EXPERIENCE PSYCHEDELECTRAGLIDE SOUNDS!
TERJE RYPDAL – Odyssey
ECM 1067/68 – August 1975
Riding right up there at the top o’ the ‘GLIDE is this monumental double album of sublime sounds by Terje Rypdal – totally awesome.
Consider this music Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis channeling through John McLaughlin on Heroin at some outer space late night totally hip club on the fringes of ethereal madness and electronic bliss, with a ton o’ heavy blues, a dose of Tangerine Dream, and woozy cool laid-back sax jazz that Rolls with the Spirit of righteous Rock!
Now imagine that music stretched-out into long, languorous musical masterpieces of ten to twenty minutes each and you have the essence of Terje Rypdal’s “Odyssey”.
Smack in the middle of a decade in transition from Classic Rock to the stirrings of electronica and true jazz-fusion; “Odyssey”, by Norwegian guitarist and composer Terje Rydal, introduces a totally
unique sound of music that is at once powerful yet melancholy to the point of mesmerizing and hypnotic.
Perfectly composed to lend to soundtrack scores and used by Michael Mann in his De Niro/Pacino “Heat” film; Rypdal creates surreal Psychedelectraglide landscapes of pure adrenaline and
Please sample what’s available, as there is nothing this man has laid down that’s not worthy of repeated listenings! And Odyssey is a perfect example.
“ODYSSEY” – All compositions by Terje Rypdal:”
“Darkness Falls” – 3:33, “Midnite” – 16:45, “Adagio” – 13:16, “Better Off Without You” – 7:37, “Over Birkerot” – 4:48, “Fare Well” – 11:25, “Ballade” – 5:55, “Rolling Stone” part 1 – 23:54, “Rolling Stone”- part 2, “Rolling Stone” – part 3
. . . and with a cool bitchen-ass name like Terje Rypdal, one would expect nothing less than sonic mastery.
Terje Rypdal — guitar, synthesizer, soprano saxophone
Brynjulf Blix — organ
Torbjørn Sunde — trombone
Sveinung Hovensjø — electric bass
Svein Christiansen — drums.
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