Oddjob – Kong (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:57 minutes | 487 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Outnote Records
Everything Oddjob undertakes turns to gold; an observation that has resulted, since 2002, in three Grammy Awards, a Manifest Galan Music Award and a Grand Prix de lAcadémie Charles Cros, rewarding five of the ten albums the group has released over the last twenty years. After the release of three thematic albums, this tenth recording, Kong, brings together for the first time in ten years the original compositions of the five members of the collective founded in 1997. The artists mold atmospheric music, allowing each individual personality to emerge while maintaining an implacable group dynamic. Smart grooves and incursions into electronics give this recording a sonic texture as rich as it is creative, as delicate as it is multifaceted, brushing against mysteriously captivating landscapes. But it is also and above all the unique working method, on the borderline between science and jazz, between rock and contemporary music, capable of organizing its sound with an almost mathematical approach, that marks out this quintet as one of the most audacious combos on the Scandinavian jazz scene.
The Swedish quintet Oddjob has long since become an irreplaceable classic of the local jazz scene. The compositions are bold, heroic and a declaration of love to life. The momentum of untamed emotion leaves no audience untouched. Anyone who has experienced the Swedes live will immediately understand why the group has already won numerous awards in various countries. Their children’s project „Jazzo“ in particular has been a huge success and has earned several awards. With their album Kong, released on Headspin Records in 2019, the group is taking a break from theme-based LPs for the first time in 10 years and presents a record that they have composed themselves throughout.
1. Oddjob – Druidens Flaska
2. Oddjob – Kali Ma
3. Oddjob – Feathers and Bells
4. Oddjob – Kong
5. Oddjob – The Carpenter
6. Oddjob – L’Est
7. Oddjob – Folding the Old Man
8. Oddjob – Bon