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13-05-2012 // Album: Rebecca Brandt - Numbers & Shapes

This Sunday morning I was up early reading the papers in the early morning sunlight with a cup of coffee and one of the best records of the year. Although I've just discovered this album yesterday morning, it is without a doubt one of the finest instrumental records we'll be hearing this year.

Since I've already expressed my recently developed and quickly growing love for this album, is there any reason to continue writing about it? Probably not. As I prefer to let the music do the talking. And with the wonderfull compositions Rebecca Brandt writes, I'm sure the music will be able to convince you of it's beauty.

The best tracks on Numbers & Shapes are like "Rouge". Exciting, vibrating with action and surprising enough to never let you really guess what's next. These tracks are uptempo, but take it down every once in a while, untill they built up again to explode near the ending. Perhaps the best example of how good she is with that is heard on the albums closing track "The Moment".

Beautiful slow start, slowly upping the pace and the volume, bombastic brilliance at the finish.
This is what great music sounds like!

Sometimes I hope somewhere someone who has a role in the music industry visits this blog and decides to contact an artist, because of the brilliance of the music. I can think of several acts that I would really want it to happen to, but if someone from the North Sea Jazz-festival ever comes along here, I truly hope Rebecca Brandt is on the line-up next year.

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