Multiversum, the new album from the renowned Finnish techno jazzbo is out today
Just in time for his country to join NATO, Finnish techno saxophonist Jimi Tenor releases a great new album today on Bureau B/Tapete Records called Multiversum.
Jimi Tenor’s 200 page book Omniverse – Sounds, Sights and Stories will also be released in hardcover, incl. numerous photos on May 20th via Ventil / Tapete.
A techno pioneer in the 1990s, Tenor turned to his love of jazz in the 2000s, recording an album with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen and collaborating with several orchestras. And more than 30 years of making music, Tenor has remained true to his distinctive way of creation, whether as a solo artist on his early electronic albums or in the widely diverse collaborations and constellations which followed (with the likes of Tony Allen, Kabu Kabu, Abdissa Assefa).
Within just a few months in lieu of the pandemic, Tenor delivered an impressive selection of new pieces to Bureau B; all recorded in his Helsinki home studio. These tracks are now presented on Multiversum, his third album for Hamburg-based label Bureau B. Based on drum machine beats and synthesizer loops, Tenor’s music invites the listener to drift into open, limitless expanses – he is a master of the unforeseeable, audibly infusing all twelve new tunes with a sense of joie de vivre and intuition, with no recourse to standards. Multiversum is a declaration of love to the DIY spirit, somewhere between bedroom jazz and deviant techno.
As a counterpoint to the album release, Omniverse is one of the first books to be published in Bureau B/Tapete Records’ joint venture with the Mainz-based publisher Ventil. It is an impressive portrait of the artist, packed with photos and stories documenting Jimi Tenor’s life and career in music.
Rock & Roll Globe is proud to premiere a new song off Multiversum, “Uncharted Waters,” this morning on the site.
For more information on Jimi Tenor, visit his BandCamp page.