Supersilent - 10

It’s fair to say that if you’ve never heard Norwegian band Supersilent before, you probably won’t mourn the departure of their drummer, not on this evidence anyway. Now a trio, their tenth album is as unencumbered by rhythm as it is by track titles. All of these improvised pieces fit somewhere between jazz and ambient, often sounding like music for a lost film. Clean, soothing passages of minimal brass and background twinkling (think fellow Scandanavian, Jan Garbarek) give way to crashing piano chords, Lynch-style rumblings and sudden abstract noise that could be the warm up for Leatherface’s chain saw. Obviously not for everyone, but those with patience should find it rewarding.

Overall

6

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