Rymden ‘Space Sailors’ (Jazzland)

The second album from Bugge Wesseltoft, Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström’s Scandijazz supergroup is another prog odyssey into the cosmos. There is more than a hint of Sun Ra’s cosmic missiles here and the strange electronics and rock rhythms expand the jazz template in the manner of Weather Report or fusion-era Miles Davis. Lofty comparisons more than met, ‘The Actor (Gonzo Goes To Pasadena)’ adds an almost acid house inflection to its lounge aesthetic. Fun number ‘The Space Sailor’ rides on new wave rhythms dancing with spacey keys to a fist-pumping climax.

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