Vanessa (30) ‎– Black And White

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Compendium Records ‎– FIDARDO 3
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Vinyl, LP
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Tracklist

A1 Sun Walk 10:12
A2 Summer Poem 12:16
B1 Street Talk 3:26
B2 Fragmomentum 17:32

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Recorded at the Basement, Oslo, September 1976.

© NCB 1976
℗ Compendium Records 1976

Made in England

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): FIDARDO 3 A1 EG LYN - 4141 5 BILBO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): FIDARDO 3 B1 EG LYN - 4142 4 MASTER ROOM - DENIS
  • Rights Society: n©b

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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

June 19, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Vanessa were one of the finest of Norwegian jazz-fusion outfits (part of a family of bands including the also excellent Moose Loose). They had an original style that did not shy away from it's influences of Hugh Hopper era Soft Machine and classic heavy Terje Rypdal. On their earlier album City Lips they played it a lot more safe with some patent/funky Miles Davis type grooves holding it together, whereas they'd matured a lot on Black And White and become far more technical, composing huge complex works that surge and buzz, riddled with all sorts of electronic processing. A classic indeed.
Winds player turned multi-instrumentalist Svend Undseth later went on to make an excellent electronic based solo that sit midway between the early pioneering Peter Frohmader (Nekropolis) and the spacier parts of Black And White, and has done other works since that I've not yet encountered.