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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

By the shore

Defying that rule about the day of rest, Jasper TX's The Black Sun Transmissions finally dragged itself into some sort of light of day on Sunday via Fang Bomb. No doubt it's another brilliant piece of intense, textured Nordic rattle 'n' rumble - the murky Morse-ings of the opening Signals Through Wood & Dust (stream below) suggest as much.

But it'll be fascinating to hear what an improvising trombonist brings to the JTX sound...if it's even half of what Aaron Martin contributes, the 'bone will have earned its keep. Martin's deep plaintiveness (heard also in a solo piece for Lost Tribe Sound below) drives Weight of Days' insistent, somewhat lush poignancy - & makes these ears crave more of this pairing...

Fang blurb: "Darker, harder, and even deeper. Frustration. Lack of communication and the feeling that there is no solution at hand.

Or picture this. A huge, black sun that covers your entire field of vision. People out of focus, dressed in black, standing by the shore. Looking out towards nothing. Because there is nothing to see.

These are the starting points for "The Black Sun Transmissions", the first actual album by Jasper TX to be released in over two years. An album where he has chosen a new direction for himself, challenged his very vision, and managed to find even firmer ground.

The album features Mike Weis from Zelienople on drums, the cello of Aaron Martin and the trombone of Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø."

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