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Hamada [Import]

Nils Petter Molvaer Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Thirsty Ear
  • ASIN: B003VOP746
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grows to perfection 1 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Along with Jan Garbarek, Tomasz Stanko and, of course, Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Nils Molvaer has been playing Eurojazz trumpet (aka Nordic, Fjordic and Sacndo Jazz) for many years. This is one of his most mature, subtle and haunting albums to date - at least on a par with Khmer, if not better. At last I understand the "Professional" reviewers who talk about "the spaces inbetween" notes. It is so atmospheric that even if you're trying to read while listening - a specific playlist on my ipod - you stop and replay a track because some tonal echo just keeps bouncing around until you do. The nearest sound like it is possibly Tord Gustavvson's new quartet album or Andy Shepard's Moving Images. It bears repeated listenings to fully appreciate its nuances, but each time I think I'm listening to something new. If you like this, try mindblowing new french trio Bleu. Hamada is a great investment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Of fjords , personal landscapes, and beyond 13 Feb 2011
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Admittedly, it doesn't usually take much time for most albums within the loose category of Nordic/Euro-jazz to resonate with me. As has been mentioned, if anyone likes, for instance, Jan Garbarek and Tord Gustavsen then my guess is that the same would apply to this album. My only downside thoughts on this otherwise excellent recording is the track aptly named "Friction"; it's too rock orientated and electronics sounding for me - hence the four star rating. The rest of the album needs no such perseverance and short-time toleration in just letting ones mind travel to spacious Norwegian landscapes and Nils' trumpet acting as a guide.
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3.0 out of 5 stars THE MOLVAER THE MERRIER 23 May 2010
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There must be something in the water in Scandinavia,for the conglomoration of Norway,Sweden and Finland has in the past created some astonishing music.
Never afraid to experiment,Molvaer creates vast electronic soundscapes which vere from the ambient to heavy guitar rock,Molvaer continues the journey that first started with "Kmer"all those years ago.
This is not easy listening,but persevere and you will be rewarded,with a masterclass of how the trumpet should be played.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bending light: A more thoughtful Molvaer sound 15 Sep 2009
By Julian Boyce - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Quiet, subtle, beautifully produced and a a gravitus towards the more chilled side of NPM's inimitable chill-out music. This is a long way from Streamer and all the albums where 'beat' became the unifying element.

This is one to enjoy for the purpose of contemplation. And an important edition to NPM's cantos of beautiful music.

However, it is NOT the ideal choice - unless you are fully into this wonderful style of minimal Nordic fusion dark electronic jazz. Nor is it for the NPM novice. But then again, I don't think anyone will be reading this if you are new to Nil's work.

Spend the high price for the import and enjoy the dynamic stillness of this wonderful trumpet player.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising Nordic tones 30 Mar 2011
By J. TIMMERMAN - Published on Amazon.com
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Cool Nordic contemporary jazz with an ethereal impressionistic flavour. If you like Garbarek, Wasilewski, Stanko etc you'll like this. One jarring grungy track seems a bit out of place because most of the album is laid back understated stuff conjuring up bleak landscapes. A creative and interesting album that treads its own path.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nordic Mystique 1 May 2014
By Ulf Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
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It seems to me that the Nordic (i.e., Scandinavian) take on Jazz is part forest, part lake, part field. I'm thinking of Bugge Wesseltoft, Lars Danielsson, Esbjorn Svensson, and Jan Garbarek to mention a few. Nile Petter Molvaer is no exception for Hamada crosses fields and streams and midnight woods; and also takes a turn through the hectic city.

This is jazz (or free) music at its best, telling stories through moods, timbre and dark rhythms.
5.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Miles 29 Oct 2013
By PhiloX - Published on Amazon.com
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I was turned on to NPM, that seems what he calls himself, his 1st CD from ECM "Khmer" with its wild drum beats & stressed out trumpet. The next CD "Solid Ether" turned his trumpet solos into sound effect jams which almost lost the music. His newer style calms down into a mysterious Miles Davis atmosphere that reflexes the extreme northern climate of Norway. Cold & Dark, blowing with the wind across the icy landscape. A time for reflection & mediation sitting by a warm fire. The second song "Sabkah" has hints of a Spaghetti western that I can almost see the good, the bad, & the ugly. Two musical numbers "Friction" & "Cruel Altitude" revisit his past work with aggressive percussion, guitar, & sound effects. "Cruel Altitude" may sound like chaos in its last minutes of play, but pay attention to the drummer; he will change the beat 3 to 4 times & it takes the rest of the instruments a few bars to join in the new beat. What type of music is this? It's Northern European modern ambient Jazz or I just read in wiki that this type of music is called "Future Jazz". COOL!!! or maybe in this case "COLD"!!! "Hamada" doesn't contain a song by Sidsel Endresen who normally sings the thesis or antithesis of the CD's theme. A required taste but well worth waiting for a roasted marshmallow from the fire pit.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nils Petter Molvar Hamada 11 Oct 2013
By Basheer Muhammad - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Love the textures. to me sounds like an updated, chilled version of Miles Davis' "In A Silent Way." Perhaps expanded variations. Beautiful soundscape.
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