The new project by Michel Delville (Doubt + many other projects) takes us into his usual world of dense jazz.
Michel is a superb guitarist who uses the plank to create sounds than really playing it in the traditional sense. He rarely breaks into traditional solos and riff-o-ramas. Not on this album where his guitar is used to lay down heavy industrial landscapes. The woodwinds is used in a much more traditional jazz settings.
That very much describes this album. Michel Delville's industrial landscapes meets traditional jazz and avant garde jazz. I guess that is what differenciates this project from his other projects.
The musicianship is excellent. The same goes for the sound.
I am by no means a jazz expert. I am just dipping my toes into jazz now and then. But I am being drawn more and more towards jazz, I have to admit. And I like this album. It is good at times. But I like the more traditional jazz melodies instead of the industrial landscapes where my attention drops off and I get a bit bored with the album. But this is by all means a good album, although not a traditional jazz album. It straddles both avant garde and jazz. It is a good album for those who seeks adventures in a musical landscape.