Troels Hammer – The Human Tree is out now
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‘The Human Tree’ is the highly anticipated new album from Danish composer & pianist Troels Hammer.
The album opener ‘Letters From Uhuru’ feat. Rodrigo Shah on saxophone, really sets the tone magnificently for the album. Dream-like chords, soft piano melody, and gentle sax, the track has a dark, melodic combination of classical composition of synths that is certainly reminiscent of Vangelis’ Blade Runner Score.
‘Botswana Girl’ featuring the majestic voice of Åsne Valland Nordli and is the lead single from the album. The track carries the ambient, new-age feel of the album in its production.
‘Mockingbird’ an absolute sunset balearic classic in the making. DJ ken nether Bager says it is his most played track from the past 6 months on his sets at Hostal La Torre (Ibiza), Spiritland, (London) Jockey Club (Ibiza). The tracks slowly builds and then the tribal rhythms of the bongos erupt with great aplomb. ‘Grindadráp’ features the vocal talents of Faroe islander Liv Næs. You are almost transported there with the cinematic soundscape and her dream-folky tones drifting you across the sea.
‘Theme From Ngong Hills’ showcases Troels’ exceptional piano composition talent as his delicate chords, subtle pauses, combined with the cello strips it back to its classical elements. The tempo increases and the mood transcends from the cold of the north to the warm mediterranean air on ‘Sunrise At Beira Beach’ which features the exceptional flamenco guitar playing from label mate & friend Jacob Gurevitsch. Another sunset Balearic classic for sure! After ’Fishing in Sahara’ we go surfing with the tropical beats of Thomas Schulz & Kenneth Bager on ’Waves Of Cape Town’.
Arriving at ‘Serengeti Nights’ we calm things down with Troels at the piano once more. Next up is the title track ‘The Human Tree’ featuring the voice of Mariana Sadovska and Jonas Krog on guitar. Soft pads, ambient synths, Spanish guitar transport you further afield.
Next up we have ‘Mozambique’ co-written & featuring the vocals of world renowned artist Deva Premal. Her medidative, spiritual new-age mantra compliment the melodies and rhythms of the track that build layer upon layer with astonishing effect. A sure-fire modern classic in this genre. We head now to Africa’s west coast on ‘Gold Coast’ which creates a beautiful audio landscape of birds singing, mixed with xylophone before the musical scenery flavour ends with troels’ trademark piano compositions ’View of Wisdom’ and the dreamy ambience of ‘The Moon of Qulimane’.