Kitty Wú" begins the album with a low, breathy sigh, as a heavy reed mimics a high register tune before evolving into a fully orchestrated and electronically manipulated pulse of breakdown and return. From this, a modal progression ascends through the wind and finally collapses into a treated vibraphone, as the skittering sound of drum 'n bass breaks play constantly in the background, only occasionally rising to the forefront of the track.
The Stix by Jaga Jazzist, released 06 May 2003 1. Kitty Wu 2. Day 3. Another Day 4. Suomi Finland 5. Aerial Bright Dark Round 6. Reminders 7. Toxic Dart 8. I Could Have Killed Him In The Sauna 9. Doppelganger 10. The Stix The Stix combines the iggery-pokery of their debut with the exuberance, warmth and fluidity of their live shows. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
The Stix (Jaga Jazzist album). The Stix is the third studio album by the Norwegian band Jaga Jazzist. All songs produced by Jørgen Træen. Recorded by Jørgen Træen in Duper, summer 2001 and in Waterfall Studio, spring 2002. Mixed by Jørgen Træen with Lars Hornveth, Martin Horntveth and Andreas Mjøs in Duper, summer 2002. Mastered by Ingar Hunskaar at Strype Audio.
Jaga Jazzist, with their second album THE STIX, continue their weirdo jazz takeover of the world. Kitty Wu," for example meanders in a dreamy soundscape. Another Day" goes kind of crazy with the electric guitar, but it works. Reminders" has with a horn section that sticks to your ribs like cholesterol; the rhythm helps get you moving to clear up the congestion. Another amazing album. Jazz keeps getting better and better.
However, Jaga Jazzist sees things differently. Jaga takes jazz to a whole different level by adding elements of cold electronica, buildups of post-rock, and the abstract time signatures of prog rock. The Stix, although not Jaga's best, is a great album showcasing the pure energy that Jaga Jazzist can create with their unique blend of styles. However, this gets tiring and one will find themselves wanting another Aerial Bright Dark Round to break up the album.
Jaga Jazzist: The Stix by AAJ Staff, published on October 7, 2003. Judging by the sound of Jaga Jazzist, you wouldn't necessarily guess it was a big band. That is, if ten players earn that classification.
Composed By [Strings] – Jørgen TræenWritten-By [Glockenspiel And Vibraphone Theme] – Jørgen MunkebyWritten-By, Composed By [Strings] – Lars Horntveth
Written-By – Martin Horntveth
Written-By – Lars Horntveth
Written-By – Lars HorntvethWritten-By [Rhodes And Vibraphone Theme] – Andreas Mjøs, Jørgen Munkeby
|5||Aerial Bright Dark Round
Composed By [Strings] – Lars HorntvethWritten-By, Composed By [Strings] – Morten Qvenild
Written-By – Lars Horntveth
Written-By – Jørgen Munkeby, Lars Horntveth
|8||I Could Have Killed Him In The Sauna
Composed By [Strings] – Jørgen TræenWritten-By [Flute Part] – Jørgen MunkebyWritten-By, Composed By [Strings] – Lars Horntveth
Written-By – Jørgen MunkebyWritten-By [Vibraphone Theme] – Mathias Eick
Written-By [Piano And Harmonica Theme] – Jørgen Munkeby, Lars Horntveth
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|BRZN-81||Jaga Jazzist||The Stix (CD, Album)||Beat Records||BRZN-81||Japan||2003|
|PRO3466||Jaga Jazzist||The Stix (CD, Album, Promo, Sli)||Warner Music Norway||PRO3466||Norway||2002|