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WAVES

Terje Rypdal

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.71 | 15 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Guitar, drums, trumpet and bass are the most prominant instruments on this 1978 release. There's quite a bit of meandering and atmosphere on this album.Terje wrote all the tracks except "Stenskoven" which was written by the trumpet player.

"Per Ulv" opens with percussion as mournful sounding guitar sounds come in around a minute. The trumpet takes over for the guitar 2 1/2 minutes in and they continue to "trade up" while percussion continues throughout. "Karussell" opens with some lazy trumpet and there's not a lot going on here with lots of atmosphere as other sounds come and go. We start to get a laid back trumpet-led melody later. "Stenskoven" opens with guitar then piano takes over after 1 1/2 minutes. Trumpet before 2 1/2 minutes. Piano is back later.

"Waves" opens with guitar sounds enveloped with lots of atmosphere. Light drums and cymbals join in. Trumpet before 3 minutes. It settles right down 4 1/2 minutes in to the end. "The Dain Curse" is kind of funky early with bass, guitar and light drums leading the way. Trumpet before 2 minutes. Great sound after 3 1/2 minutes,there's so much going on, quite intense. It settles back with the trumpet playing a relaxed melody. "Charisma" is my second favourite. It opens with atmosphere galore and then the guitar comes in first only to be taken over by trumpet. They continue to trade off.

Good album but a little difficult for me to really get into.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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