Loom

Kali Trio

Ronin Rhythm Records, 2021

http://www.kalitrio.com

REVIEW BY: Mark Kadzielawa

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 03/26/2021

Kali Trio is an experimental jazz group from Switzerland. Actually, it’s hard to put a label on them. The experimental jazz moniker comes the closest to describe what they do, but it still does not capture the music completely. There are so many aspects and sounds that make Kali Trio what they are. For only three people, they sure deliver something very unique and unusual. Even some krautrock experimental ideas come to mind, but Kali Trio is definitely on their own wavelength.my_heart_sings_the_harmony_web_ad_alt_250

The album consists of four instrumental tracks, and as you can guess, the songs are long. Also, there are elements of trance; you can really fly away with the music here.  “Folding Space” has that “Tangerine Dream” feel from the mid ‘70s.  The track has this unique mood, and can really mess with your mind. 

Each of the four tracks has its specific mood. The music appears to be very aerial and has the ability to take you places. One can only wonder what influenced some of these sounds, and why are they spaced in the way they are. Whatever it was, it adds a lot of mysticism to the music. It can appear as very cold and heartless, or extremely gentle but mysterious. 

“Dry Soul” is another interesting track. I absolutely love how the music captures the title, and allows you to make that exact image. Of course, it takes a lot of imagination and sensitivity on the part of the listener, but Loom is a very adventurous album.  They also understand the less is more concept, and often achieve greatness with very few sounds, and you feel like you’re hearing more. That is an absolute treat.

Loom is a record that slowly grabs the listener’s attention. It has a way of sneaking in, and once you taste the music, you want to listen to it again and again in order to break their secret code. Kali Trio is a pleasant challenge in itself.

Rating: B

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