Out to see a gig last night. Magnus Ostrom, at The Hub.
Jesus. What a lot of baggage this guy's bringing to his work. You can't possibly have been a member of the Esbjorn Svensson Trio for about 15 years and it not have a bearing on peoples expectations of what your own sound will be like.
Another minor point. This may a symptom of my tinnitus or it may be a symptom of my early-onset-old-fartedness but to me the music works better on CD with the volume cranked down a bit. Felt some of the subtleties were lost in the loudness of the mix.
I know this sounds like a bad review. It's not meant to. It was good (mostly). I think it's actually more a criticism of the realisation of my limits as a listener.