Thursday, June 19, 2014

Music without resolution: Bohren & Der Club of Gore

We're so accustomed to music which seeks resolution, there's something unsettling about music which withholds it. Ambiguity invites interpretation, allows a piece to hold contested meetings, contains multitudes. 

Bohren & Der Club of Gore take this principle and apply it to a genre already riddled with doubt: after-hours barfly jazz.

I've rarely heard a band so immersive - listening to them is being surrounded by fragments of film noir, built of sax, piano and Sargasso-slow rhythms, going anywhere/nowhere.

As a taste, here's Prowler, from their Sunset Mission album. 

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