The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble   Here Be Dragons
4.0
excellent
Ranking: #93 for 2009

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4.0 excellentdedex | May 13th 20

So this is dark jazz, uh? I don't know if I would even call this jazz. It feels more like post-jazz: "using jazz instrumentation for non-jazz purposes". The cellos and trombones are used here as facilitators of timbre and textures rather than jazzy riffs. So it this truly jazz? I don't really know, and I don't really care. Atmospherically, this works on the same ground as Mezzanine pulling broody ambient passages right after a cinematic downtempo one. This is real gud shit. 4.1

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4.5 superbBritch2tiger | March 26th 16

I am really pressed to rate this a 4.5/5 on the count how I have yet to fully indulge in jazz to give a more objective rating... This album managed to take the ambiance to that of Portishead, strip nearly all of the trip hop elements, replace them w/ jazz, and additional classical instrumentation to create a haunting atmosphere that even industrial enthusiasts would appreciate. THIS is a solid album, and dare I say a "must own" for any music listener.

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5.0 classictwlichty | March 28th 11



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