1 x LP
Limited Edition 500 copies, Gatefold cover
2010 - 2013 EU 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP edition =For his 27th solo album, Karl Seglem traveled to the idycally located Herrenhaus-Hotel in the small town of Salderatzen to recreate the mythical moods of his concerts,...
Release date 10-06-2013 (Originally released in 2010)
2013 EU 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP edition =For his 27th solo album, Karl Seglem traveled to the idycally located Herrenhaus-Hotel in the small town of Salderatzen to recreate the mythical moods of his concerts, recording four key-pieces in the building's entirely wood-panelled ballroom and in front of a small audience. Compared to predecessor „NORSKjazz.no“, „Ossicles“, which is propelled by the pulse of former Madrugada-Drummer Erland Dahlen among others, can clearly be characterised as a return to his unique blend of Jazz and Folk. African influences, Reggae rhythms and Pakistani metrics are just a few of the surprising stylistic elements contained within the remarkably eclectic arrangements, but they are always used with great care and an ear for the message hiding behind the sounds.
Limited to 500 copies, with gatefold cover
A1. Gammal Rørsle (Old Movement)
A2. Mårblå (More Blue)
A3. Rørsletre (Moving3)
A5. Din Folketone
B1. Apal (Apple3)
B2. The Last Norwegian Troll (springar)
B3. Ørken (Desert)
B4. Laust Aus (Loose Loose)
B6. The Ornes Song
Karl Seglem (born 8 July 1961 in Årdalstangen, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (saxophone and bukkehorn), composer and producer, known from a series of combined jazz and traditional music releases.
Over the course of his previous 26 recordings, the versatile Norwegian-born musician -- who complements the urgent and sensuous tones of his tenor sax with a mastery of the indigenous goat horns -- has pushed the boundaries not only of Scandinavian jazz but also, more generally, the art of jazz improvisation. For Ossicles, Seglem's third recording with his current band, he holed up with a small audience in cozy wood-paneled rooms of the Herrenhaus-Hotel in the remote town of Salderatzen to create a dazzling swirl of his mainstay sounds (Nordic folk, light rock, artsy jazz) and exciting world music influences ranging from Middle Eastern to reggae to African. Among the prominent traits of the hauntingly seductive set are the rich and exotic rhythmic textures created by three percussionists (most prominently Erland Dahlen, whose arsenal includes steel pans, table box, and castanets). Newcomers to the Seglem experience who think they're in for a mainstream jazz experience are immediately drawn into a colorful exotic world beyond those trappings, as the leader lets Dahlen's dulcimer and Hardanger fiddler Hakon Hogemo establish a rich atmospheric landscape to let his melancholic goat horns ultimately luxuriate in. Seglem introduces his tenor into a sensual Middle Eastern playground and creates a tense, soaring duality with Hogemo -- a vibe that continues on the very danceable Irish jig-like "The Last Norwegian Troll." The production ranges from busy and explosive to sparse and intimate throughout, with Seglem taking an interim respite from the exotica and grooving energy with the simple, dark, and soulful solo number "Din Folketone." Ossicles has many melodic and artsy delights, but is probably best enjoyed by lovers of world music or more adventurous jazz fans who want to explore unique indigenous sounds.
Extra info: Limited Edition 500 copies, Gatefold cover
Originally released: 2010
This release: 2013