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Double Parade

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AR109CD / AR109VL
LINEAR JOHN "Double Parade"
release date: 25. May 2018

The new album by the Finnish multi-instrumentalist Linear John presents popular music in a new light. With "Double Parade", Markus Holkko aka Linear John seamlessly ties in on his first album. The Pop-Jazz potpourri is mysteriously undefinable; a characterization of all relaxed moody situations one can only imagine. Is this still Pop?

Yes, because the album is absolutely suitable for the masses - or maybe not, because it can't be put in a specific box. Sometimes it sounds just like John Coltrane, sometimes just like Kraftwerk. While one is still feeling the Latin- vibes à la Antônio Carlos Jobim, the next track surprises with a horn solo in the style of Richard Wagner. But despite this diversity, it is not an arbitrary sequence of tributes: The Finn understands how to create his songs harmoniously and melodically so forcefully that you inevitably start to feel the groove. Whenever the listener threatens to lean back into a state of in- attention, he is reactivated by new, surprising harmonic or rhythmic changes. The clever arrangements, all written by Linear John himself, offer a coherent listening experience and yet are unpredictable and somehow refreshingly different.
“Double Parade” can't be squeezed into a corset. Clear stylistic classification, proven musical means and established structures are skillfully expanded here, while the music is equally fascinating to experts and laymen. This is precisely why the record, a refreshing road trip through the colorful landscape of existing Jazz and Pop flows, is a welcome contrast to the always equal format music.

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released May 25, 2018

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Linear John Helsinki, Finland

This is an invitation to the world of peculiar sounds, odd time signatures and the forms you've never encountered before. Just when you thought that you've heard it all, Linear John comes out with his debut album, "Hits with a Twist". In less than 45 minutes of playing time he manages to be tough in the night, quite romantic and more than eccentric while not forgetting his protective nature. ... more

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