Tortusa / Breistein – Ceiling Filled With Water #ambient #electronic #jazz

Yes, jazz. Not a particular favourite of mine. Normally guaranteed to get me reaching for the skip button. From Norway? Yes, pretty much a dead cert for the skip button. Nonetheless, Tortusa / Breistein got through with their lovely Ceiling Filled With Water. It’s ambient jazz with the sax set to soft rather than atonal squall. The sax gets sampled and used as a base for the track, then multitracked and set alongside some gently bobbling bongo. So cool. So beautiful.

Blurb: Tortusa (alias John Derek Bishop) is a Norwegian-American electronic musician and composer from Stavanger, Norway. He draws inspiration from classical and jazz music, as well as contemporary electronic music. His compositional method is similar to that of visual collage artists. A cornerstone in Tortusa’s production is the texture and timbre of sound. He searches for sounds that are out of the ordinary and play games with the ear. Tortusa’s previous collage album of guitarist Eivind Aarset’s was nominated for the Spellemann Prize (Norwegian Grammy).

Inge Weatherhead Breistein is a Norwegian jazz saxophonist, electronic musician and composer. He performs and composes music in a broad spectrum of genres where jazz, various kinds of electronic music, experimental pop and free-improvisation can be mentioned. His sound ranges from a warm round tone to more textural and hard-hitting expressions. Use of varied and contrasting dynamics is a clear feature in his playing.

~ by acidted on March 23, 2018.

One Response to “Tortusa / Breistein – Ceiling Filled With Water #ambient #electronic #jazz”

  1. Nice find, jazz is my weakness. These ambient vibes make it even more interesting. Thank you!

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