The white vinyl edition comes in a quantity of only 100. Both vinyl editions come with a CD.
Arve Henriksen is a major representative of a golden generation of Norwegian jazz musicians. This is his ninth solo album (eight on Rune Grammfon and one on ECM), he has also released a dozen albums as a founder member of Supersilent and appears on well over a hundred records by artists like David Sylvian, Jon Balke, Trygve Seim, Imogen Heap, Arild Andersen and many more. With "Towards Language" trumpeter Arve Henriksen is back with his trusted long time musical partners Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Arve first collaborated with the pair on the much loved and highly praised "Chiaroscuro" (2004), Arve´s second album, and later on "Cartography" (ECM 2008) and "Places Of Worship" (2013). Also an important part of the line-up is Eivind Aarset, the ECM associated guitarist extraordinaire.
The white vinyl edition comes in a quantity of only 100.
It´s about time that one of the absolute classics in our catalogue is finally available as a separate vinyl edition (it can also be found in the Solidification box set). Originally released in 2004, "Chiaroscuro" was Arve´s second solo album, it was hailed by critics everywhere and remains one of our most popular releases. Here are some quotes from back then:
If music is measured solely on its spiritual impact, then ”Chiaroscuro” is clearly a strong contender for album of the year. Allaboutjazz (US)
A profound and singularly moving statement. BBC Online (UK)
Certainly, this beautiful CD is the first recording to make me cry in a very long time. The Wire (UK)
It's an extraordinary record now squatting my cd machine like a gentle dogkicker. Beautiful. Straight No Chaser (UK)
One of the most telling and significant records in new Norwegian music in a long time. Dagsavisen (NO)
I haven´t heard music this beautiful in a long time. A complete, organic, focused expression from beginning to end. 6/6. VG (NO)