Thomas Stronen - Time Is a Blind Guide - Lucus Vinyl LP
Thomas Stronen Time Is a Blind Guide - Lucus Vinyl LP
Norwegian drummer/composer Thomas Strønen presents a revised edition of his acoustic collective Time Is A Blind Guide, now trimmed to quintet size, and with a new pianist in Wakayama-born Ayumi Tanaka. Tanaka has spoken of seeking associative connections between Japan and Norway in her improvising, a tendency Strønen seems to be encouraging with his space-conscious writing for the ensemble, letting in more light.
As on the group's eponymously-titled and critically-lauded debut album there are excellent contributions from the string players – the quintet effectively contains both a string trio and a piano trio – and Manfred Eicher's production brings out all the fine detail in the grain of the collective sound and the halo of its overtones, captured in the famously-responsive acoustic of Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo in March 2017.
Thomas Stronen Time Is a Blind Guide - Lucus Track Listing:
1. La Bella
5. Fugitive Places
8. Truth Grows Gradually
Recorded June 2015 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo.
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