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Performer: Arve Henriksen
Genre: Jazz
Title: Cartography
Country: Germany
Released: 2008
Style: Contemporary Jazz
FLAC version ZIP size: 1269 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1539 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1909 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Cartography (released 3 November 2008 in Germany on the label ECM Records – ECM 2086) is an album by Arve Henriksen. On the album Cartography, Henriksen takes us into varied soundscapes that evoke streams of images. Jan Bang – live sampling, beats programming, dictaphone, organ samples.

Trumpeter Arve Henriksen's brand of contemporary improvised music could easily be compared to ECM labelmates Jon Hassell and Nils Petter Molvær. Using the slightest of note clusters or phrases, Henriksen also surrounds himself with a certain yin-yang concept, where 180-degree polar opposites congeal without clashing.

Cartography ‎(CD, Album). ECM Records, Universal Music Classical. ECM 2086, B0012444-02. Cartography ‎(12xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-). ECM Records, ECM Records.

Listen free to Arve Henriksen – Cartography (Poverty And Its Opposite, Before And Afterlife and more). Trumpeter Arve Henriksen's brand of contemporary improvised music could easily be compared to ECM labelmates Jon Hassell and Nils Petter Molvær.

Arve Henriksen came at jazz sideways, honing his singular voice as a session player- with David Sylvian's Nine Horses, Christian Wallumrød, Supersilent, and many others- and through a series of fine, ambient-tinged albums for the Rune Grammofon label. These were tricky, seductively spare works that got at jazz by outlining jazz-shaped holes. Cartography, Henriksen's first album for the serious-business jazz label ECM, is an ambitious showcase for his exotic syntax: Notes float on cushions of air or clang like lead; they sigh, squeak in distress, bleat, and taper off into thin shrieks. When ravishingly full tones break out from the baroque constraints, the effect is devastating. Henriksen plays the way Ian Curtis sang: A rough-and-ready yet wounded voice, always on the verge of cracking with emotion.

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. Over several summers Trio Mediaeval and trumpeter Arve Henriksen spent many days together by the beautiful Dalsfjorden on the Norwegian west coast, and it was there that most of the music for this recording was born.

Arve Henriksen: Cartography by AAJ Italy Staff, published on October 27, 2008. Il timbro della sua tromba ha ammaliato e fatto brillare diverse produzioni ECM, fino ad arrivare a questo Cartography che dovrebbe consacrare Arve Henriksen presso un pubblico più vasto. Album di intensa vena poetica e spontanea creatività, muove i suoi passi in un ambito difficile da definire, con paesaggi sonori a cavallo tra le musiche per film e la contemporanea colta. Opera giocata su accostamenti timbrici, rielaborazioni live e registrazioni in studio, mostra grande maturità e competenza, e non solo tecnica strumentale.

Arve Henriksen may play the trumpet, but in reality he is what the late Gil Evans once called Miles Davis - "a sound innovator". Not only does the Norwegian extract sounds that are quite unlike anything you've ever heard from his instrument - one moment a Japanese shakuhachi flute, the next plumbing the depths of Middle Earth with a basso profundo rumble - but he also uses his voice in extraordinary ways, inspired by the throat singing of Tibet and the Scandinavian Sami peoples. Yet on his fourth album, Henriksen is much more than a one-man department of surreal sounds. This is Henriksen's first album for ECM, although he has played on records by some of its other artists. Cartography, represents an impressive leap of faith by ECM, long seen as a bastion of acoustic rectitude. Ultimately, the means that Henriksen uses to achieve his musical ends are less important than the ends themselves.


Poverty And Its Opposite 5:35
Before And Afterlife 6:43
Migration 5:41
From Birth 2:44
Ouija 2:40
Recording Angel 6:23
Assembly 3:55
Loved One 4:04
The Unremarkable Child 2:04
Famine’s Ghost (4:28)
Part One
Part Two
Thermal 2:27
Sorrow And Its Opposite 4:29


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ECM 2086, 178 0116 Arve Henriksen Cartography ‎(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2086, 178 0116 Germany 2008
ECM 2086, B0012444-02 Arve Henriksen Cartography ‎(CD, Album) ECM Records, Universal Music Classical ECM 2086, B0012444-02 US 2008
ECM 2086, 178 0116 Arve Henriksen Cartography ‎(12xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2086, 178 0116 Germany 2009
ECM 2086, 274 7596 Arve Henriksen Cartography ‎(2xLP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2086, 274 7596 Germany 2011