Ligro, Dictionary 3, 2015
As the title so clearly reflects, this is instalment 3 of the Dictionary albums by Ligro. Still with the same players as on their previous one, and, still as challenging.
This album holds 5 tracks, of which 4 clock over the 10 minute mark, with the whole of the album closing down after 63 minutes. I deliberately say tracks because once again this feels to me as spontaneous jams that were recorded on the spot. Which also says that the guys have lost nothing of their will to experiment, and neither stopped developing as musicians.
From whisper soft to really loud, from groovy to freaky, this is not for the faint of heart.
No doubt about the skills of these musicians. And even while I am tempted to think I sometimes start to understand this, the free styled, avant jazz of the trio will not be everyone’s cup of tea. Okay, track 1, Bliker, with special guest Ade Irawan on keyboards (who is an 18 year old phenomenon) is more accessible, and there are moments here and there that are a bit more easy on the ears. But overall you really have to be into this to be able to enjoy it. Which probably says more about my listening skills than about the quality on offer 😉