Reviews that mention Nils Henrik Asheim

February 17, 2022

The Block Ensemble

Bugs & Hugs
Clean Feed CF 569 CD

Rebecca Novak/Danny Kamins/Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Jerome Bryerton

Groundwater Recharge

Balance Point Acoustics BPAltd 15015

Unusual variations on how to evolve a striking program of improvised music don’t depend on ensemble size or geographical location. Instead uncommon achievements are usually the result of a particular vision and annexed to the players who add equally valid interpretations. That’s what brings together the seven Houston-recorded, all-acoustic mostly quintet tracks on Groundwater Recharge and the two lengthy ones on Bugs & Hugs which were combined and edited by Kristoffer Berre Alberts and Lasse Marhaug from separately recorded textures by 14 fellow Northern European improvisers. MORE