Various Artists - Mathias Modica presents Kraut Jazz FuturismKryptox
In recent years Berlin has become a musical hotspot for creative musicians, specifically for electronic music. It's time to make room for Jazz as well. Mathias Modica's "Kraut Jazz Futurism" is proof of that. The sixteen track compilation features the emerging talent on the German scene showcasing their home grown influences. Karl Hector and The Malcouns might be the most familiar among the bands on this disc. Their brand of Krautrock: groove drenched afrobeat rhythms are on display here with "Orange Man". The Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra are an impressive 20 piece international collective led by Berlin composer Daniel Glatzel. "J Schleia" is a dynamic eleven minute odyssey that glides through various styles ranging from jazz to classical. "Free" (Get Yourself Together) is infectious psychedelic jazz rock by the Torben Unit band. "The Flood" is filled with cinematic soundscapes and classical arrangements courtesy of saxophonist and Composer Ralph Heidel. As far as compilations go this is an absolute gem that offers something for everyone. You'll feel as though you've entered a portal into a blossoming musical community. Enjoy your stay, you won't be disappointed.
Reg Dancy, 01/20