Title - 'Theory of Everything'
Artist - Shijin
For those not in the know, the performances by Shijin can thus be experienced as a practical application of the "The Theory of Everything" in music.
Just like "The Theory of Everything", which is regarded as the Holy Grail of theories and consists of the reconciliation of infinitely large and small, the collegial musical creation by various musicians in different constellations is an exciting and complex principle.
Here on their very own Theory Of Everything new album (due out March 12th, 2021 via Music Box Publishing), Shijin offers 8 interactive pieces, which are first developed as duets, then completed by the other two musicians and finally put together into a complete format that is rarely used in jazz production: the "Concept Album".
This then combines electrical and acoustic music as well as improvisation and composition where within this particular conceptual framework, even contemporary music and traditional jazz can be reconciled.
1. 'Mystery of a White Dwarf'
2. 'Unexpected Discovery'
3. 'Golden Age'
5. 'Time Travel'
6. 'Separating Circle'
8. 'You Are Here'
9. 'Curved Wrinkles'
This really quite uniquely orchestrated new album opens with the free flowing beats of 'Mystery of a White Dwarf' and backs that up with the slow and earthy 'Unexpected Discovery,' and then we get the mid-tempo perkiness of 'Golden Age.'
Next up is the gently frenetic 'Implosion' (their second single released thus far) and the easy listening of 'Time Travel' (the first single), which is followed by the jangly 'Separating Circle,' with the album rounding out on the foot-tappin' 'You Are Here,' closing on the sterner, more forthright melodies of 'Curved Wrinkles.'
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