectively piecing together an album.
For all their instrumentation, this collaboration is a relatively quiet affair; where percussive elements are kept to a minimum as Hval’s voice speaks out in a mouse like fashion amongst a bed of ominous viola, tuba and whatnot.
As the Jazz orchestra element suggests, this is just shy of being barking mad when everything does kick of musically; as though all the instrumentation is tumbling down a long flight of stairs. Fanatics of the genre will be used to this of course.
Improvised in part I imagine, there is much on this to enjoy in fleeting glances. Once again, this isn’t my cup of tea, but I do appreciate the elements that have gone into its creation.