The Norwegian eight-piece band Jaga Jazzist recently released their new album “Pyramid”, taking a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. It is their ninth album in a distinguished career now spanning four decades, but it marks the group’s debut on Brainfeeder, the LA-based imprint curated by Flying Lotus.
On “Pyramid”, Jaga Jazzist have crafted a suitably cosmic sound to match their new label home, all the while nodding to forebears spanning from 80s jazz band Out To Lunch and Norwegian synth guru Ståle Storløkken, to contemporaries Tame Impala and Jon Hopkins.
“So much of the music on this album is inspired by the Norwegian music scene fronted by Prins Thomas, Lindstrøm and Todd Terje,” says Lars from the band.
It is fitting then that their longtime friends, internationally renowned producers individually (but even more potent as a duo) Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas have reworked and stretched the epic ‘Apex’, morphing it into a mammoth D.I.S.C.O. mix that tips the scales at 11 mins 39 secs.