With Reborn, its fourth recording on CAM JAZZ (the first was Time Is Now on Cam Jazz Presents) , Sun Trio gives us another valuable opportunity to travel, undisturbed, across oneiric, powerful, dreamy, mythical, colorful, blinding, soft, futuristic and also ancient sonic landscapes. Kalevi Louhivuori’s compositions and Sun Trio’s brilliant arrangements involve weaving together acoustic and electronic music, harmonic echoes still floating as new sounds flow out of the trumpet, bass or drums. Improvised? Written? Electronic or avant-garde? Don’t analyze, just sink into each stage of this intriguing route, from Creation - with its surreal, peaceful, lonely mood in which the flow of time is only marked by Olavi Louhivuori’s drums – to Reborn, the closing track that starts in a sober fashion to end with a prodigious musical riot, as if condensing the thousand sounds that become visible while listening to the eight tracks on this album. Yes, actually visible. Because Kalevi Louhivuori, Antti Lötjönen and Olavi Louhivuori’s music is evocative: of images as well as emotions and feelings. Images that, though being fanciful, surreal visions unfolding from sounds, still appear true, real, belonging to that parallel world into which only a certain kind of music can skillfully lead us.
Recorded in Helsinki on 28 - 30 September 2015 at Ambience Studio
Mixed in Helsinki on 26 - 29 October 2015 at Junkroom
Recording & mixing engineer Abdissa Mamba Assefa
Photos by Andrea Boccalini