Christian Wallumrød - Pianokammer


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SCORE: 2 HUZZAH!*
Lots of finely played piano with great atmospherics to make for a great first solo album.


This is Christian Wallumrød`s first solo release, which he also produces and is released on Norway`s Hubro label.

 

The album is recorded on a variety of grand piano`s showing off his different styles, maybe each piano was chosen or influenced each piece.

 

The music here varies from the catchy playfulness of `Hoksang` to the dark melancholic opener `Fahrkunst` set in an almost distant church organ drone, drifting in and out. `Second Fahrkust` could almost be by Sakamoto with its here and there sparse notes that reverb into silence. `School of Ecofisk` sees each separate high note echo and fade away to a darker place followed by rapid tinkling’s sounding like ice rain landing. `Lassome` ends the album with a slower jazz- blues almost boogie rhythm.

 

Lots of finely played piano with great atmospherics to make for a great first solo album.

 

A short album at around 40 minutes but a very enjoyable time.


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