Avant-garde jazz has become an increasingly popular genre of music in recent years, with albums released on labels such as International Anthem, We Jazz Records, and Gondwana Records becoming increasingly sought-after. Essentially, avant-garde jazz combines elements of traditional jazz with all kinds of weird and wonderful contemporary styles, creating an unusual and often unpredictable sound.
The latest avant-garde jazz album to pique our interest is ‘Lithochromatic’ by Seventh Shadow of the Sun. An elusive project out of Western Maryland that evokes peace and connection with the natural environment.
Much like their self-titled debut, this album takes the listener on a sonic journey. On their latest offering, they fuse elements of electronic and ambient soundscapes that are influenced by all sources of energy. From the driving rhythm and hypnotic grooves of ‘Histosol’ and ‘Astrosolum’ to the mellow, ambient soundscapes of ‘Outwash’ and ‘Rhizobia’, each track is unique and captivating, drawing the listener in and taking them to a different world.
While avant-garde jazz may seem complex and difficult to appreciate, Seventh Shadow of the Sun makes it accessible without losing its integrity. The musicians have created a familiar and innovative sound, making it the perfect album for jazz aficionados and those willing to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.
This album will leave a lasting impression on anyone who listens to it. In this innovative jazz piece, traditional sounds are melded with modern influences in a truly unique way. If you’re looking for a fresh take on jazz, ‘Lithochromatic‘ is the album for you. Give it a listen, and you won’t be disappointed.