Eivind Aarset

Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang - Atmospheres (2016)

Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang - Atmospheres (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 415 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 204 MB | min
Jazz | Label: ECM Records | Release Year: 2016

This far-reaching double album, recorded and mixed in three days in Lugano, introduces a new quartet with Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang. The Norwegians had played in diverse configurations on ECM - Jan Bang on Eivind Aarsets Dream Logic, for instance, and Bang and Aarset on Arve Henriksens Cartography - but with Hamasyan at the center of the sound, bringing with him ancient folk melodies transfigured in the compositions of Komitas, other inspirations come into play. All four players are at a creative peak here, whether freely reflecting upon Armenian themes or spontaneously shaping atmospheric soundscapes together.

Eivind Aarset - I . E. (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 17, 2015
Eivind Aarset - I . E. (2015)

Eivind Aarset - I . E. (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 70:17 min | 161 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzland

Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset is a musician who has succeeded in the difficult task of creating an immediately identifiable sound and marrying it to a will to investigate as many musical possibilities as he can find or imagine. 'I.E.' is his latest and arguably most accomplished album embodying these traits.

Eivind Aarset - Connected (2004) {Jazzland}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 10, 2014
Eivind Aarset - Connected (2004) {Jazzland}

Eivind Aarset - Connected (2004) {Jazzland}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 294MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Nu Jazz

"Connected" marked yet another leap up on Aarset's evolutionary ladder and sits like a prelude to a manifesto. "Connected" perfectly captures Aarset's working method. His musical world is uniquely his, and the vocabulary of his guitar describes it as no one else could. The music has become self-referential, yet manages to retain warmth and openness. The overtly club music aspects of the sound have been fully consumed, and are accompanied by a new glitchiness, courtesy of Jan Bang, Erik Honoré and Raymond Pellicer. Aarset's reflexivity progresses boldly, offering "Changing Waltz", a variation and re-visioning of "Empathic Guitar" from "Light Extracts".

Eivind Aarset & The Sonic Codex Orchestra - Live Extracts (2010)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at April 2, 2010
Eivind Aarset & The Sonic Codex Orchestra - Live Extracts (2010)

Eivind Aarset & The Sonic Codex Orchestra - Live Extracts
Jazz | 2010 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 119 MB | Time 51:48 | Front Cover

For his fifth album as a leader, Norwegian guitar phenom Eivind Aarset captures the improvisational power and prowess of his expanded Sonic Codex Orchestra. Live Extracts, culled from six different venues over the course of the past year. With minimal editing and no overdubs, this is as close to experiencing Aarset in performance as many will get, and for that reason alone is worthy of attention.....

Eivind Aarset - Sonic Codex (2007)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at May 17, 2009
 Eivind Aarset - Sonic Codex  (2007)

Eivind Aarset - Sonic Codex
Jazz | 2007 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 141 MB | Time 57:50 | Front Cover

Most recently, Aarset has appeared on the album "Jazzland Community", a document of the 2006/07 tour featuring Bugge Wesseltoft, Sidsel Endresen, Håkon Kornstad, Marius Rekjø¸ and Wetle Holte. Two Aarset tracks appear, "Connectic" and "Electromagnetic", and two ensemble pieces: "The tour was a great experience for me," says Aarset. "I loved the way our different styles and concepts worked together and came out as a whole unified concert, not just different acts in one show. And the collective improvisation at the end of each concert was amazing. It was always happening."

Eivind Aarset - Connected (2004)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at May 13, 2009
Eivind Aarset - Connected (2004)

Eivind Aarset - Connected
Jazz | 2004 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 141 MB | Time 58:46 | Front Covers

"Connected" marked yet another leap up on Aarset's evolutionary ladder and sits like a prelude to a manifesto. "Connected" perfectly captures Aarset's working method. His musical world is uniquely his, and the vocabulary of his guitar describes it as no one else could. The music has become self-referential, yet manages to retain warmth and openness.

Eivind Aarset - Light Extracts (2001)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at May 9, 2009
Eivind Aarset - Light Extracts (2001)

Eivind Aarset - Light Extracts
Jazz | 2001 | MP3 320Kbps¬124 MB | Time 52:05 | Front Cover

The next album, "Light Extracts," had much to live up to, and did not disappoint. Again, ambience and club rhythms were present, but the music was becoming a truly separate organism. Where "Electronique Noire" has tracks that could be individually described in terms of genre(s), "Light Extracts" offered music that could only be described in terms of "Aarset-ness". The album features the bass clarinet of Hans Ulrik, an artist Aarset met when recording with Marilyn Mazur's Future Song; Ulrik's sound would lend the album a whole new dimension, and he has appeared on each release since.

Eivind Aarset - Électronique Noire (1998)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at April 28, 2009
 Eivind Aarset - Électronique Noire  (1998)

Eivind Aarset - Électronique Noire
Jazz | 1998 | MP3 320Kbps¬110 MB | Time 59:39 | Front Covers

Guitarist Eivind Aarset, one of the most exciting, individual and creative voices from the Norwegian jazz underground, saw "Electronique Noir", his first release as a leader, hailed as "One of the best post Miles electric jazz albums" by none other than the The New York Times as well as America's leading jazz magazine Jazz Times and the UK's Jazzwise. Now Light Extracts, his much anticipated follow up album, is set to establish Eivind as one of the key voices in European Nu-Jazz. Once again his music is a here-and-now reflection of the latest, most exciting sounds to be found in jazz, mixing improvisation with rhythms from European club culture, exploring the potential of a music so new it has not yet set any frontiers or rules and the only limits are the limits of the imagination.

Arve Henriksen - Towards Language (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 6, 2017
Arve Henriksen - Towards Language (2017)

Arve Henriksen - Towards Language
Jazz, Moder Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 38:24 min | 89.0 MB
Label: Rune Grammofon | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

With Towards Language trumpeter Arve Henriksen is back with his trusted long time musical partners Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Arve first collaborated with the pair on the much loved and highly praised Chiaroscuro (2004), Arve's second album, and later on Cartography (ECM 2008) and Places Of Worship (2013).

Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 12, 2017
Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}

Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 305MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Soundtrack

Described by producer Shu-Fang Wang as "an imaginary soundtrack originally composed for a film story set in Taipei," Before the Light gives the music of ECM recording artist Ketil Bjørnstad a cinematic twist. For this album, the pianist has written a handful of romantic melodies and atmospheric moods. The former are presented in different arrangements scattered throughout the album; the latter often include guitar soundscapes and programmed rhythm tracks. Bjørnstad is accompanied by guitarist Eivind Aarset, viola player Nora Taksdal, and keyboardist Kjetil Bjerkestrand. Each one of these short pieces (none over six minutes) makes a melodic statement that could be qualified as being quintessential ECM. .