Erik Dahl Ensemble – Gethenian Suite (2020) [24bit FLAC]

Erik Dahl Ensemble – Gethenian Suite (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:23 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Having an utommusical starting point is often grateful for creativity when composing. On this album, Erik Dahl has taken inspiration from Ursula Le Guins the left hand of darkness, a 1969 science fiction classic. A feminist novel that, among other things, puts our perceptions of the sexes on end. Highly topical yet to the highest degree and if these themes are heard in the music you can have different perceptions of. But undoubtedly, it is a narrative and image-creating music that flows forward where the listener can associate freely. A lot of the songs move in a kind of dreamy landscape, dynamically certainly where the music moves between empathy and utlevel, with tensions between harmonious and disharmonious.

The ensemble consists of six musicians on Viola / Viola, clarinet and bass clarinet, saxophones, piano, double bass and drums and percussion. Erik Dahl deservedly exploits the ensemble’s expressiveness and they switch between a relatively easy-listening art music and jazz, without really agreeing to any genre. In the convolutet there is a quote by Ursula Le Guin about the interdependence of light and darkness and this group has managed to convey in their music.


1. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Gethen
2. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Parade
3. Erik Dahl Ensemble – The Envoy
4. Erik Dahl Ensemble – The Place Inside The Blizzard
5. Erik Dahl Ensemble – The Foretellers
6. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Karhide Prelude & Fugue
7. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Orgoreyn Intro
8. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Orgoreyn
9. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Pulefen Farm
10. Erik Dahl Ensemble – The Ice
11. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Homecoming
12. Erik Dahl Ensemble – Estraven
13. Erik Dahl Ensemble – The Ekumen

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