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Jazz, Contemporary
Ozella Music
April 21, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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If music is a language, then maybe, vice versa, words can be used to imitate specific sounds? This fascinating phenomenon of onomatopoeia is the point of departure for the Helge Lien Trio's ninth album 'Guzuguzu'.

Each track is based on a different onomatopoetic Japanese term and the rich field of associations it opens up: What does a smile sound like? "Nikoniko". Spinning around in circles? "Kurukuru"! Even the album title - Guzuguzu - falls into the same category, describing what it sounds like to "move slowly". Intriguingly, as Lien was writing the pieces, he discovered hidden connections between them, which added up to a new vocabulary of sound. It has turned the trio's latest effort into their most ambitious and thrilling work to date.

"We spend close to an entire year preparing the recording of Guzuguzu. When we met in Rainbow studio, the album was more or less complete, not to say "garari", explains Lien. "This allowed for us to record the album in one single take. Listening to how it came out, it strikes me how close it resembles a live experience."

Available as a CD and a limited edition 180g audiophile vinyl with pure analogue sound and high end vinyl mastering.

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Key Value
Catalogue number OZ070CD
Barcode 4038952000706
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 115g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 6mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Gorogoro (thundering) 04:35
2. Guzuguzu (moving Slowly) 04:40
3. Nikoniko (smiling) 03:55
4. Garari (completely) 08:11
5. Jasmine 04:53
6. Chokichoki (cutting) 06:27
7. Kurukuru (spinning Around) 03:13
8. Shitoshito (raining Quietly) 06:08