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Albums by Eivind Aarset

2010-05-11 by John Kelman

Connected

Review by John Kelman @ Allaboutjazz.com

Allaboutjazz.com Review

Some instrumentalists are concerned with the technical nature of their instrument, absorbing harmony, scales, chord relationships and other methods to shape their desired goal. Others become enamoured with the sonic possibilities of the instrument, investigating the colours and textures that can be created. For Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset it is all important. His chops-less approach to playing and clear interest in the guitar as orchestra would imply that technique is less important; but the unique language that he has developed over the course of his previous two efforts, Electronique Noire and Light Extracts , would imply a more formidable technique at play that is simply so subtle that it is subsumed in the sheer musicality of the work. And that's exactly how it should be.

On Connected , Aarset continues his exploration of somewhat indirect melodicism and thick groove, all within a personal ambience that manages to capture some of the icy cool of the Norwegian landscape. "Changing Waltz" could be a travelogue, with Aarset's almost unrecognizable guitar sounds bringing to mind the ...

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