I have long wondered what an Erik Honoré solo record would sound like. Thus, "Heliographs” is an album I've been eagerly awaiting. Additionally, as a certified Punktoholic, I have been aware that I was not alone in this regard.
[EDIT: In the newly established tradition of transparency: I am actually a member of the "Punkt family" (I have been a Punkt Festival MC a couple of times, and have worked in the background with some the best people I know). However, if I didn't feel about this album as I did when I wrote it, and continue to do, this article would never have been written.]
The album's personnel includes Eivind Aarset, Sidsel Endresen, and Ingar Zach, all regular Punkt Festival participants, and Jeffrey Bruinsma, violinist, 25% of Zapp4, the Dutch improvising string quartet, and now new Punkt alumnus. Of course, given the smorgasbord of sampling opportunities available ...