Unabashedly baring his soul to the world, Christof Spanring gifts Jamendo with its greatest ever straight jazz instrumentation. There is nothing quite like the earnest, raw sonogram of life as you'll find in this record. It is umatched in passion and exuberance, effectively penetrating our pop malaise with its unedited truths. And I hope others will follow in the wake Christof creates...
Having listened to the first track . . I fell in love with its charm .. . that trumpet and unique, poetic, experimental jazz. Oh . . . I am amazed at how much diversity there is in music . .. whenever I feel jaded and beginning to be bored listening to music here on Jamendo . .. I run into something new . . . or actually I try someone different . . and then I am diverted by the raw newness . . . the ingenuity . . . the creativity . . . the amazing development of art in each individual musician . . . taking unique and artistic turns that I never would have thought of. .. .
Art is like a lake of water . . . it fills . .. it flows . . . it is and always will be . ..
it changes and morphs and becomes another form . . its needed and desired by nearly every living creature . . and its dangerous . ..
Music is as unique as humans are diverse . . . every time I think of that . .. I feel this strange frisson . . . almost a fear in regards to our great distance from each other .. . . One human from the other . . .how peerless and special each person is . .. and then to think that the same follows into the arts .. .. each individuals' inimitable production, art, creativity . .. nobody exactly the same (and I believe that everyone has an art) . . . there is so much room for difference . . . It deserves a poem but I don't really feel like making a poem tonight . . .
Instead . . . I will listen to 135 minutes of incredible experimental free style jazziness which will blow my mind . .. and maybe give me hallucinations . .. but it is strangely comforting and I need that today . . . Take "Niels" for instance .. a track that begins to sound like a cross between a horse and a bird . . . so weird actually but very appealing . .. I have never heard anything like this . .. what an exciting experience.