This is Nostalgias 4th album and the first one with organ player Arno Krijger. All songs are inspired by nature. A collection of atmospheric acoustic tunes. Recorded at Deutschlandfunk Cologne live to two track with fine vintage equipment.
The mountain is calling. The music on Nature is formed by an intensive experience of nature and possesses the intimacy and immediacy one expects more from Norwegian jazz. “Being in nature is an important source of inspiration for me,” admits Nils Wogram. “You can think of different things there, get some peace and quiet. Since it’s really such an important part of my emotional world, I decided to write pieces for an album that are all inspired by natural spectacles and then to record them with my band Nostalgia.”
Vapors from the Hammond subside like heavy fog in a valley, the drums set swabs of mountain blooms covered with dew, and the trombone makes gravity felt as it moves upwards or spreads its wings to pursue the sun over the black treetops. The grooves and sounds are synchronized with organic processes such as a step, breath or glance that wanders slowly over the horizon and collects countless details. In recent years, Nils Wogram has written and recorded many abstract things. With his band Nostalgia he is now returning to a very physical sense of sound. He draws power directly from the ground and passes it – via his instrument and the whole band sound – back into the atmosphere.