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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 78118 21560 2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album + CD, Comp) ECM Records, BMG Classics ECM 1560, 78118 21560 2 US 1998 Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 774 2658 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(LP, Album, 180) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 774 2658 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
none Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Limited Edition (6) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Nils Petter Molvær Khmer(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1560, 537 798-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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d.teil

d.teil

January 12, 2018
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referencing Khmer, CD, Album, ECM 1560, 537 798-2
As I vinyl junkie I have to admit: this recording is superb on this cd. Amazing stereo sound. The bass is deeper than deep. Clear at the same. A true ddd recording.
Expansive09

Expansive09

December 30, 2017
referencing Khmer, CD, Album, ECM 1560, 537 798-2
This was a pioneering venture for ECM and I being a fan of ECMs more electric and eclectric jazz was thrown a punch in the ear when I heard it over a decade ago.
You take one part Miles Davis late 70s era sound, one part down-tempo, one part fringe electronica and what you get is same darn amazing innovative music by one Norwegian who decided to to take door # three in the contest of what jazz is defined.
The turn tables, looped and wah/talkbox guitar, muted trumpet and heavy electric bass just grooves so hot you'd think global warming took its cue from this recording.
Some really exciting music that even today in 2017 sounds fresh and groundbreaking. Nils solos are poignant and precise without overbearing all the other instrumentation and thats what makes this a winner in my music library.
As a side note the deluxe version has a bonus cd of extra mixes. His follow-up Solid Ether is equally strong but Khmer is hard to topple as far as freshness!
zritelle

zritelle

September 12, 2013
referencing Khmer, CD, Album, RE, ECM 1560, 537 798-2
Review by Christian Genzel
Khmer is surely the most unusual album ever released by ECM -- unusual because the label, which is best known for elevated chamber jazz, presents the solo debut of trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer as a production that plays with modern electronica methods while not eschewing the well-known ECM aesthetic. Molvaer's music is somewhere between scary and majestic, and changes between ominous ambient sounds and hard breakbeats, along which atonal screeching guitars combined with melancholic melodies, create a fascinating mélange. Above all this thrones Molvaer's trumpet: lyrical, hectic, calm and sad, trembling and screaming. Molvaer is one of the most progressive and intelligent voices in jazz today, and with Khmer he's recorded one of the best jazz albums of the '90s