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Ploug / Pettersen / Badenhorst / Equilibrium
Album:Equilibrium Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ploug / Pettersen / Badenhorst Added:10/2009
Label:Songlines Recordings 

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Add Date:2009-10-11 Pull Date:2009-12-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:13 Dec6 Dec22 Nov15 Nov25 Oct18 Oct
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 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 08, 2009:Memory Select
Warmth
4.Nov 14, 2009:Music Casserole
Epiphora
2.Dec 01, 2009:Memory Select
Epiphora
5.Nov 10, 2009:Seven Step Pyramid Program in Pyramid Schemes
Aerodie
3.Nov 17, 2009:Memory Select
November
6.Oct 23, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Fri

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-10-11 
PLOUG/PETTERSEN/BADENHORST: Equilibrium
Songlines, 2009

AVANT-GARDE – Innovative trio (from Denmark, Norway and Belgium) with guitars, reeds and voice/live electronics. Combines stark beauty with uncomfortable harmony, or soothing calm with agitated tension; as a result, the close, intimate recording contrasts with often chilly content that can feel emotionally distant and disquieting.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 13

1. 0:42 – high, wordless vocal; sweet melody
2. 6:09 – voice drifts high above tight circular patterns from guitar & clarinet
3. 5:24 – solo voice, then trio; built on a simple phrase, reaching upward
4. 5:09 – wintry: stark solo clarinet, then tightly spinning trio
5. 4:10 – soft and folksy, but with an oddball harmonic approach
6. 8:30 – slow and eerie, very spacious: voice flutters & creaks in the dark
7. 0:47 – same melody as #1, calm chamber instrumental
8. 5:16 – very slow tiptoe melody; first in duets, then as a somber, sleepy trio
9. 2:57 – lonely voice floats over a quiet beeping loop, multiplies
10. 2:24 – tweaky electronics and creaky voice, becomes a quiet bubbling
11. 0:45 – same melody as #1 & #7, high, remote instrumental
12. 6:12 – horns casually drape melodies over a gentle guitar spiral
13. 2:46 – percussive, interesting blend of sounds, creepy vocal/breath noises
14. 4:56 – verrry sloooow, comes up from silence: the melodic fragment from tracks 1,7,11 leads into ominous atmosphere, low and creaky pulse

[ Fo ] 10/11/09

Track Listing
1.Chorale 1 8.Chords
2.November 9.Aerodie
3.Cathedral 10.Takt
4.Fri 11.Chorale 3
5.Soft Spoken 12.Warmth
6.Epiphora 13.Ambiente
7.Chorale 2 14.Chorale 4