Électronique Noire

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Électronique Noire
Studio album by
Eivind Aarset
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Anders Engen
Bugge Wesseltoft
Nils Petter Molvær
Jonny Sjo
Vidar Johansen
Kim Ofstad
Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Kjetil Saunes
Bjørn Kjellemyr
Released 1998
Genre Nu Jazz
Length 59:36
Label Jazzland
EmArcy
Producer Eivind Aarset
Eivind Aarset chronology
Électronique Noire
(1998)
Light Extracts
(2001)

Électronique Noire (released 1998 in Oslo, Norway by Jazzland – 558 128-2, EmArcy – 558 128-2) is a Nu Jazz album by the Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

This is a ground breaking debut solo album, and whether collaborating with trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer or recording for Bugge Wesseltoft's Jazzland label, Eivind Aarset remains a highly treasured ambasadour of the Norwegian jazz scene. Électronique noire was rated "one of the best electric jazz albums of the post-Miles era" by no less than the New York Times. Melting jazz and electronic music into the most unexpected alloys, incorporating Aarsets unstoppable creativity and very personal sound, the result is an appreciably hearable album.[4][5]

Reception[edit]

The AllMusic review awarded the album 4 stars,[2] and the reviewer Beate Nossum of the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet awarded the album dice 3.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Dagbladet 3/6 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. «Dark Moisture» (7:50)
    Trumpet – Nils Petter Molvær
    Bass – Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
    Drums – Anders Engen
    Electric piano (Rhodes) – Bugge Wesseltoft
    Mixing (Mix) – Ulf W.Ø. Holand
    Recording (bass & drums) – Truls Birkeland
    Recording (Rhodes) – Bugge Wesseltoft
    Recorded By (trumpet) – Giert Clausen
  2. «Entrance / U-Bahn» (8:33)
    Voice (distorted shouting) – Nils Petter Molvær
    Bass – Jonny Sjo
    Bass clarinet (additional), soprano saxophone – Vidar Johansen
    Synthesizer – Kjetil Bjerkestrand
    Drums – Kim Ofstad
    Edition – Bugge Wesseltoft & Eivind Aarset
    Recording – Kaj Hjertenes & Per Ravnaas
    Recording (bassclarinet, sax), mixing – Ulf W.Ø. Holand
  3. «Lost And Found» (7:32)
    Drums – Kim Ofstad
    Synthesizer, Recording (synthesizer) – Kjetil Bjerkestrand
    Mixing – Bernhard Löhr
  4. «Superstrings» (8:26)
    Trumpet – Nils Petter Molvær
    Bass – Jonny Sjo
    Drums – Kim Ofstad
    Edited By, Arranged By – Eivind Aarset
    Mixing, edition, arranging – Bugge Wesseltoft
    Recording (bass & drums) – Truls Birkeland
    Recording (trumpet) – Giert Clausen
  5. «Électronique Noire» (3:53)
    Drums – Kim Ofstad
    Mixed By – Bernhard Löhr
    Recording (dissonant chords) – Bugge Wesseltoft
    Sounds (dissonant chords), inputs arrangements – Bugge Wesseltoft
  6. «Wake-Up Call» (6:36)
    Drums – Kim Ofstad
    Mixing – Bernhard Löhr
    Recording (dissonant chords) – Bugge Wesseltoft
    Sounds (dissonant chords), inputs arranging – Bugge Wesseltoft
  7. «Namib» (3:00)
    Composition – Eivind Aarset & Kjetil Saunes
    Synthesizer, sampler, recording (synthesizer), sampler, mixing, programming – Kjetil Saunes
  8. «Spooky Danish Waltz» (7:06)
    Bass – Bjørn Kjellemyr
    Drums – Anders Engen & Kim Ofstad
    Mixing – Ulf W.Ø. Holand
    Recording (bass) – Giert Clausen
    Recording (drums) – Truls Birkeland
    Synthesizer, recording (synthesizer) – Kjetil Bjerkestrand
  9. «Porcupine Night Walk» (6:40)
    Bass – Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
    Drums – Anders Engen
    Mixed By – Bernhard Löhr
    Recording (bass & drums) – Truls Birkeland

Credits[edit]

  • Arrangements – Eivind Aarset (tracks: 1–3 & 5–9)
  • Compositions – Eivind Aarset (tracks: 1–6, 8 & 9)
  • Cover design – Tina Jørgensen
  • Guitar (straight, treated, e-bowed, looped, ugly, pretty], programming, sampler, bass, producer – Eivind Aarset
  • Mastering – Bernhard Löhr
  • Photography – Mats H. Ljungberg
  • Recording – Eivind Aarset (tracks: 1, 3–9)

Notes[edit]

  • Most of the compositions on this album is based on the commission work "7" for Maijazz 97
  • "Lost And Found" inspired by Bendik Hofseth
  • "Dark Moisture" mix in Lydlab, bass and drums recorded in Studio 1, trumpet recorded in Fersk Lyd, Rhodes recorded in Bugge's Room
  • "Entrance / U-Bahn" recorded live at Maijazz 97 in Stavanger for NRK, bassclarinet, sax recording and mix in Lydlab
  • "Lost And Found" mix in Mono Music Studio, synthesizer recorded in Dr. Kills Laboratorium
  • "Superstrings" mix in Bugge's Room, bass & drums recorded in Studio 1, trumpet recorded in Fersk Lyd
  • "Électronique Noire" and "Wake-Up Call" mix in Mono Music Studio, disonant chords recorded in Bugge's Room
  • "Namib" mix, programming, synthesizer and sampler recording in Pilfabrikken
  • "Spooky Danish Waltz" mix in Lydlab, drums recorded in Studio 1, bass recorded in Fersk Lyd, synthesizer recorded in Dr. Kills Laboratorium
  • "Porcupine Night Walk" mix in Mono Music Studio, drums and bass recorded in Studio 1
  • Mastered in Polar Studio[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eivind Aarset: cooking in the undercurrent". ListenTo.no. 
  2. ^ a b c "Eivind Aarset – Electronique Noire review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  3. ^ a b c Nossum, Beate (1998-04-01). "Eivind Aarset – Han har bidratt med kyndig gitarspill hos nær sagt alle norske artister av betydning siden midten av 80-tallet" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet.no. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  4. ^ Hammerø, Tor (2001-09-18). "Eivind Aarset's Électronique Noire: Light Extracts - Review" (in Norwegian). Puls.no. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  5. ^ "Eivind Aarset – "Dream Logic"". PunktFestival.no. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  6. ^ "Eivind Aarset – Électronique Noire". Discogs.com. 

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