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WHAT COMES AFTER

Terje Rypdal

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.82 | 13 ratings

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apps79
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1 stars The third effort of Rypdal was again released on ECM in 1974.However the material of ''What Comes After'' was recorded about a year ago, in August 73' at Arne Bendiksen Studio in Oslo.It features, except Rypdal on guitars, Jon Christensen on organ/percussion, Barre Phillips on bass/double bass, Sveinung Hovensjų on electric bass and Erik Niord Larsen on horn/oboe.

I've never figured out what Rypdal was trying to achieve with such kind of works.''What Comes After'' is another of his ultra-minimalistic efforts of combining Lounge Jazz with Psychedelic and Ethnic Music, but the result sounds totally pointless and boring.The tracks are based on long hypnotic grooves, based either on drums or bass, combined with individual instrumental but uninspired solos on double bass, guitars or horns.But all the ideas seem way too overstreched to be even a bit appreciated and actually some of them are quite atmospheric, especially those led by Rypdal's ROBERT FRIPP-like guitar work or the decent plays on organ and flutes.The lack though of any diversity, passion and energy buries all of them.The music even tends to flirt with the sound of silence at moments, being too relaxed and calm for its own good.

I can't find any reason to recommend this work to anybody.It sure has some traces of composing talent, but the overall sound closes to absolute minimalism and fails to capture the listener's attention at any point.Better avoid it, just 1.5 fading stars.

apps79 | 1/5 |

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