Weird Beard – Orientation (2018)

Weird Beard feat. Florian Egli - Orientation (2018)
Artist: Weird Beard
Album: Orientation
Label: Intakt Records
Year Of Release: 2018
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01. Hanako
02. Empty Shell
03. Orientation
04. Winter05:35
05. The Big Wasy
06. The Cat
07. No More Rain
08. Playground


Florian Egli, saxophone, clarinet
Dave Gisler, guitar
Martina Berther, bass
Rico Baumann, drums

The quartet Weird Beard was founded by Zurich based saxophonist Florian Egli. Following the debut album ‘Everything Moves’ on Intakt Records, they release a second studio album, recorded again in the Blackbox Studio in Brittany by the out­standing sound engineer David Odlum. ‘Orientation’ is a sophisticated record on which Weird Beard increasingly focus their attention on the creation of moods and atmospheres.

Christoph Wagner writes in the liner notes: “Weird Beard forge creative sparks out of opposites. The band use contrast as a means to create dramaturgy, veering back and forth from soft to loud, from fast to slow, and from forceful to lyrical. Sometimes the music acquires a lightness and transparency, but then becomes progressively more dense. In other places it can morph into a dreamy wallowing elegy, before opening outinto a tub-thumping inferno. Perhaps “post-jazz” is the word which comes first to mind to describe it.”

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