– THE QUIET RIOT –
Love is all about moments, my friends. For, while it is perfectly possible to be well-liked through living an extremely pleasant, if mundane, existence, (I’m looking at you, Anne Hathaway), in order to be loved you must create moments of magic.
Moments that lift others up and cocoon them in blissful suspended animation, far above the earth, waaaay outside of their frail, mortal bodies.
Cluster 3 contains just such a moment for me.
It comes in at exactly 3:43 and it a sequence of notes on the guitar that is then doubled on synths and builds and builds and builds until the end of the piece.
It is sorcery of the finest kind. It is sheer, blissful spellcasting of the likes that will make you want to hug everyone you’ve ever met.
It would appear I’m not alone either, for Kepler is Free are – my Greek jazz correspondent (he’s not a suuuuper busy guy) assures me – have swiftly become the talk of the taverna, being the first indigenous jazz band to successfully make the transition into the pop charts with their debut EP Teegarden.
If you’re wondering about the name, it comes from a space telescope, named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, which was retired after nine years of operation, leaving it orbiting (“free”) in space.
Cluster 3 could well be the soundtrack to its celestial travels.
If you like this try my review of Sliding by B-ahwe.
Teegarden is out now on Veego Records.
HEAR MORE HERE
CHIP WICKHAM: ROUTE ONE
DERRICK HODGE: COLOR OF NOIZE
LIV.E: LESSONS FROM MY MISTAKES… BUT I LOST YOUR NUMBER
OTIS SANDSJÖ: TREMENDOCE
You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the Future Jazz Playlist on Spotify itself.
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Until next time, love and noise.
– SV –