This year's fall sees the (somewhat) simultaneous release of three albums that feature the trumpet as their main instrument, pairing its sound to an (ambient-) electronic background.
And here's this review's spoiler: if you like one, you'd probably like all three!
NILS PETTER MOLVAER & MORITZ VON OSWALD - 1/1
On his latest release, "Baboon Moon" (2011), Nils Petter Molvaer explored guitar-based soundscapes, but his latest takes a completely different turn. Of course, Molvaer's music has always searched for a delicate balance between the organic, emotional sound of the trumpet and abstract electronics - and Moritz von Oswald (of Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound fame, to name just two of many) has previously ventured out into jazz areas, especially with the Moritz von Oswald Trio.
But this collaboration brings both artists' music up to a completely different level.
'1/1' sounds as if Nils and Moritz were destined to work together from the start.