Artist : Jaga Jazzist
Label : Ninja Tune
Format : LP - Black Vinyl
Condition : New
Released : 2015
  • 19.90€


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Released in printed sleeve with printed PVC outer sleeve creating a lenticular groovy effect

"Starfire" is a revelation! After the more heavily scored work of "One Armed Bandit" and "Live with the Britten Sinfonia", "Starfire" moves to a more experimental studio-led approach - "The idea was that we thought about the songs as both the original song and a remix in one" - morphing each song into a variety of sonic directions. With an increase in the use of electronics and the guitar work of Marcus Forsgren given new prominence, it’s probably the least straightforwardly “jazz” of their records. Instead, all the elements which have made them such an important band—the way their technical chops combine with the kind of mutual sympathy which comes from growing up together—are here melded into an utterly unique sound on what could turn out to be the group’s crowning achievement. Starfire is a beautiful, visceral, utterly exhilarating piece of work that keeps spiralling up and away, structurally complex, musically rigorous, but without ever losing touch with a certain earthy sensuality and human sympathy. It could just be Jaga’s masterpiece

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