“Fluku” is the newest avant-garde jazz album released by “PNL Records” only a few days ago – on October 13. The album was recorded by famous improvisers ensemble “Large Unit” which is formed of many original and innovative jazz masters – Julie Kjær (alto saxophone, flute), Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (Bb clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone), Kristoffer Berre Alberts – (alto and tenor saxophone), Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Mats Äleklint (trombone), Per Åke Holmlander (tuba), Ketil Gutvik (electric guitar), Tommi Keränen (electronics), Jon Rune Strøm (electric and double bass), Christian Meaas Svendsen (electric and double bass), Andreas Wildhagen (drums and percussion), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums and percussion) and Christian Brynildsen Obermayer (live sound). “Large Unit” ensemble music is dynamic, adventurous, bright, colorful and innovative. Many different music styles and genres are masterfully fused together in their compositions. The part of the most famous talented jazz masters are the members of this ensemble. Their inventive and modern experiments, unusual and stunning musical decisions, free and expressive improvising had made this ensemble one of the most famous and interesting avant-garde jazz ensemble on avant-garde jazz scene.
The music of this album has extraordinary and original sound. Wide range of various musical expressions, acoustic and electronic instruments, other music elements and playing techniques are the main elements of these compositions. The musical pattern of all compositions is made of various music styles and genres synthesis – avant-garde jazz, bebop, post-bop, some of traditional jazz elements, afro-american music intonations, various rock and experimental music styles and many other elements are essentially combined together in one composition. Expressive and aggressive, very sharp or silent and soft – acoustic instruments solos are very dynamic and effective pieces of this album. These solos are mixed with electronics, live sounds and electro-acoustic instruments. The combination between these absolutely different elements make original and extraordinary sound. Sharp and dissonance chords, long and separate sounds, dynamic and variable rhythmic, expressive and interesting solos, repetitive melodic and rhythmic elements, high variety of percussion instruments are the main and most important elements which form the musical pattern. The musicians also like to experiment – innovative and interesting musical experiments give colorful and versatile sound to the album. Extended playing techniques, traditional and innovative ways of playing extract and produce wide range of unusual sounds and timbres. The musicians are creating interesting and dynamic sound which is based on contrasts and concepts – joyful, playful and emotional episodes are connected with sharp, aggressive, loud and powerful collective improvisations which are the most effective episodes of the album. There also are some calm and subtle episodes with soft and slow solos and lyrical mood. All these episodes gently fit rogether with collective improvisations which are the most effective and important places of the album. The musicians demonstrate their own and unique playing style, free and adventurous improvising, expressive and vital solos and create dynamic sound. Wide range of playing techniques, musial expresions, characters and moods, masterful and outstanding improvising of talented and experienced jazz masters create original, dynamic and interesting sound of this album compositions.