Matthew 28:17 //
- 1. Psychedelic Buzz Aldrin AndPragmatic Albert Hofman (08:52)
- 2. Cosmic Cookies (04:12)
- 3. Put Hegre Into Orbit (08:21)
- 4. The Nudes (06:49)
- 5. Space, Stars, Earth, Planets And More (15:29)
Pica022. CD. Released August 2010.
On "Matthew 28:17" Jazkamer for the first time in the 2010 Monthly Series operates as its core duo of Lasse Marhaug and John Hegre. This reduction does little to lighten the density of their sound, rather the opposite, because "Matthew 28:17" is a thick haze of dopey fuzz-guitars and droning organ. For the longtime Jazkamer fan this album bears similarities to the 2002 mini-album "The Sound of Music" – which often has been thought of as a highlight in the Jazkamer oeuvre.
The themes of "Matthew 28:17" are a mix of the subjects astronomi (both Hegre and Marhaug are keen space-enthusiasts) and religion (but neither are particularly avid churchgoers). This duality and conflict of science and spirituality is expressed as dionysian ecstasy through primitive psychedelic noise music. Jazkamer offers no answers on these difficult matters, but hope that their listeners will join them on their dance around the campfire.
The cover artwork of "Matthew 28:17" is by Japanese visual artist Yasutoshi Yoshida, also known as recording artist Government Alpha.
All profits from the sales of "Matthew 28:17" will be donated to NASA.