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Tim Strathus Incredible work! Free and swinging, complex and accessible at the same time. With some heavy and spiritual vocal and string arrangements and a decent 60s feel. A real soundtrack vibe for your home listening pleasure. I really love this record and appreciate this masterful craftsmanship. Would be exciting to hear this live.
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Lo Ve Ko Ma 02:49
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Croydon Koma 02:31
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Koma Krig 03:34
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Flamman 03:30
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Lake Koma 03:12
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Koma Rail 02:07
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Närhet 04:33
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Koma Fred 02:41
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Saxo Chop 02:03
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Clos Eko 01:07
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Koma Camu 01:57

about

Petter Eldh's explosive ensemble Koma Saxo continues their adventures with a new album "Koma West", out on We Jazz Records, 18 March 2022. The album sees Koma Saxo expand on their previous sound with the addition of vocalist Sofia Jernberg and a strong cast of featured artists, including cellist Lucy Railton, violinist Maria Reich, pianist Kit Downes and accordionist Kiki Eldh (Petter's mom!). The hard-hitting key quintet remains, including Eldh on bass and assorted instruments, Christian Lillinger on drums, plus saxophonists Otis Sandsjö (of Y-OTIS), Jonas Kullhammar and Mikko Innanen bringing the SAXO to the KOMA operation.

At 14 tracks, "Koma West" is a full menu of monumental compositional ideas that could spawn entire albums. True to his chop & go production style, Eldh relies on continuous movement while presenting another all killer no filler program taking Koma Saxo on a sonic outing not quite like anything that had previously appeared under the band's name. That being said, there's very much the Petter Eldh touch here, one which might be hard to pinpoint and verbalise, but nevertheless a recognisable style of composing, producing and arranging.

Thematically, the album is rooted in the West Coast of Sweden, where Eldh grew up – he's from a tiny town called Lysekil. There's a thread of Swedish folk song tradition that has been part of the Koma Saxo DNA from the get-go and you can hear that here as well, especially on cuts such as "Närhet", beautifully sung by Sofia Jernberg.

Petter Eldh says:

"In a way, it's a concept album and a celebration of the Swedish West Coast. The first single is called 'Koma Kaprifol', and kaprifol is the landscape flower of Bohuslän on the West coast, where I grew up. I'm not too wild about attaching strong narratives to my music but there's no way around it this time. The oysters, a common snack around the coast, are a strong conceptual presence here. Anyway, they seem to pop up here and there quite often already thus far in the Koma Saxo narrative, even though it's not always so obvious. Koma Vocals! Koma Strings! I love the presence of Sofia Jernberg here and I love writing string arrangements, too, although I never thought I would do it for Koma, but of course, Koma should have some strings, why not?. Koma Saxo should and can become anything."

credits

released March 18, 2022

Petter Eldh - Double Bass, Sampler, Piano, Percussion
Sofia Jernberg - Voice
Christian Lillinger - Drums
Otis Sandsjö - Tenor Saxophone, Alto Clarinet
Jonas Kullhammar - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Slide Saxophone
Mikko Innanen - Alto Saxophone, Sopranino Saxophone
Lucy Railton - Cello
Maria Reich - Violin
Kiki Eldh (the momvillain) - Accordion
Kit Downes - Piano

Produced by Petter Eldh
Executive producer Matti Nives

All compositions by Petter Eldh
except “Närhet”, written by Fritz Sjöström, arranged by Petter Eldh
Recorded at Atlantis, Stockholm, 14th of April 2021, by Niclas Lindström
Additional recordings by Petter Eldh at Koma Saxo Industries, Berlin
Some of the voice and piano additions recorded by Sofia and Kit somewhere in Europe
Kiki Eldh recorded by Petter Eldh at Mountain Man Studios, Lysekil
Mixed by Petter Eldh at Koma Saxo Industries, Berlin
Mastered by Martin Ruch at CONTROL ROOM BERLIN
Design by Matti Nives

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