|Jaga Jazzist / What We Must|
|Album:||What We Must||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2005-07-18||Pull Date:||2005-09-19|
|Week Ending:||18 Sep||11 Sep||4 Sep||28 Aug||21 Aug||14 Aug||7 Aug||31 Jul|
|1.||Jul 04, 2010:||The Stanford High School Summer College All-Stars |
|4.||Sep 16, 2005:||beat.net chapter 17.0: neither indecent or obscene |
|2.||Jun 20, 2007:||Captain Dee Finale: Part 3 |
Mikado (Spydeberg Demo)
|5.||Sep 11, 2005:||Coronary Heart Disease |
|3.||Oct 17, 2006:||Mood Swings |
|6.||Sep 08, 2005:||Trip Over Zero |
I Have a Ghost, Now What?
Jaga Jazzist – your favorite ten piece Norwegian jazz/electronica ensemble – is back, but this time with a whole different sound. Jaga (they dropped the "Jazzist") has taken their horn-heavy, sleak jazzy grooves, and infused it with a mega-heaping of post-rock, noisy guitar, and choral-leaning vocal textures. Actually, this shares a lot of similarities with frontman Lars Horntveth’s recent side project Pooka, Imagine combining a more twangy Mogwai or Tortoise, Ulrich Schnauss, and unabashed jazziness, all with a winter-y, extremely soundtrack-ish feel. Epic!!|
This initially took me by surprise, but it quickly grew on me and now I love it.
Brilliant, fresh stuff! One of the highlights of 2005!
Favorites tracks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7... shit, the whole fucking thing!!
- Captain Dee, June 2005
1. Horns sound out over messy, dramatic post-rockish guitars and crystalline chimes. Picture someone walking through a snowy landscape? (7:50)
**2. Loud crashing chords, very wistful guitar/piano melodies and horns. This would make the perfect ending theme to some film. The title is apt – lots of "stardust-y" electronics and ambience. (6:15)
3. Contemplative horns melody, and quiet beeping electronics. Later, guitar strums. Very low-key, but grows to become a little more involved. (3:58)
*4. Busy underlying guitar, dark melody (as if a storm is on the horizon), slightly eerie background vocals, alluring flute. Dramatic, loud guitars towards end. (5:32)
**5. Dreamy, somewhat ominous piano and horns intro leads into a stunningly beautiful chorale interlude sung by the group. Then piano yields to a maelstrom of guitar and electronics. Wow, this gives me the shivers – gorgeous! (8:46)
**6. Upbeat groove with cool melodious electronic, thick horn/electronic textures, twangy guitar, and some nice jammin’ breaks. Rock! (6:05)
**7. Title it totally apt! ("I Have a Ghost, Now What?") Ominous horns, ghostly electronics and digital voices, fun xylophone. Exotic, dramatic feel. Wonderfully crafted – you can definitely hear that patented Jaga sound. (7:35)
|1.||All I Know Is Tonight||4.||Oslo Skyline|
|2.||Stardust Hotel||5.||Swedenborgske Rom|
|3.||For All You Happy People||6.||Mikado|
|7.||I Have a Ghost, Now What?|