Aki Himanen, Aleksi Kinnunen
Dawn Drops
Jazz-o-Tech, 2021

March 2, 2021

Dawn Drops is the second album by Aki Himanen and Aleksi Kinnunen.

Jazz-o-Tech is a Berlin-based label specializied in Techno Jazz, a European movement born from the work of jazz musicians and techno producers. It’s characterized by the harmonic and improvisational freedom of jazz superimposed on grooves and sounds (often very original ) of techno producers.

 

 

Dawn Drops is the label’s fifteenth production and the EP features two Finnish musicians: Aki Himanen on trumpet and electronics and Aleksi Kinnunen on drums (with two remixes by PEG and Polygonia). Himanen and Kinnunen have been collaborating since 2019 and had previously released the album Scapes together in 2020.

The music is liquid, with sound layers that overlap seamlessly, almost a soundtrack without images (the title track is emblematic in this sense). Sounds, dynamics, fluidity in the narrative of the songs are the strong point of a particularly original and innovative album, as were the other productions of the Berlin label.

If you love Techno-Jazz Dawn Drops is a must have record; if you don’t know it yet, it’s a great way to get into it.
(EM)

 

 

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Aki Himanen, Aleksi Kinnunen Dawn Drops Jazz-o-Tech 2021

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