Jaga Jazzist have become something of a musical phenomenon in Norway since they started 15 years ago. Not only is this 9 piece instrumental band regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative in Norway, the members are all involved in other musical projects and have in one way or another contributed to almost every significant recording to come out of that part of the world in the last ... Read more in Amazon's Jaga Jazzist Store
Though ANIMAL CHIN, a US only EP, features 4 tracks already available on Jaga Jazzist's other albums, it also brings a new track and two remixes to US shores. The more Jaga Jazzist, the better, I say. "Tristar" sounds like it could have come off either album. The Martin Hortveth remix of "Lithuania" is much more broken-up and glitchy at first -- certainly a new direction. The Kim Hiorthoy remix of "Going Down" is a long ambient journey that drifts until a rhythm starts filtering in halfway through. A nice addition to the Jaga Jazzist oeuvre.
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