Khmer

Khmer

by Nils Petter Molvær
     
 

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Khmer is surely the most unusual album ever released by ECM -- unusual because the label, which is best known for elevated chamber jazz, presents the solo debut of trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer as a production that plays with modern electronica methods while not eschewing the well-known ECM aesthetic. Molvaer's music is somewhere between scary and majestic, and…  See more details below

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Khmer is surely the most unusual album ever released by ECM -- unusual because the label, which is best known for elevated chamber jazz, presents the solo debut of trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer as a production that plays with modern electronica methods while not eschewing the well-known ECM aesthetic. Molvaer's music is somewhere between scary and majestic, and changes between ominous ambient sounds and hard breakbeats, along which atonal screeching guitars combined with melancholic melodies, create a fascinating mélange. Above all this thrones Molvaer's trumpet: lyrical, hectic, calm and sad, trembling and screaming. Molvaer is one of the most progressive and intelligent voices in jazz today, and with Khmer he's recorded one of the best jazz albums of the '90s. Two CD singles were released in addition to this album. The first, "Khmer: The Remixes," contains three remixes of Khmer songs (an ECM novum, too), from Rockers Hi-Fi among others; the second, "Ligotage," offers a new track and another remix. The first CD single was included in the U.S. release of Khmer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2000
Label:
Ecm Records
UPC:
0731453779822
catalogNumber:
537798
Rank:
57882

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nils Petter Molvær   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Trumpet,Bass Guitar,Sampling
Eivind Aarset   Guitar,E-bow,Talk Box
Rune Arnesen   Drums
Roger Ludvigsen   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion
Morten Molster   Guitar

Technical Credits

Eivind Aarset   Sample Arrangements
Manfred Eicher   Producer
Rockers Hi-Fi   Producer,Remixing
Nils Petter Molvær   Sample Arrangements
Herbaliser   Producer,Remixing
Sascha Kleis   Cover Design
Mental Overdrive   Producer,Remixing

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