Bleckmann, Theo / Origami
Album: Origami   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bleckmann, Theo   Added:Apr 2002
Label:Songlines Recordings  

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 14, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum
Douce Dame Jolie
4. Jul 19, 2002: Memory Select
2. Sep 30, 2010: A Time of Sound and Space with Bug
Static Still
5. Jun 21, 2002: (Other)
Static Still
3. Jul 26, 2002: Memory Select
6. Jun 14, 2002: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-08-08
Bleckmann is a male vocalist with a high, clear voice, a New Yorker who hangs with the likes of Mark Dresser, Chris Speed and Jim Black. Here, he goes for a floaty, surreal atmosphere anchored by accessible and pretty melodies, even on the weird tracks like #9.

It's not your typical jazz singing, but it's not that far out, either. Crystalline vibraphone and washes of electric guitar/bass add to the whole feeling.

As a side note, look at the number of languages he sings in!

*2- Slow, misty. In French.
*3- Gentle, pretty.
*4- Delicate and slow, in Japanese.
5- Sparse midtempo
6- Meditative
7- Soft jazz with electronic manipulations, as if the CD were catching. Really annoying.
9- Slow with industrial noises
*10- Midtempo Brecht song, in German

Track Listing
1. Dna   7. I Remember You
2. Douce Dame Jolie   8. Like Brother and Sister
3. None of the Above   9. Nova Scotia
4. Origami   10. An Den Kleinen Radioapparat
5. Static Still   11. Without Sky
6. Alloy   12. Rhombicosidodecahedron
  13. Life Is Just a Bowl of ...