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Black Ocean

by Trigg & Gusset

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fyeahmetal I'm happy that others have taken up the noir jazz flag put up so splendidly by Bohren & der Club of Gore and Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Unlike the rubato feel of those groups, Trigg & Gusset offer a steadier backbeat - are the drums programmed? - and weave in electronics, reminding me of, say, Kruder & Dorfmeister gone dark and brooding. Whatever the recipe is, the results are lovely, especially the string textures. Favorite track: Ominous Clouds.
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Alice M. I suck at driving and need stuff like this instead of brutal music to remain relatively focused.
Picked up from my wishlist when the label decided to support victims of the Ukrainian war through its digital sales.
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Matilde (Nadine Maziarz) These two make some AMAZING noir jazz. Looking into the back catalogue for sure

Thank you Yomabarr for bringing me here
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Coloroid 04:43
Vigilante 04:56
Sea & Wind 05:32
Galatea 04:48
Chiffler 01:31
Portrait 07:39
Blue Shades 04:47


composed, arranged and produced by bart knol & erik van geer
except track 3 written by jimi hellinga & bart knol

erik van geer – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
bart knol – piano, rhodes, synths, percussion & programming
coen hamelink – trumpet on track 2, 4, 6 & 8
jurren mekking – guitar on track 1, 2, 4 & 7
mischa porte – drums & percussion on track 1, 2, 4, 6, 7
nicky hustinx - drums on track 8
jimi hellinga - fiddle on track 3
zach brock - violin on track 7

mastered by bob macc at subvert mastering
artwork by david schmitt (tuyo art)


released October 1, 2021


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