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NOT ON LABEL ~ HUNGARY ~ Avant-Garde Jazz

Recorded: 2019 Released: 2020

This is the debut album by Hungarian (living in Poland) vocalist / composer Agnes BazsinkaFind albums by this artist recorded with the las IIIIFind albums by this artist quartet, which includes also Polish musicians: vibraphonist Szymon BoraFind albums by this artist, bassist Jan Jerzy KolackiFind albums by this artist (a.k.a. J.J. KolackiFind albums by this artist) and drummer Bartlomiej DybelFind albums by this artist. The album´s artwork is mystically secretive about details, but the album presents one continuous piece of music "build up form larger units and intermezzo parts" composed by her and including her (I assume) lyrics (in Hungarian). The album is divided into eight tracks, (intro, three parts, each followed by an intermezzo and finally part four) which total in twenty-three minutes – way, way below album timing limit and in today´s terms even below the accepted EP timing.

The music is very interesting, but not as experimental as claimed, based on repetitive riffs played by the vibraphone and occasional melodic fragments, and including some background sounds made by the bass and drums and only occasionally featuring the rhythm section in its traditional role. However, the music has a unique ambience, which manages to create tension and interest, and is most pleasing aesthetically, leaving the listener wishing to her more, in this case much more.

Altogether the album offers a very minimalist musical content, fragmented and not entirely coherent, but obviously fascinating enough for me to want to hear more of these fresh ideas in the future.

Accordingly, I´ll refer to this "album" as a teaser and wait patiently for the real thing! Good luck with it!
Updated: 11/09/2020Posted: 11/09/2020CD 1 Mini-Sleeve Recommend To A Friend

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