|1. Gula Gula|
|2. Molde Canticle: Part 1|
|3. Molde Canticle: Part 2|
|4. Molde Canticle: Part 3|
|5. Molde Canticle: Part 4|
|6. Molde Canticle: Part 5|
|7. His Eyes Were Suns|
|8. I Took Up The Runes|
|9. Buena Hora, Buenos Vientos|
|10. Rahkki Sruvvis|
By the time this album was made (1990),the celebrated Norwegian saxophonist's personal & group sound was firmly established.Aided by gifted accompanyists Weber (Bass),& Bruninghaus (Piano),nowhere is his uniquely desolate folk-inspired music better captured than here.Deft Percussion is evident too by Nana Vasconcelos and Manu Katche,frequent choice of Peter Gabriel & Sting.
Perhaps the album's most striking feature is the epic 5-track suite "Molde Canticle".Sandwiched by a beautiful Nordic Folk motiff,this is one of Garbarek's most adventurous compositional moments,in a career of European jazz.Eberhard Weber's ground-breaking bass work is demonstrated well,with the German's classical bow techniques providing atmosphere aplenty.
This isn't an album you will forget easily;the melancholic melodies are too touching for that.If you have difficulty listening to instrumental music,this is a great place to start,not only because there are occasional vocals (from Ingor Antte Ailu Gaup),but because the group's treatment of melody is so accessable.
One of the most coherent albums ever made by Garbarek,this beautiful work is a treasure only matched by "Rites",his most recent offering.
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