Jaga Jazzist Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
A new album from Jaga Jazzist is on the way, and to whet our appetites, here is Oban, a nice little preview track pressed to transparent vinyl in a eye-scratching cover. But the real treat is the re-working from Todd Terje, which drives on and on into serious groove-town, Jazzist’s near-orchestral activities hovering beneath. 12” on Ninja Tune.
Jaga Jazzist have sailed their Norwegian ship through a wide variety of genre waters over the years, and their latest, Starfire, finds them docking in a land of space-funk. One suspects that band leader Lars Horntveth’s move to Los Angeles has found him absorbing the energies of some of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder crew… On Ninja Tune.
Post-rock wasn't always this drab; there was a time when it could sound like it was made by a jazz band living in a beanstalk. Jaga Jazzist's inventive and ever-curious sound infused nu-jazz with the climactic disciplines of Talk Talk and Tortoise. They're pretty old now, though, and this year marks their twentieth anniversary, so they've reissued their most bombastic and jazz-dominated work, A Livingroom Hush.
- Vinyl LP box set (ZEN217X)