trigg & gusset: the way in

For some reason, my write-up on the previous album by Trigg & Gusset is one of the most popular posts on this blog. The Way In (2020) continues their atmospheric, slow-jazz excursions while adding another layer of darkness and emotional depth. This is late night music, smoky and sultry, hinting at illicit seductions and other film noir tropes. Subtle electronics occasionally rise to the surface of these genre-crossing, cinematic reveries. “Dim” could be mistaken for one of David Sylvian’s instrumental jazz meanderings. “Mirage” features a backdrop of mesmerizing vibraphone, while the intensity of “Dark Matter” is as unexpected as it is effective. This album is wholly satisfying and definitely recommended.

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