Vulture Forest pressinfo (English version below)

VULTURE FOREST / ”VULTURE FOREST” – Microtone Records MTR21

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Vulture Forest botaniserar i gränslandet mellan lycka och melankoli, mellan stillhet och oro. Detta återspeglas i titelspåret på albumet, Vulture Forest – ett ode till skogen, men relaterar också till vår tids ofrånkomligt hektiska tillvaro. Låten består av en meditativ gitarrmelodi som kontrasteras av ett aggressivt ackompanjemang från trumpet, trummor och bas.

Låten Flere Lysår Væk uttrycker en liknande önskan om ett inre lugn men här smälter de olika instrumenten samman i en drömlik, nästan naiv känsla.

Vulture Forest strävar efter att skapa djup och innerlig musik baserad på ett förtroendefullt samspel mellan musikerna som tillåter spontanitet, lekfullhet och ger varje medlem utrymme att uttrycka sina idéer.

”For most of Vulture Forest’s new self-titled album, you’ll probably wonder where exactly the band falls on the jazz spectrum. In my view, the quartet crafts ambient jazz so beautiful that it’s sometimes on the verge of resembling post-rock with the addition of trumpet. I mean this in the best way possible, too — every moment of Vulture Forest is an alluring blend of emotional atmospheres, sometimes leaning toward melancholia while mostly remaining at a level of awing tranquility. The band must have truly mastered the art of patience to so delicately unravel these compositions across a completely still sonic plane. If Miles Davis enlisted a guitarist for Kind of Blue and slowed down the final tapes to a delicate crawl, it’d probably sound a lot like Vulture Forest.”
– heavyblogisheavy.com

”There are times on Vulture Forest when the Amsterdam-based quartet seem ready to break into a Nordic jazz tranquility.  In fact, opening track “Flere Lysår Væk” gives every indication of it with its initial volley of melodic serenity.  But gradually the trio settles into a more general style of European Jazz, where a certain cinematic melodicism is achieved in a rhythmic environment that sits on the periphery of swing and the attitude of cool blues.” – Birdistheworm.com

Vulture Forest består av fyra personer som har sin bas i Amsterdam. Medlemmarna träffades på Konservatoriet där de alla studerade jazz på sina respektive instrument. Debutalbumet spelades in i november 2016 och under våren och sommaren 2017 kommer bandet ge konserter i Holland, Slovenien, Sverige och Danmark.

Vulture Forest är:
Kristoffer Vejslev (DK) – gitarr och kompositioner
Luka Benčič (SLO) – bas
James McClure (ZA)– trumpet
Love Ekenberg (SE) – trummor

För mer info vänligen kontakta:
vultureforestmusic@gmail.com eller Dan Persson, Solid State Music, 0760-44 30 55

Pressbilder (foto: Ursula Blix, anges vid publicering)
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Fr v: Love Ekenberg, Luka Benčič, Kristoffer Vejslev, James McCLure

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Fr v: James McClure, Luka Benčič, Kristoffer Vejslev, Love Ekenberg
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Vulture Forest delves in the borderlands between the blissful and the melancholic, the calm and the anxious. This is echoed in their self titled song, Vulture Forest – an ode to the forest, yet also a reference to the inescapable busy life of our century. It consists of a meditative guitar melody contrasted by an aggressive accompaniment from the trumpet, drums and bass. The tune Flere Lysår Væk expresses a similar wish for inner calm but here the musicians all blend together in a dreamlike, almost naive environment.

Vulture Forest strives to create truly honest music using a trusted bond created amongst the musicians that permits spontaneity, playfulness and gives each musician plenty of space to express their ideas.

”For most of Vulture Forest’s new self-titled album, you’ll probably wonder where exactly the band falls on the jazz spectrum. In my view, the quartet crafts ambient jazz so beautiful that it’s sometimes on the verge of resembling post-rock with the addition of trumpet. I mean this in the best way possible, too — every moment of Vulture Forest is an alluring blend of emotional atmospheres, sometimes leaning toward melancholia while mostly remaining at a level of awing tranquility. The band must have truly mastered the art of patience to so delicately unravel these compositions across a completely still sonic plane. If Miles Davis enlisted a guitarist for Kind of Blue and slowed down the final tapes to a delicate crawl, it’d probably sound a lot like Vulture Forest.”
– heavyblogisheavy.com

”There are times on Vulture Forest when the Amsterdam-based quartet seem ready to break into a Nordic jazz tranquility. In fact, opening track “Flere Lysår Væk” gives every indication of it with its initial volley of melodic serenity.  But gradually the trio settles into a more general style of European Jazz, where a certain cinematic melodicism is achieved in a rhythmic environment that sits on the periphery of swing and the attitude of cool blues.” – Birdistheworm.com  

Vulture Forest consists of four people who have their base in Amsterdam. The members met at the Conservatory where they all studied jazz on their respective instruments. The debut album ”Vulture Forest” was recorded late in the fall 2016 and in the spring and summer of 2017 the band will give concerts in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden and Denmark.

Vulture Forest:
Kristoffer Vejslev (DK) – guitar and compositions
Luka Bencic (SLO) – double bass
James McClure (ZA) – trumpet
Love Ekenberg (SE) – drums

For more info please contact:
vultureforestmusic@gmail.com or Dan Persson at Solid State Music, + 46 760-44 30 55