Always ready to bend and tweak musical formulas, Jaga Jazzist frontman Lars Horntveth has announced a follow-up to his 2004 debut solo album–and it's a single track long.
Joined by 34 string players, three percussionists, a harpist, flute player, and trombone player (all of whom are collectively known as the Latvian National Orchestra), the Norwegian producer–who started Jagga Jazzist at the tender age of 15–has crafted a 37-minute-long trip through about 20 different musical moods on Kaleidoscopic. He's citing everyone from Stereolab to Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann as influences for the album, if that's anything to go by. The album drops January 27 on Smalltown Supersound.
Photo by Andreas Froland.