On January 30th, 2015, Jazzland releases the second album from Mopti, and this time the group are taking things to a whole new level.
Baksaas, turntablist and laptop musician, demonstrated through remixes
of Mopti's album "Logic" that a collaboration might just be a great idea
… In summer 2014, Mopti & Bendik Baksaas became a living reality at
the Molde Jazz Festival. With Baksaas fully integrated into the band,
they continued to explore the limitless possibilities the new combo had
to offer, gradually mapping out a whole new world of their own.
& Pieces" is an avant-garde album where the band have begun by
challenging themselves, first and foremost, in the combination of
contemporary jazz and experimental hip-hop, and this challenge is passed
on to the listener in equal measure, a whole world of groove, mayhem,
freedom, funk, soul, jazz, blinding lights and light-swallowing shadows
to explore. There are moments of fanciful whimsy here, but also moments
that feel downright dangerous. It's almost an album worth putting on
safety gear before listening to!
MOPTI & BENDIK BAKSAAS:
Harald Lassen - saxofoner, vok.
Kristoffer Eikrem - trompet
David Aleksander Sjølie - gitar, vok.
Christian Meaas Svendsen - bass
Andreas Wildhagen - trommer
Bendik Baksaas – DJ