Lemur – “7” – [Plus 3DB]
Norwegian instrumental quartet with a distinctive sound. Flute, French horn, cello, and double bass. The material sounds improvised, ebbing and flowing, full of squirts and squeaks and rubs. The players are skillful and they know just what to add where as they build their sonic landscapes. Hild Sofie Tafjord (French horn) has played with the noisy avant-garde projects Fe-mail and Spunk, and Lene Grenager (cello) was also in Spunk–that’s all I know about this group. While I wouldn’t call this jazz music, the boundaries of jazz probably stretch far enough these days to include cool improvised sounds such as these.