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Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013) [Re-Up]

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Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013) [Re-Up]

Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:10
Modern Creative, Experimental Ambient, Sound Sculpture | Rune Grammofon | # RCD 2147

Places of Worship signals trumpeter and composer Arve Henriksen's return to Rune Grammophon and furthers his collaboration with both Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Here his experimentations with sound, space, and texture offer listening environments that reflect various sacred spaces the world over, hence its title. While these tracks are impossible to separate from the influences of Jon Hassell's Fourth World Music explorations or the more murky moodscapes of Nils Petter Molvær, they are also more than a few steps removed from them. Henriksen never separates himself from the environmental information provided by his natural Nordic landscape. The lush, wild, and open physical vistas of its geography provide an inner map for the trumpeter and vocalist that amounts to a deeply focused series of tone poems. The sonic backdrop in "Adhan" transforms his trumpet's role to that of a cantor or muzzein, calling others to prayer though he cannot see those whom his call might reach. The crisscrossing rhythmic palette in "Saraswati" is equal parts North Indian and Northern European. His wordless vocal, which hovers atop the loops, samples, strings, and droning double bass, is eclipsed only by his horn as it creates a mantra-like quality. On "Lament," Honoré's backdrop samples frame the trumpeter's falsetto singing voice in a hymn that evokes early orthodox Christianity and Norway's Sami ritual prayers. Guitarist Eivind Aarset, pianist Jon Balke, and percussionist Ingar Zach join the trio on "Alhambra," the only track recorded away from the Punkt studio and improvised live. Though there are more players in the mix, it is less subsumed in ambient effects, and equates the music of North Africa with that of the Sephardim and a poignant flamenco. "Abandoned Cathedral" is the sound of an "interior" emptiness," as a layered trumpet, unidentifiable sampled sounds, and Henriksen's falsetto reflect the ghosts of previous inhabitants. The set closes with the Honoré -penned "Shelter from the Storm," which features his own lead vocal and piano as well as the leader's horn. It is the only departure from the tone poem structure of Places of Worship; it amounts to a sung prayer that recalls the later songs of Bill Fay. This album is less murky and dark than much of Henriksen's work either with Supersilent or solo. Despite its authoritative command of the languages it speaks, it carefully hews a meditative space for the listener at heart level inside the music; it is both inviting and enveloping.

Review by Thom Jurek, Allmusic.com

In a career that, from an international perspective, began with Norwegian noise improv group Supersilent's debut, 1-3 (Rune Grammofon, 1997), trumpeter Arve Henriksen's ascendant trajectory has gone from strength to strength, milestone to milestone. It's been a long wait for Places of Worship, the follow-up to his leader debut for ECM Records, Cartography (2008), but it's not as if Henriksen hasn't been busy.

Still, six years is a long time. In its own gentle way, Cartography signaled a paradigm shift for Henriksen, following his first three recordings as a leader for Rune Grammofon, beginning with 2001's Sakuteiki and culminating on 2007's Strjon. Henriksen began collaborating with producers Jan Bang and Erik Honore—co-Artistic Directors of Punkt, the live remix festival now celebrating its ninth year in Kristiansand, with Henriksen a regular participant—in a reverse-engineered approach to writing, with compositions stemming from extant material: some real-time, some sampled; some improvised, some composed.

With Bang and Honoré back and Henriksen returning to Rune Grammofon, Places of Worship represents the next logical step for their appealing combination of cutting-edge futurism and timeless traditionalism. Elements of Norwegian folk music imbue these ten relatively short pieces as much as classical references, and an improvisational approach that uses Jon Hassell's Fourth World music as one of its many cornerstones. Organic sounds are both juxtaposed and combined with textures only possible through technology, while Henriksen's performance—on trumpet, where embouchure and extended techniques result in still recognizable timbral breadth, and in his equally inimitable falsetto singing—remains steeped in lyricism of almost painful beauty, his melancholic melodies feeling somehow familiar while being completely and utterly his own.

Despite the use of orchestral samples on "Adhān," which unfolds like a rose in the early morning light after Henriksen's a capella trumpet intro, layered over a field recording, and the synth bass-driven groove of "Saraswati," a gentle spirituality underscores the aptly titled Places of Worship. Usual suspects like Eivind Aarset show up in real (the brooding "Alhambra") and sampled (the ethereal "Abandoned Cathedral") form, but Place of Worship's biggest surprise may be "Shelter from the Storm," a love song written, played (with the exception of Henriksen's horn) and, most significantly, sung, with dark vulnerability, by Honoré.

Clearly, Honoré should sing more often. He may be nearing 50, but like Henriksen, Bang and the rest of Places of Worship's participants, surprise seems endemic to his work, but especially in recent years where, thanks to the success of Punkt, there seems to be yet another paradigm shift taking place on the Norwegian scene.

Places of Worship is the inevitable consequence of Punkt's expanding network and relentless experimentalism. If Henriksen's nascent vision was already well-formed on Sakuteiki, it's Punkt's laboratory-like nature that has ultimately led to where Henriksen is today. Henriksen's voice may dominate Cartography and, now, the equally superb Places of Worship, but a selfless desire to work with others to expound and expand now persistently defines and redefines that vision. More evolution than revolution, Places of Worship continues Henriksen, Bang and Honoré's sculpting of some of the most hauntingly beautiful, innately spiritual and extraordinarily captivating music coming from their distant, Northern European home.

Review by John Kelman, All About Jazz

Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013) [Re-Up]



Personnel:
Arve Henriksen: trumpets, field recordings (1), voice (5, 9)
Jan Bang: samples (1-4, 6, 8, 9), programming (6, 9), live sampling (7)
Erik Honoré: samples (1, 2, 4, 5), synth bass (1, 4, 6, 8), synthesizers (2, 3, 4),
drum programming (2, 3), live sampling (7), vocal (10), instruments (10)
Lars Danielsson: double bass (3)
Stahlquartett (Jan Heinke: violin; Alexander Fülle: violin; Michael Antoni: viola; Peter Andreas: cello): string quartet (3)
Eivind Aarset: guitars (7, 8), sampled guitar (9)
Jon Balke: piano (7), sampled piano (9)
Ingar Zach: percussion (7)
Christian Wallumrød: sampled piano (3)
The Norwegian Wind Ensemble: sampled wind instruments (8)
Peter Tornquist: sampled excerpts from "Alba" (8)
Rolf Wallin: sampled crystal chord (9).

Tracklist:

01. Adhān (03:20)
02. Saraswati (04:28)
03. Le Cimetière Marin (04:28)
04. The Sacristan (03:11)
05. Lament (03:54)
06. Portal (04:10)
07. Alhambra (05:04)
08. Bayon (03:42)
09. Abandoned Cathedral (04:15)
10. Shelter from the Storm (03:33)


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Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013) [Re-Up]

Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (2013) [Re-Up]

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