Album Review : Adam Moezinia’s ‘ Folk Element Trio’ – A Sonic Travelogue

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“We work really hard , we try and make it better .  We lose ourselves ,  we give up , we go mad and then you find the gold at the end of the rainbow. Just when you think everything’s lost, and you’ve lost your own mind, that’s when you know you’ve then come to the end of the road.  “ Ross …

When it comes to top-notch conservatoires where fusing classical training into jazz intersect, Denmark, and I would venture the Netherlands, hold a strong reputation for supporting that kind of nuanced and classical sound. The debut album of a very young and talented Danish quartet quintet, Otooto, led by trumpeter Jonas Due and saxophonist Oilly Wallace …

Bristol experimental jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble debut their expansive new album Visions of Light. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 debut A State of Flow, garnered the band much deserve praise from the likes of The Guardian, Mojo, The Wire and select presenters across BBC 6Music. Their sophomore record is a clear shift in direction with a focus on expanding what the …

After a year of aimlessly making plans, wether it be work or personal , has proven to be exhausting given the world pandemic. So to finally have an opportunity to not make plans, as things start to open up in the world is a sign of relief. So is the brand new track ‘ No …

There is a need to begin this review with a direct quote from its band leader, saxophonist Arnaud Guichard : “This record is dedicated to all the victims of sexual violences in DRC and to Dr. Denis Mukwege and his team who work hard at restoring the pride and dignity of all the victims of …

I find myself constantly amazed by the ever impressive David Grohl. Whether you’re a fan or not, whether you supported his musicianship as part of Nirvana or Foo Fighters, he clearly is a musician who knows his strengths and will stop at nothing to challenge his own potential and deliver something that’s authentically his. He’s …

It’s inspiring to witness a rise in conscious music, and I don’t just mean the trend in improvised, free music, in the worlds of jazz, electronica and your almost traditional free improv format. I’m referring to a carefully crafted and consciously aware song form that literally focuses on highlighting community and raising our energies to …

New York based guitarist Adam Moezinia first debut album ,’Folk Element Trio’ is what we at Backseat Mafia have suspected it would be , after premiering its single ‘Celebration’ last month : a triumphant celebration. It is a union of global folk traditions featuring elements of Beninese, Malian, Welsh and American folk music in a contemporary …

ENCOURAGED by the international success of her award-winning and Grammy-nominated album Punisher, the phenomenal Phoebe Bridgers has set out and reworked four tracks off the album into a vinyl release, Copycat Killer. It’s a move seldom seen by singer-songwriters, at least not this early in their career, and on first glance I’m reminded of the …

Review : 9/ 10 There’s a certain folkloric quality that’s embedded in your mind, as the music shifts from the nuanced beauty to the darker , more solemn places in between. Portland based singer -songwriter R Zak ‘s album ‘Dialects’ is truly a kind of extended passage of discovery, gentle at times then suddenly haunting …