Month: April 2020

Øystein Blix – Conditions

This review first appeared in Jazz Journal in 2017. Seeking to express the ‘plight’ of artists and culture in modern Italy, this is a bold, complex, astonishing blend of unusual instrumentation and opera choruses. You would think the act of balancing electronically treated guitars and drums plus trombone with the more theatrical operatic flourishes would…




Ferran Besalduch – Argonauta

Welcome to the alien world of Ferran Besalduch. From the highly evocative mutant cephalopod* on the cover  to the sonic and thematic threads used to weave a coherent musical experience, this is pure concept. Using just bass saxophone and saxellino with a boatload of effects, Besalduch has created a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained…