Bendik Giske – Cracks (Smalltown Supersound, LP/digital)

The saxophonist Bendik Giske moves musically between the realms of contemporary and advanced club music. His second album »Cracks« reflects these interests on the production side alone: together with producer André Bratten, he not only resorted to instrumental techniques such as circular breathing for the recordings, but also used the full range of available studio technology. The end result is an impressively sophisticated album, in whose thick soundscapes Giske's expressive playing is perfectly staged.