The Black Nothing - Paths

139,00 kr

Release date: 23-10-2015

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The award winning Danish pianist and composer Anders Filipsen has created an experimental and genre-breaking filmic piece ’Paths’ for his 10-piece band The Black Nothing.
With this electro-acoustic tentet, Filipsen mixes musical inspirations ranging from modern classical, free improv, west-african music, serial music and noise.
Filipsen gathered some of the strongest Danish and international improvisers living in Denmark. With his mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds, the music creates an openness devoid of specific labels of genres. In that way the album is an evolution of his award-nominated record ’About Time’, with the band The White Nothing.

Reviews:
"Grandiose, vivid, highly emotional, technically and compositionally complex sophisticated album with its 11 tracks makes for multiple surprises and great entertainment. Not to be missed & highly recommended!" (Ragazzi Music, Germany)

"A strong eclecticism characterizes and fuels this original work of this Danish tentet. Their esthetical direction is not quite easy to define, or maybe what really defines it, is their opening to different inputs, inspirations, atmospheres and contaminations..." - (All About Jazz, Italy)

"Det er hård kost. Men for dem, der gider at kæmpe sig gennem buskadserne, er Paths både et stemningsfyldt og krøllet værk, som det er en stakåndet nydelse at folde ud eller fare vild i." - (Ralf Christensen, Information)

"Det er handlingsmættet musik med såvel statiske som pulserende forløb og ikke mindst dybt originale kombinationer af instrumenter, stemmer og elektronik." - (Kjeld Frandsen, Berlingske)

"Her er absolut tale om en plade, som passer formidabelt til de kommende måneders mørke." - (Mikkel Stensgaard, Passive/Aggressive)

"Mageløst og originalt!" - (Bjarne Søltoft, Jazz Special)

"The Black Nothing stråler i deres eget mørke. Et stærkt anbefalelsesværdigt album, til den nysgerrige jazzlytter." - (Niels Overgård, jazznyt.com)

"Jeg har lyst til å høre dette prosjektet live engang. Ikke i en opplyst klubb med øl- og vinservering, men i en mørk katakombe, med god akustikk, hvor det meste kunne gjøres uten alt for mye forsterkning. Det tror jeg hadde fungert perfekt." - (Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts, Norway)

THE BLACK NOTHING - LINE UP:

Elena Setién Vocal and Violin
Qarin Wikström Vocal
Emil Jensen Trumpet
Jeppe Højgaard Altosax and Clarinet
Lars Greve Saxofones and Clarinets 

Soma Allpass Cello 

Nils Bo Davidsen Double -and Electric bass 

Bjørn Heebøl Drums

Mads Emil Nielsen Elektronics and Livemanipulation 

Anders Filipsen Keys, piano and Compositions