Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Eberhard Weber - Fluid Rustle (1979)


Previously on Opium Hum:
The Colours of Chloë (1974)
Pendulum (1993)

Another phenomenal album of ambient jazz from Eberhard Weber. There are no drums on Fluid Rustle -- just a pillowy haze of vibraphone, marimba, balalaika, guitar, and wordless female vocals, with Weber's double bass at the center. Gorgeous, haunting, and infinitely soothing.

Track listing:
1. Quiet Departure
2. Fluid Rustle
3. A Pale Smile
4. Visible Thoughts

On a white horse

10 comments:

  1. Some of the best album Weber & Co ever recorded. Truly works of art.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know, I really love this one -- glad that you do, too!

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    2. btw link may be down on this one, i used to have trouble with sendspace...

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  2. Yo Tim, thanks for this... you got any early Bill Frisell solo stuff in that ECM bag of yours? Titles like "In Line," "Rambler," "Smash and Scatteration"?

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    1. Unfortunately, no, I haven't been able to find them anywhere. I'll look again, but I seem to remember hitting a pretty solid wall with all of his early stuff.

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    2. Oh, and the link works fine for me. Sendspace def sucks, I've started using Zippyshare for all my newer links.

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  3. been looking for this album for so long, I always wanted to hear some Gary Burton along with Bill Frisell.
    turns out the link is down, can you reupload it? by the way, I've found myself digging deep into this blog and I must say it's pretty awesome, keep it going! Greetings from Argentina, southbound.

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    1. Re-upping as I type this, should be ready momentarily. This is a really good one, enjoy!

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  4. Ich sah ihn Mitte der 80ger in einem Konzert in Bamberg auf einer kleinen Bühne , da war ich etwa 15 Jahre alt . Ich bin infiziert und liebe seine und diese Art Music. Es macht mich sehr traurig ,dass er vor längerer Zeit erkrankt ist und ich hoffe er kann trotzdem seine Leidenschaft zur Musik ausleben . Ich wünsche ihm viel Glück und noch mehr Zufriedenheit ...Eberhard , u are the best musician ever :))

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