For those of us who couldn’t make it to Europe to see this, here it is, the full concert—every bit as amazing as you might suspect. Great shots of Eivind’s gear, grooves to die for, and cool, dub-style sampling from Vladislav Delay.
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I really love this. Thanks for having shared. This whole realm of muddy dub jazz connects to early Grassy Knoll, and to Bill Laswell, and to Ben Neill, and it rarely tires to my ears. So much goodness.
Love that stuff too
I wrote it up a bit:
Wish I had the time to whittle the video to its finest moments.
Thanks for the shout out Marc. It is not, perhaps, a complete success, but the frisson of the Jamaican heat rubbing against the Norwegian cool often makes for a delightful sizzle. (And if that sentence doesn’t get me my music critic credentials, I give up.)
I saw this line up at London’s Barbican the other night, and while on paper it was very intriguing, personally I found the match between Norwegian nu-jazz and Caribbean rock steady to be shaky at best. I’d imagined that dub would suit freeform electronica really well, but somehow it didn’t gel. Maybe it was the mix that was wrong. However I’d have liked to see Delay on his own with the Riddim Twins – his live mixing was intriguing. And it’s always great to see Eivind at work. His duet with Nils Petter on their old tune Kakonita was as magical as ever…
Yeah, it may have just been physical proximity, but it felt like Shakespeare and Delay had a rapport that should be explored further.
inspired collaboration, so much space in the grooves Sly and Robbie lay down, refreshingly free of fusion chatter
Brilliant, thank you for posting this!