NIECHĘĆ Śmierć w miękkim futerku (Death In A Soft Fur Coat)

Album · 2012 · Nu Jazz
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4.5/5 ·
Amilisom
What a cool album cover!

Smierc w miekkim futerku is the debut album of a nu jazz band from Poland, and a good one at that. The approach that they give to the genre is diverse, interesting, and unlike anything I've heard before. Although I admit this is the first nu jazz album I've studied, I'm certainly impressed with the textures and sounds created with the electronics and distorted guitar used with the saxophone.

The feel of the album overall is dark, which can be assumed from a look at the album artwork. The feel ranges from dark, ambient soundscapes created with electronics to tight, rock grooves with a saxophone melody to every band member improvising over the top of each other in a sudden chaotic storm of improvisation. Unconventional time signatures show up occasionally. In retrospect, the amount of what many would consider "jazz" is actually a little sparse here.

Whether or not many would consider it jazz or not, I think it sounds great.

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snobb wrote:
1 year ago
Very soundtrack-like album, could be heard in full on http://niechec.bandcamp.com/album/mier-w-mi-kkim-futerku

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