Linus + Okland/van Heertum/zach
Light As Never
On light as never, the second album by this constellation and the fifth by Linus overall, one no longer hears a meeting of different worlds, but rather the creation of a new one. A world where the blending of Scandinavian fiddle-tunes, abstract electronic soundscapes, meditatively repeating melodies and jazz-inspired free improv is no longer an experiment, but simply a state of mind. From the joyful interplay of playful to the serenity of ostinato, the microtonal alienation of affirms nothing to the wide-eyed energy of conway, the almost bluesy warmth of light as never to the cold emptiness of echo, nothing about these connections feels contrived. They simply represent a new outlook on improvised music.