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Albums by Eivind Aarset

2010-05-11 by John Eyles

Light Extracts

Review by John Eyles @ Allaboutjazz.com

Allaboutjazz.com Review

Although it is recognisably from the Jazzland ECM-with-beats mold, because of its bass-heavy rhythms and grooves, guitarist Eivind Aarset's follow-up to Electronique Noire (Jazzland, 1998) definitely sounds like a muso's album. Aarset is happy to discuss his roots in Hendrix, heavy metal, fusion and ECM—elements that combined with the Jazzland ethos to give his debut album its unique sound, and caused it to attract comparisons with electric Miles.

Here, those factors are more integrated into a seamless whole. Not totally though. Aarset cannot resist the occasional blast, and on "Self Defence" his Hendrix roots are showing, as he cooks up a ...

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