After more than forty years of groundbreaking productions, ECM release “Provenance” – their first, in a distinguished tradition of solo bass albums, devoted to the electric bass guitar. Certainly a unique sonic experience!
Asita Hamidi (†2012) and Björn Meyer spent more than 15 years together creating their very own musical language. Inspired by their oriental and Scandinavian roots and deeply connected to the expressive aesthetics and ornamentations from north and south.
Garden of Silence takes this musical vision even further. Bringing together influences from the supposedly different cultural backgrounds it resonates and comes to life with extraordinary voices, bass mandola, violin, cello, percussion and traditional instruments like the Armenian duduk and the Swedish nyckelharpa.
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New Release - CURIOUS OBJECTS - 5.5.23
... the details of their music join, develop a life of their own and lift off to collective flights of ideas. This music is an invitation to listen without prejudice, offering a way to get lost in dreams while, at the same time, remaining solidly grounded and completely awake.
Three master musicians from Sweden who have spent the last twenty years refining their sound and defining a space of their own in the world music scene.
Bazar Blå creates new music that manages to be just as Swedish as it is globally irresistible.
While electric bass and trumpet might not appear the most obvious of combinations, Björn Meyer and Tom Arthurs fuse the seemingly impossible into a beautiful and fleeting improvised duo – drawing from folk musics, baroque music, improvised music and jazz to defy genres and create a music as unique as they are, and as the moment in which it is created.
NEN is NEN and does not strive to fit into any drawer. Whoever hears and sees a NEN concert gets caught in the typical NEN-state, which does not wear off so easily.
A challenge - with happy consequences!
...is it all just zeros and ones ?
In times when we delegate the management of our lives to algorithms broken down into zeros and ones, two well-traveled sound shamans reflect on the retreat into a primal-intuitive space. Far away from the buzz of the digital highway, where the flow of music transcends the measurable and explainable, they continue to weave the mythical carpet that already warmed your feet generations ago in your soul temple.
Andreas Schaerer: Voice
Björn Meyer: Bass
"The Marcel Lüscher Quartet manages to balancing act between intellectual and sensual, between head and belly, between complex and captivating"
With tenor saxophone, concert harp and bass, the three have found a common language where even the most contrasting moods have a natural home. Through the many years of collaboration, the trio has distilled their repertoire into an unmistakable essence, taking the audience on a journey through delicate chamber music miniatures, cascading melodies, sensual soundscapes and pulsating grooves.
G.F.I. unleash an intense range of emotions with an intoxicating effect.
A dance of dark, warm sounds, urged onward by the darbouka and frame drum. The album is dedicated to the memory of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.
With ever more refinement in its melodic lines and at once contemplative and subtly narrative in its developments, the music contained in Souvenance possesses those qualities of self-evidence, naturalness and simplicity which are the hallmarks of works of genuine inspiration.
Starting with Drones - exploring the Far Side of sound!
Anja Lechner : vc
Björn Meyer : eb
Michele Rabbia: percussion
With her new quartet, Simin Tander moves into an unheard musical landscape of lyrical and refreshing contemporary songs and textures. All poems appearing in her new songs have been written by female poets and writers, offering a rare glimpse into female Pashto/Afghan poetry as well as featuring a poem by Sylvia Plath and some of Simin´s own lyrics.
Simin Tander: Voice
Jasser Haj Youssef: Viola d´amore
Björn Meyer: Electric bass
Samuel Rohrer: Drums