AUDUN REITHAUG RASMUSSEN
In the Country:
This Was the Pace of My Heartbeat (2005)
In the Country step into a traditon started by the Garbarek-generation,
and take their jazz out of the asphalt jungle to explore different aspects
of rural moods. The mountain jazz label is not far fetched at all, but
Morten Qvenild adds, as always, lots of electronic sounds, as well as
interpreting Laschia ch'io Pianga by Händel.
This music is quiet, slow, meditative and beautiful in its rural ambitions.
This Was the Pace of My Heartbeat is definitely more accessible than Qvenilds
previous record with Shining (the brutal In the Kingdom of Kitsch You
Will Be a Monster), and has the same leanings toward the pop jazz music
of Swedes Esbjörn Svensson Trio and fellow Norwegians Tord Gustavsen
This capsule review is based on the full length, Norwegian
language review by Audun Reithaug Rasmussen,