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HEGRE, JOHN - Colors Don't Clash

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Dekorder 017
Release Year: 2006
Note: digipack / JAZZKAMMER-member
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €10.00


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"Hegre ist vermutlich bekannt durch sein projekt Jazkamer mit Lasse Marhaug und ihr famoses Album "Metal Music Machine" von letztem Jahr. Der Opener seines Solo-Albums "Don't" aber lt aufschrecken: die 1003. Gitarren-Ick-hab-auch-Laptop-CD? Schnell wird jedoch im Verlauf des Albums klar, dass Hegre wesentlich besser wird, wenn es ums Aneinanderreihen der schnellen und eher kaputten Sounds geht. Vornehmlich produziert mit Gitarre, Drums, Bass und Digitalitt schert sich der Norweger um keine Vorgaben und kappt schnell die laut stehenden Wnde dreckiger Schwrze mit Orgeldrone und Schattenmond ("They"). "Never" erinnert leider etwas zu stark an Earth und bleibt seltsam unkrftig und eindimensional, "Do" schabt sich durch kantige Rothko-Referenzen und schwappt in ein vergngtes Ende mit palawernden Kids. Durchwachsen, verspielt, ernsthaft und im Grunde spannend, da von Hegre mit Sicherheit noch richtig gute Alben kommen werden." [ed **** DEBUG]

"...On his debut release, Hegre plays guitar, like he used to do before turning all things laptop. It seems as if Hegre wants to convince us that he knows how to play the thing, since it starts out with a rather soft and sweet multi layered guitar piece of gentle guitar sounds. However Jazkamer fans shouldn't worry: noise is here too, just as in 'Worry', 'They' and 'Never' (the five pieces read as 'Don't Worry They Never Do' as a response to the title of the CD - all to be said by Snakefinger in an interview in 1987 just before he died), both of which die out in a very slow manner. Hegre's version of a blues piece closes the CD and that is the only piece in which there is an actual band playing, including bass, drums and Tore Boe and family on vocals. 'Worry' is for me the best piece, since it combines in a single tracks various approaches, but make throughout a great piece of music. Hegre shows us all the possibilities of the guitar as an instrument, or perhaps, his instrument, and as such he produced a pretty varied album, but we can wonder if it's perhaps not a bit too varied. One could wonder: what does Hegre want with this? A display of his no doubt great skills, but the coherency of the album is somewhat gone. But fans of Jazkamer, once again, will pleased with this." [FdW/Vital Weekly]