A really amazing record from saxophonist Fredrik Nordstrom, and a really collaborative one too – given that the album features two different quartet
s, one in the left channel, one in the right – working together in this fantastic formation of sound! The lineup is filled with top musicians from Nordstrom's scene – including Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor and clarinet, Niklas Barno on trumpet, Mats Aleklint
on trombone, Filip Augustson and Torbjorn Zetterberg on basses, and Fredrik Runkqvist and Christofer Cantillo on drums – many players who've made great music under their own names, and contributed key sounds to albums on both Clean Feed and Moserobie – but maybe finding a completely new level of expression here. Given the structure, there's a sense of cohesion here that's breathtaking – very different than what you might expect – and titles include "Needs", "Fake Face", "Brand New Dollars", "MorningBliss", "Hope", and "Hometown Prophet".