Price: £11.99
Format: cd
Artist: Samuel Hällkvist
CatNo: BPCD020
Variety Of Live - from 2015 - is Samuel Hällkvist's (Isildurs Bane) 5th as band leader.
 
A vibrant blend of live band recordings and studio overdubs, the album combines eerie wordless vocals, sizzling electronica, waves of surf guitar, driving beats and a sense of restless experimentation that incorporates (and moves beyond the boundaries of) Rock, Jazz, Prog, Fusion and Minimalist influences.
 
The band includes Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) on drums and Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd) on bass.
 
Richard Barbieri guests and writes two of the pieces, while Sid Smith provides sleeve notes.
 
“Samuel Hällkvist is a unique guitarist. His use of sound and choice of notes puts him in a class of his own.” - Phil Manzanera
 
CD in double gatefold card wallet.

1. GREYER MELANGE (5:50)
2. CHORD: HORROR VACUI (4:59)
3. MIRROR GARDEN (2:27)
4. KLOPOTEC (4:47)
5. HERU RA-HA / ROAD (7:49)
6. MUSIC FOR THE MARACA TRIPLET (6:44)
7. IN TRANSFER (2:22)
8. SPOOKY COUNTRY (3:36)
9. CLUCK OLD HEN (5:21)
10. in girum imus nocte ecce et consumimur igni (5:58)

the Variety of Loud ensemble:
 
Samuel Hällkvist, guitars, devices, MIDI programming 
Pat Mastelotto, traps & buttons 
Qarin Wikström, voice & keys 
Guy Pratt, bass 
Stefan Pasborg, drums 
 
with special guests:
 
Richard Barbieri - Keyboards, Synthesizers, Programming. 
Mocca 木歌 - voice 
Yazz Ahmed - trumpet 
Denys Baptiste - sax 
Yukiko Taniguchi - voice