Thursday 14 January 2021

Lef - Hypersomniac (2016)

The debut album from this world wide project.

Lef is Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari on vocals. He got an all star team on drums, guitars, synths, saxophones, trumpet, bass and vocals.

The guys involved is Bill Laswell, Eivind Aarseth, Kenneth Kapstad, Rebecca Sneddon, Stale Storlokken and Nils Petter Molvaer.

These guys comes from an experimental jazz and rock background. Some of them also has played in Motorpsycho.

This very much tells the listener where this album is heading.

Dystopian heavy music somewhere between jazz and rock. Include a lot of King Crimson psych too and you get this album.

There is a lot of dissonance on this album and the music is mostly painting a bleak landscape. Or a bleak soundscape if you want.

This is by no means easy on the ears. Nevertheless, the musicians knows what they are doing and they have had free hands to create this universe... a bleak universe.

Fans of these musicians and King Crimson will love this album and I am pretty much won over myself. Lef is a mix of the beauty and the beast.... and a very good album too.

3.5 points


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