Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bly de Blyant: ABC (Hubro 2013)

Bly de Blyant may have released the most cocky album of 2013 so far with "ABC" (Hubro 2013). They try most known genres in a bit more than 30 minutes, and check out the cover bird (cover: Erik Olsson/Yokoland)!
I believe I hear (among other stuff) jazz, jazzrock, heavy monotonous rock, scandinavian mountain jazz and what else? Funk! Blues! They borrow music from Prince and Willie Dixon too.

Let me just point out that some tracks are a bit on the short side, and feel more like sketches. The shortest two are 15 and 34 seconds, but still I think this is quite good fun! A bit hard to relax while listening perhaps, so you might want to take that as a warning.

Listen to "Curtis" (Skarbø) below. It´s the longest track on the album (5:45).

The trio: Øyvind Skarbø (dr, org, Moog), Shahzad Ismaily (b, g, voice, dr, org) and Hilmar Jensson (g, org).

Bly de Blyant is Creme de la Creme.

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