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Rymden Spacesailors

The trio have taken the dynamics, textures, moods, and perfect blend of subtle detailing and big sonic gestures to new levels and have picked up new elements of 60s psychedelia and punk energy along the way. Rymden’s current album ‘Spacesailors’ is the perfect sequel to ‘Reflections and Odysseys’, their highly acclaimed debut that spawned an equally acclaimed series of live performances.

If you ever wondered what would happen if a Krzysztof Komeda score for a Polanski movie collided with Fugazi, look no further; if you need to know what Chopin writing doom metal might sound like, you might just find the answer you seek. The prog and fusion elements you already know and expect are still here, but with different colours and markings.  If ‘Reflections and Odysseys’ was a first expedition into earth orbit, ‘Spacesailors’ goes far beyond. This just might be their "moon landing" album. Featuring a more diverse sonic palette, with electronic keyboards and various effects coming further into play, there would be a danger of the trio becoming reliant upon the trickery these things afford, but instead they are perfect garnishes to Rymden's musical recipe of core compositions rich in melody, deep exploratory soloing, and musical elaborations and in-the-moment re-imaginings with a clear Rymden sound. Their name is truly an aptronym, as it means “space”, with their musical arrangements as interstellar maps of the harmonic cosmos.

Rymden lift off with Spacesailors

— Jazzwise