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Embracing

Moksha

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Format: CD

Cat No: 3779643

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Release Date:  26 July 2024

Label:  Jazzland

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0687437796432

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    There is both seriousness and ecstasy on Moksha's second album. There are complex and virtuosic moments, but it also feels like music that arose from the simplest of all starting points, the play between three good fellow musicians. The trio's unique interplay began back in 2012, when they were still students and met to experiment with rhythm, raga and jazz. Their first album, "The Beauty of an Arbitrary Moment", was released by Jazzland in 2016 and was very well received both at home and abroad. Their debut stands as a key release from a period in Norwegian improvised music characterized by open doors to expression and musicians from all over the world.

    Now, with their second album, the palette has been expanded, both as a trio and as individuals. Their session, recorded in Newtone in January, featuring some selected guest musicians, does not feel overloaded with references. On the record's seven tracks, the trio alternates between their own experiences with Indian, Norwegian, North and West African music, in addition to good old-fashioned jazz rock and the occasional noisy freak out. It is easy to get lost in such a list of ingredients, but perhaps it's simpler to say this: Moksha is Sanskriti Shrestha, Oddrun Lilja and Tore Flatjord. The music they play is the sum of their shared experiences and it kicks.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Floating
      • 2. Entering
      • 3. Playing
      • 4. Breathing
      • 5. Drumming
      • 6. Summoning
      • 7. Liberating