Anders Jormin, Lena Willemark, Karin Nakagawa - Trees Of Light (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 56:39 minutes | 546 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Anders Jormin’s new Swedish-Japanese project returns the highly distinctive voice and fiddle of Lena Willemark to ECM (her first appearance on the label in more than a decade), and introduces koto player Karin Nakagawa. In their collaborative music the Japanese classical tradition and the stark, archaic sounds of the koto, allied to Jormin’s muscular bass improvisations, form a unique context for Lena’s sung poems, delivered in her native Älvdals-dialect. Traditions and non-idiomatic improvising are cross-referenced, and new paths are opened up.