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Tigerfish & Lioncats – “STOP WALK” (SR, 2018)

This album compositions are based on avant-garde jazz elements. Free and Expressive solos, dynamic rhythmic, intonations of some rock styles are the basic elements of these improvisations. Collective improvisations have interesting, vivid, vivacious and striking sound. Improvising of each musicians is different and individual. Bright, lengthy saxophone solos, subtle acoustic bass and electric bass sounds, expressive and emotional drums – all these improvisations are highly contrasting with each other. Saxophone melodies are the basic element of the melodic pattern. It brings live, bright, vivid, passionate and expressive sound to the compositions. Saxophonist Signe Emmeluth try out huge variety of extended and innovative playing techniques – glissando, powerful and vibrant blow outs, colorful pasages and many other traditional playing techniques are combined with innovative methods of playing. His improvisations are full of many different musical expressions which are highly contrasting with each other – colorful and expressive solos, active and vivid improvisations sudden turn out to silent and peaceful episodes. Musician masterfully switches between opposite moods, characters, fuses together different playing techniques and create energetic, active and bright sound of this album. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten improvisations bring electronic music timbres and subtle sound to the improvisations. His improvising gently goes along with expressive and striking saxophone improvisations. Unusual sounds, subtle solos, weird noises, various electronic music elements that suddenly grow to dramatic, expressive and vivacious culminations – all these elements are gently twisted together in one place. Dynamic drums improvisations by Vetle Larsen are especially expressive and full of different types rhythms. Drummer masterfully express different feelings and characters by using many different and extended playing techniques – powerful drum rolls, vivacious and active solos, furious and wild fast improvisations, subtle, monotonic and repetitive rhythms and many other elements are combines in one place. Collective improvisations of this album have outstanding sound – sometimes is rigorous and dramatic, sometimes – expressive and vivacious, but it’s all the time is interesting and modern.



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