Wednesday, May 24, 2017

FINLAND: Jonne Taavitsainen Threedom - "Leap of faith" (Ozella 2017)

Drummer Jonne Taavitsainen loves trios. At the same time, he strongly dislikes conformity. And so both his formations, Lithium and Threedom, are taking the classic jazz format to its outer-most borders. Threedom especially is an atmospheric, almost trance-like affair, in which every note is as carefully reflected upon as it is placed. The band's debut album Leap of Faith creates a deep journey from this rich and mesmerising sound, leading the listener into equally comforting and unsettling territory. This is right where Threedom feel most at home: After four years of intense songwriting and touring, the band have finally found where they belong.