Alexander Iberer expands impressive library with dazzling 'Polar Station Zebra'
(Published: August 30, 2011)
August 30, 2011 (Malmoe, Sweden) Written by Robert Sutton. Swedish cellist Alexander Iberer will probably never need a band; by himself Iberer has already recorded and issued more albums than several groups' lifetimes. However, it's not just a matter of quantity; there is a consistent thread of experimentation and innovation in Iberer's work that is equally jaw-dropping.
Iberer balances a prolific output with an eclectic vision as well, as further exemplified by Polar Station Zebra, which strays from the classical flavors of Romantic Ballads, another EP that Iberer released this year. On Polar Station Zebra, Iberer returns to his jazz fusion roots but expands upon it, incorporating elements of synth-pop and electronica.
The title cut opens with a computerized pounding beat that suddenly sheds its icy atmospherics for a breezy jazz jam that Iberer's swirling cello slices through. "Here Comes Snake Plissken," named after Kurt Russell's eye-patched anti-hero in John Carpenter's classic 1981 science-fiction film Escape from New York, finds Iberer in a funky mood; its throbbing rhythms radiate coolness. On "Arctic Wind," Iberer combines his various worlds - classical, jazz fusion, and dance - with mesmerizing results; the past and present clash of the jumpy synthetic beat with the old-school haunting of Iberer's cello is a dazzler.
According to Iberer, his tireless work ethic originates from his always active
imagination. "Whenever I make an album I already think about how the next one is gonna be like musically," Iberer explained. "If it's going to be a sequel or if it should tell a different story." Consider Polar Station Zebra then to be the latest chapter in his stunning library of material.
More Information: http://www.ibererproductions.com