Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Black Motor - Branches (KUDOS RECORDS 2017)

"A truly astonishing record. Fire burning. Instant classic!" Andreas Müller, Deutschlandradio Kultur

Introspective fire music from Black Motor, one of the best kept secrets in the Finnish scene. Powerful free music brimming with energy, melodic innovation, and a strong sense of unity within the trio. Long-time members bassist Ville Rauhala and drummer Simo Laihonen are joined here by sax man Tane Kannisto (previously known from Sound And Fury) to deliver a strong musical statement, and a convincing next step for Black Motor. Especially recommended for listeners with a taste for melodic free music, such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, and Archie Shepp, to mention but a few.

LP comes with free digital download including a bonus track.

But Not Willingly
At the Red End of the World
Decision Jump
Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain
Branches (Citizen Music)
Tulee päivä
Longer the Distance, Sweeter the Sound
Letting Go (Was Part of the Plan) - bonus track

Ville Rauhala - double bass
Simo Laihonen - drums
Tane Kannisto - saxophone