Saturday November 9, 8:00 pm, Tonic (107 Norfolk St., Manhattan)
Music from Hilmar Jensson's new CD Tyft (released October 2002)
Hilmar Jensson, guitars and electronics
Jim Black, drums, melodica, electronics & virtual instruments
Andrew D'Angelo, alto sax, bass clarinet & electronics
Hilmar is the guitarist in Jim's AlasNoAxis band, and these three musicians have been friends and musical associates since meeting in Boston in 1990 (the early days of Jim, Andrew and Chris Speed's band Human Feel). Come check out this new trio, about which Downtown Music Gallery's Bruce Gallanter says:
This is Hilmar's debut cd in the US after a few hard-to-find imports ....This is a rambunctious trio that often erupts freely, yet sails through tight charted areas as well....Hilmar plays some eloquent acoustic solo guitar on a few on these pieces. The trio does a fine job of adding eerie electronics to some of the suspenseful pieces, blending electric ghost-like sounds to squeaky reeds, melodica and percussion. Hilmar seems to coax a lot of quirky sounds from his guitars, making it difficult to figure out who is doing what. Like Alasnoaxis, this trio create a variety of moods, each one filled with different soundtrack-like images, from somber to more agitated, fascinating throughout."
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