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Simin Tander new quartet
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After her second great solo album Where Water Travels Home (Jazzhaus Records) and the internationally acclaimed collaboration with the Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen on the ECM album What Was Said (Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik), the German-Afghan singer Simin Tander opens a new door in her artistic career. Unfading (Jazzhaus Records/ in-akustik) is the title of her new work, which she recorded with a freshly formed and unusually cast quartet. On it, the artist effortlessly weaves the creative, feminine flow of grounded songwriting with echoes of the archaic, linking the power of songs full of emotional depth with passages of improvisational freedom.
"Imperishable", that would probably be the obvious translation for the album title. But for Simin Tander, there is more to the term "Unfading": "It's something that was and is there again, moving forward, shining in new splendor, possessing an endlessness. I associate it with a gentle, endless, female movement," she says. "It's an image, not a concrete statement, just as my texts are more associative." The female perspective, it undoubtedly plays a supporting lyrical role in this cycle of 15 pieces. She is, says Tander, the "spirit of the album".