BUSK’s ‘Nur Eins’ – The unexplored space between peace and unrest.
The Danish trio BUSK releases their debut album ’Nur Eins’ on the 20th of May on the Danish label ILK. The trio that consists of Thomas Rehling, Lasse Ehn and Anders Filipsen releases an album that is stripped down to the bare essentials. Thomas Rehling says about the album: ”First and foremost it’s a soundscape that is characterized by nature – a pretty serious but also open music, that we’ve worked on some time before going into the studio. It’s filled with sounds that connects to forces of nature such as storm, wind, rain and sun, but in a frame with much space for improvisation.”
The expression of the music is primarily focused on silence and peace that gives the music an elastic nature with rocking meditative features. The music is composed by all three musicians, and is placed in the borderland between composition and improvisation, with sound ideals from Thelonious Monk and free improv, as well as modern classical music and expressionism. A central feature of the record is the richness of images contained in the music – a focus from the three musicians that first and foremost is fostered by the their ability to dwell on the details. This focus is often heard in the meeting of the harmonies, which are both peaceful and at times wild. In these meetings frictions are made, as well as balances when the voices unite. A minimalistic album that constantly seeks a balance between peace and unrest.
Said about the Album:
“Or perhaps it’s so simple, one wishes that there was more jazz like this to be exposed to. A wonderful recording.” thisisbooksmusic.com
“…an uneasy serenity, strategic utilization of silences, and moments of spontaneous acerbity. Sunday morning music for the avant-garde fan.” Jazzpick of the week by Bird is the Worm.