elsewhere – Byggesett Orchestra

Recorded live in February 2019 in Mönchengladbach at NoWatt Studios as part of a unique live performance in front of a selected audience.

An instrumental album in the field of tension between electronics, minimal, jazz, drone, Canterbury. Music from the foggy Lower Rhine plain.

Now, being at the same time more receptive than ever to musical influences while standing aloof of all constraints related to music and content, and thus, effectively caught between two stools, Byggesett Orchestra have made themselves quite at home in this purview.

An interplay of ambient jazz, which remains a vital cornerstone of their approach, and new influences (Terry Riley, Emeralds, Editions Mego, Kranks, Stars Of The Lid, Fripp/Eno, Canterbury) fuel the creation of a sound which is mature, protean and at peace with itself. Hypnotic, dark and forcefully bone-dry drones, elegant loops, minimal sound layers and free-form riffs clash with radically structured passages, heavy soundscapes and driving percussions, creating jagged panoramas of sound while orchestrating all disparate parts together to form a pyrothechnic melange.