Reviews

"The Gothenburgian drummer William Soovik's peculiar mix of free jazz, rock and melancholy is hardly calculated, but feels very genuine. And his band is exellent!"

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- Johannes Cornell (William Soovik Grand Finale - Album review, Dagens Nyheter, 12-08-2018)

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"This is good. Really good!"

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- Jonas Persson (William Soovik Grand Finale - Interview and review, Det Tornas Rymd, 03-08-2018)

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"The songs thread through shifting dynamics, with some tracks fairly sprinting through the room, others almost motionless which adds to the magical mystery ride of the album which holds the attention throughout its approximately fifty three minutes of duration".

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- Tim (Peace On Earth - Album review, emergingindiebands.com, 16-01-2018)   

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"...I like 'Silent Killer' because it is distinct and original, intense in its delivery, and so full of ambition and musical ideas that I take great joy in getting totally immersed in it".

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- Andy (Peace On Earth - Album review, Nordic Music Review, 18-01-2018)

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"...The Swedish trio pull off an impressive feat with striking fluidity and connection between tracks in a way that makes the album more like one massive piece only split up by album titles. Bookended by quiet solitude and beautiful chaos, Silent Killer is full of songs that display razor sharp precision and detail".

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- Joey Smith (Peace On Earth - Album review, Soundchips, 28-02-2018)

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"Nice music with a peculiar sound"

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- Jan Strand (Bone Machine - Album review, Orkesterjournalen, 03-10-2016)

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"A beautiful, contemplative peace of music"

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- Leif Wigh (La Fuite - Album review, Orkesterjornalen, 16-01-2017)

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"Nighty Night' immediately gained my attention with fabulous vocals that tease out so much more than just the lyrics, and interact so well with an equally distinct and pleasing soundtrack."

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- Beehive Candy (Black Dough - Single review, beehivecandy.com, 11-02-2017)

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"Seemingly meant to evoke an existential howl into the void, the video also forces the viewer into the same emotional space of the song".

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- William Ruben Helms (Black Dough - Single review, joyofviolentmovement.com, 09-05-2017)

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"On recent single “Nighty Night,” the band combines their jazz and experimental rock inclinations to create a shivering landscape where sounds pounce and withdraw, a hesitant but dangerous place where sudden movements can lead to inexplicable experiences".

 

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- Joshua Pickard (Black Dough - Single review, nooga.com, 26-05-2017)

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"As an old Lydia Lunch fan, it's easy to drink in the music that Black Dough presents on their record Freaky Family. The darkness is there, the dirt and the will to experiment that makes each song interesting".

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- Robert Ryttman (Black Dough - Album review, Zero Magazine, 20-07-2017)

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"It's liberating, crazy and fascinating"

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- Tobias Magnusson (Water Boogie System - Album review, Göteborgs Fria, 30-03-2017)

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"You have to listen to this!! Water Boogie System and their new record Year of Silver.

It's elegant and full of attitude and the word mixture springs to mind a lot, when I'm trying to describe their music..."

"...This band mixes freely in the musical pot. The music is jumpy and syncopated, warm and jazzy, cooly avant garde and artsy and humourus. There are smooth, jazzy bass lines, syntpop gestures and free jazz tendencies but first and foremost: It's Water Boogie System in all their glory!"

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- Jonas Persson (Water Boogie System - Album review, Det Tornas Rymd, 20-04-2017)

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"...To me though 'Year of Silver' is inventive, imaginative and pretty extraordinary, performed by evidently outstanding musicians, and the album is so full of complexities that it makes it interesting to listen to over and over".

 

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- Andy (Water Boogie System - Album Review, Nordic Music Review, 21-04-2017)

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"The first one is led by Maciej Garbowski on double bass, with Piotr Damasiewicz on trumpet and William Soovik as drummer. It is a brilliant journey into free improvisation, with the three instruments coloring space with broad sweeps or refined details, going deep into uncharted emotional territories, with sounds that are at times as liberating as they are oppressive, full of anguish and anxiety, or with blasts of joy, it is hard to tell, with other sentiments in between, the things without words but all too real, the feelings that are beyond expression in everyday life but who get their moment here, weird and wild, and so sensitive and moving and true. That is the 'sixth sense' of the title, revealing what can not be understood, and the way this trio does it is absolutely magnificent, compelling from beginning to end, and without exaggeration one of the most fascinating trumpet trios I've heard in years. What is even more to their credit is the use of their instruments, with little extended techniques, fully voiced trumpet and deep bass sounds and rustling percussion together creating an amazing listening experience. Highly recommendeed!"

 

- Stef (Maciej Garbowski Elements - album review, freejazzblog.org, 14-02-2016) 

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"With the violinist Adrian Løseth Waade in charge, the newly founded swedish/norwegian quatet took an emidiate grip from the stage and showed us some of the most fundamental values of modern jazz: interplay, creativity and playfullness".

 

"...Bone Machine dispays many of the same qualities as their predecessors, but allways with a personal twist and compared to a lot of modern, and not so modern jazz, the music never loses it's direction. Allways looking forward, in the search of new musical paths where playfullness and curiosity allways get the last word".

 

- Per Christian Rolin (Bone Machine - concert review, TA, 26-02-2015)

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"...One moment it's so beautiful that it makes me cry, the next moment it sounds like noise! The wierd thing is that what is disharmonic in one moment becomes more and more beautiful the more you listen to it. Bone Machine is allways exiting and with the bands specific instrumentation it's allways dynamic. Dynamic jazz!".

 

- Mats Palmquist (Bone Machine - album review, Lira music magazine, 19-11-2015)

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"... The most characteristic is the fact that the melodys are allways flying in every possible direction. It´s this balance between restlessness and conflict, harmony and peace that clearly states that Bone Machine has found their own place in the allready well-populated land of modern chamber jazz. Somewhere between Atomic and Team Hegdal. Works for me!".

 

- Per Christian Rolin (Bone Machine - album review, TA, 17-11-2015)

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"... The particular instrumentation of the group give Bone Machine a completely unique sound. All the members of the band has contributed with written material and they invite us to sample heartfelt, searching and playfull chamber-jazz with traces of impro and nordic influences. The title Vol. 1 lets us know that there still is more to come... Hopefully!"

 

-Tor Hammerø (Bone Machine - album review, Tor Hammerø Blogg, 09-12-2015)

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"... Greetings describes a journey, in the sense that every song becomes more and mellow and coherent then the previous one, until it ends in with incredibly peaceful song Sorti.  When listening to music that is so unique and beyond all genre-descriptions one is forced to use the ears more then ones head, which is incredibly refreshing".

 

- Anders Pihl (Water Boogie System - album review, Lira Musikmagasin, April 2014)

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