Are y'all sharing a joke with iTunes?
W. T. Haight II | 12/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Terje Rypdal is a marvelous, fluid player, who manages to sound natural in every setting in which he appears. This foray into territory so fertile in the early '70's bears rewards for listeners to this day. Rypdal could have hung his hat on his picking prowess long ago, but his inner artist has pushed him as a composer and music conceptualist. This outing, as rewarding as it is, is significant as much for what it portends as what it achieves.
Now: what's the deal with the album covers? This is clearly the cover for Paul Bley's 1985 "Fragments" (a really great record). If you go to iTunes and look up this Bley record, the cover they show is for Terje Rypdal's "Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away." Is this some kind of joke? Or has the replacement of the brick and mortar record store with its knowledgeable clerk by internet download sites (with their voluminous catalogs) relegated attention to this kind of detail to the dustbin of history?
I've worked as a database programmer before and have found out by experience this hard truth: if you don't know your data, you're sunk."
The Wolf's cry-out for Paradise
═SAK HARđARSON | Reykjavik, Iceland | 12/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The howling tones just at the start of the album changed my life for good. Just listen to them! (I was 22 at the time and had never before listen to anything of "progressive jazz".). Where are they calling YOU? And all the rest of the album works in the same way. A music that seem to roar from the innermost spear of earthly existence to the outermost spears of paradise itself. From pure and powerful rawness (sometimes half-clumsily played)to the most gentle and lovely (sometimes grave-serious) tones of almost spiritual nature. One of Terje's best albums ever. Very underrated, I think. - Still, 30 years later, I'm the only Terje Rypdal real fan in Iceland. Wake up, all you drowsy listeners. Oh, the Wolfs howl will surely wake you - just hopefully not to late!"