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Borrowing the groove of house and techno and steeped in the trumpet stylings of late period Miles Davis, Nils Petter Molvaer creates an intoxicating blend of sounds on Khmer. Respecting the boundaries of no genre, Molvaer fully realizes the potential of jazz fusion with his forays into ambient soundscapes informed by the latest UK drum’n'bass and trip-hop, exports, while firmly grounded in jazz technique. There is also a strong Middle Eastern and Indian vibe running through Khmer that is most apparent on “Access/Song of Sand I”. Khmer is not just for jazz aficionados, but also for fans of the experimental electronica of Underworld, Orbital, Aphex Twin, and The Orb.

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Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.


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11 Dec 2006
Very nice trumpeter, tape loop conductor, virtuoso of "effects" and electronica, Norse lord of hypnotic realms.
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