05/07/2012

Træben + It's The End - celebrating 2 new european jazz acts


With Dutch/Danish jazz quartet Træben and Norwegian prog-rock/impro IT'S THE END  2 new artists have arrived here at the agency.


The story...

I met Træben ( crazy name ..means wooden leg, actually) at the Jazz Meeting in Amersfoort, Holland this spring. They immediatley captured my attention with their straight forward attitude and explosive energy. 

They are getting ready for their European release of "Push"  - a poweful melodic album with all original compositions. An epitome of modern contemporary jazz. As Jazzenzo puts it:

" That means strong roots in tradtion, a lot of attention to melody, technical management, handling of multiple styles and use of personal freedom" 

 

Check more sound and video on Træben via the HOMEPAGE 


Norwegian IT's THE END is a much more complex story. I have known Bert (the drummer)  since the mid 90s, when he was the drummer in the electronica band Magick A (April Records), but with age he just gone wilder and better. More Zappa-out.




The Music of IT'S THE END is characterized by different approached to the compositional process, and the music represents a synthesis of influences from many styles of music. Loosely be described as progresssive rock mixed with fusion-jazz, electronica, free improvisation and math metal. Think Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea, Meshuggah, King Crimson, Supersilent, Squarepusher, free your mind....  See the full experience via the HOMEPAGE



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