Yugen is a duo that makes experimental jazz combined with world music, folk and whatever feels needed Marthe Lea and Hakon Aase created a self titled release. “Yugen” is out now.
Listening to this music is a process that requires some imagination. It is ride with your emotions where the band shows no fear for the darkness. “Unis” for example is one that flirts with the eerie. A track that has something to it that draws your attention. Perhaps it is one of the most clear speaking songs on this release.
With their choice of instruments they are most often diverse, creating depth into a sound that more than once could be seen a bit minimalistic in its experimental phase even.
If the two are leaning towards one direction at one point they can easily bend it around towards an opposite and do this process so fluently that you hardly notice it. A trip that shows you diverse sights, a journey in music that flows easily. Here and there some surprises, but it always leans back to their own idea. “Yugen” is truly thrilling for the likers of this kind of music but will perhaps capture a wider audience when it reaches them.
Marthe Lea – Sax,Vocal, Guitar,Percussion
Hakon Aase – Violin,Harmonium, Kantele, Percussion
Mats Eilertsen – Bass
2 Blå Kamel
4 Csalfa Sugár
8 Refuge Prayer