Bjorkenheim, Raoul - Apocalypso

SKU Rune 156
This Cuneiform title is LONG out of print, but we found a few and can offer them to you at the regular price, while they last! Don't blink and miss it!

Finnish guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim first came to international attention with Edward Vesala's Sound & Fury band. Concurrently, he formed his own group Krakatau as an offshoot Sound & Fury.
The well-known German ECM label signed Bjorkenheim & Krakatau [who are a quartet of guitar, sax, bass & drums on both of their ECM CDs], and released their 3rd (Volition) and 4th (Matinale) releases internationally, bringing Bjorkenheim's music to a wider audience. Since that time, Raoul's energizing, furious playing has been featured with a wide array of well known international artists, including Mats Gustavsson, Henry Kaiser, Mike Keneally, Bill Laswell, Michael Manring, Paul Sch¬łtze, Nicky Skopelitis, Jah Wobble and many others. Apocalypso was written in 1995, & premiered in 1996 at the Helsinki Juhlaviikot Festival. It is a galvanizing & exciting work that features the massed power of 30 guitarists, 8 bassists and 4 percussionists. This version, recorded in 2000, features Raoul performing all of the parts himself in a tour-de-force of virtual ensemble playing.
  • LabelCuneiform
  • UPC045775015620
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