Molvaer, Nils Petter / An American Compliation
Album: An American Compliation   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Molvaer, Nils Petter   Added:Jun 2006
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-08-06 Pull Date: 2006-10-08 Charts: Electronic, Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 10 Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 04, 2006: Dark Matter
3. Aug 14, 2006: backpage
Vilderness, Nebulizer
2. Aug 23, 2006: chapter 44.0: powered by propane
4. Aug 09, 2006: chapter 42.0: cd-1 can't play marconi union's sleepless
Kakonita (Deathprod Mix), Kakonita

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-08-19
Trumpet soloing over electronica soundscapes, lots of speedy chill-out kinds of vibes -- alongside swirling ambient washes with slightly ominous overtones. Slower tracks tend to sound the same, with subtle differences in the synth background... it's reminiscent of the cool-down segments of a Cirque Du Soleil show. Lots of smooth-jazzy moments; I prefer the trumpet/electronics work from Erik Trufaz, personally.

1- Midtempo near-funky snapping beat, after a gentle floaty intro
2- Light wanderings, then a heavier sci-fi beat
3- Fast evil drum-machine beat, slow trumpet melody. Shrill synth shredding later; gets fierce
4- Lonely trumpet soliloquy
5- Ethereal floating, moaning synths
6- Little groove riffs with attitude; mid-Eastern influence
7- Fairly fast and bubbling
8- Mellow slow/mid feel
9- Comforting mid/fast melody; stiffer, tougher rhythm.
10- Droney. Tense yet comforting beat.
11- Mid/slow with smooth-jazz vocals. Quiet guitar & piano keep the pace amid synth washes

Track Listing
1. Water   6. Darker (Mungolian Jet Set Metro Mix)
2. Solid Ether   7. Vilderness
3. Nebulizer   8. Little Indian
4. Kakonita   9. Frozen
5. Kakonita (Deathprod Mix)   10. Tabula Rasa
  11. Only These Things Count