“A Paintbrush Unfold” started out as a project to compose songs that could combine Liselotte’s love for improvisation and jazz with raw soul and the elements of Hip Hop . Imagine Weather Report, Stevie Wonder, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Herbie Hancock (considered to be of Liselotte’s strongest influences) having a jam and by chance Jimi Hendrix turns up to add some heat and rough edge. In trying to figure out the eclectic sound of the 7-track EP, it is a point in the direction of Liselotte’s artistry and where she sees herself as a jazz musician and composer- in the mix of genres and styles. A Paintbrush Unfold is her expression of life and its’ dynamics.
-First line of lyrics from the song “Above”
Mixed and mastered by the acclaimed Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recordings, New York (Ambrose Akinmusire, Sting, Musiq Soulchild, Jack Dejohnette, Take 6) the sound of ‘A Paintbrush Unfold’ takes the listener into harmonical textures much reminiscing of the 70’s electric fusion, whilst exploring the different layers of static beats and edgy grooves from Hip Hop. Dreamy backing vocals combined with virtuoso drum fils creates an experience of both worlds that seems to really enjoy each other’s company and create an interesting soundscape.
Liselotte’s compositional framework gives her the creative space to improvise beyond the ordinary scat-solo and integrate a wide palette of influences; melismatic neo-gospel with strong harmonical sophistication, rythmical respect and at the same time bringing new light to the depth in the lyrics.
A Paintbrush Unfold EP
- A Paintbrush Unfold [Prelude]
- I Met You
- Through It All
- Everlasting Love
- Lay Down Your Life
Composed, arranged and produced by Liselotte Östblom.