Bagland is now ready with the third release Cirkel. The two former releases (NOMAD & Bagland) had a common thread of clear, spacious and acoustic sound inspired by the native Scandinavia.
The new album Cirkel features a new pallet of sounds including distorted drums, synthesizer and spacey guitar and trumpet effects leading to curious interplay and a more modern sound.
Cirkel draws inspiration from the environment at the very top of Denmark, Skagen, back in the start of the 20th century. Back then the painters were attracted by the light of Skagen, and portrayed life and all its moods. From the small enjoyments to the big questions of life. The same feature surrounds the 10 compositions on Cirkel.
The melodies are lyrical, and the music contains both hope and happiness, longing and melancholia. But constantly with a clear reference to the nordic sound.
All compositions by Jakob Sørensen except Steps by Mathias Jæger and Drapeau Blanc by Frederik Sakham.
released February 15, 2019
Jakob Sørensen - trumpet
Alex Jønsson - guitar
Mathias Jæger - piano/synthesizer
Frederik Sakham - double bass
Frej Lesner - drums
Recorded, mix and master - Finland Studio v/ Jacob Worm
Artwork & Design - Andreas Nordström
Thanks to Alex, Mathias, Frederik, Frej, Christian & Bodil, Julian, Mathias, Margaretha, Cecilie and family for help and inspiration on the way.
Supported by: Koda Kultur, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, Dansk Musiker Forbund and Nancy Christensen & Ethel og Hans Hansens kunstfond.
Inhale, and prepare for a forward thinking, visceral album. This concept is constantly searching and each individual musician, along with the virtuoso playing of Yazz express their own individual feelings that reflect their own lives in our world today. The production is superb, and that wonderful artwork on the album cover seals in this mind blowing album. For the forward thinking Jazz head, this is one to spend time with. I believe Dizzy Gillespie would have seriously appreciated. George Prince.
I have been searching for jazzy music similar to "ambient jazz ensemble" I finally found it. sweet jazz, with electronic trip hop downtempo elements. I've listened to all the albums, and this one is my fave. it's impossible to pick a favorite, but it would either be,
Juniper, hyperloop, crossings, or eight days lol. MajikDan