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Jazzland Records

Ellen Andrea Wang ‎– Blank Out

$48.00

Jazzland Records

Ellen Andrea Wang ‎– Blank Out

$48.00

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Three years after her critically acclaimed debut, "Diving" (2014), Ellen Andrea Wang returns with "Blank Out" on Jazzland Recordings. 

Her accompanists on this sonic adventure are Erland Dahlen (drums) and Andreas Ulvo (Keyboards), while Wang provides vocals, bass and some keys. The music that pours out of this trio is eclectic, fearlessly dipping into different pools of genre to create a potent sound cocktail that moves between minimalist-inflected jazz funk pop (acid jazz meets Haim), Nordic atmospherics (insert Nordic ECM album of choice),  70s singer-songwriter (think Joni Mitchell or Rickie Lee Jones), and hip-hop (moving in an Outkast direction). Wang's vocals are pure, clean, and expressive, and are in total contrast to some of the down-and-dirty basslines she conjures, while Dahlen and Ulvo weave a sonic tapestry that never puts a note, beat or texture wrong. A key example is the lead single "Change of Heart" a song that is bubbling over with Erlend Dahlen's driving drums and Wang's own grooving bass topped with Andreas Ulvo's chattering electric piano lines, and crystalline synths and pads. It bristles with an energetic optimism, perfect for long summer evenings and soundtracking memories. – Jazzland Records

“Wang mixes terseness and a spooky ethereality on the immigration-interview satire Peace Prize, hops registers above the heavy groove of Bad Blood, wittily tone-bends her way through Electric (“I’ve got an electric conscience / I’ve got an electric mind / I’ve got an electric boyfriend”). But her majestic Charlie Haden-like bass intro to chorister-vocal atmospherics on Accord De Paris is a reminder of the talented Wang’s jazz-bass power. She is a real find.” – The Guardian

 

Item description:

Artist:

Ellen Andrea Wang

Title:

Blank Out

Label:

Jazzland Recordings

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Transparent Orange 

Pressing:

Norway

Release Date:

15 Sep 2017

Genre:


Jazz, Pop

Style:

Vocal

Catalog No:

377 919 9

Condition:

New