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  • Summary: The free jazz trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin worked with a 28-piece Nordic jazz ensemble on its latest release.
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Enter, Pt. 4
Oh this is not a dream this is an awakening oh and entering in a painful reminder and after all we are the astronauts that keep dreams beneath our... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sep 19, 2014
    Even though 52-minute long Enter! feels very much like one multifaceted composition, it has been awkwardly divided into two parts. The first one is way more engrossing, showcasing the big band's knack for blending numerous potentially dissimilar styles to dazzling effect.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 19, 2014
    The third suffers from a bit of improv cliche in its fox-sex vocals, but the central melodic theme is robust enough to return for a warm-hearted final track. [Sep 2014, p.73]
  3. Sep 19, 2014
    There are times when tracks drag slightly, but it's safe to make an assumption that soon there will be a change in style, rhythm, BPM, or dimension, resulting in a complex and magical record with many twists and turns.
  4. Sep 19, 2014
    Despite the Orchestra's evident liking for full-on collective freakouts, there are hooks and melodies aplenty here that drive the group's mighty impulse to communicate.
  5. Sep 19, 2014
    The music and lyrics might be a bit overheated for those who favour feints and ambiguities, but the mix of funky keys-and-guitar vamps, ripping free-sax howls, avant-pop vocals (Simon Ohlsson is a pretty good Bowie clone), and Bley-like harmony-clouds in which reeds and low brass soar and burrowis often awesomely powerful.
  6. Mojo
    Oct 7, 2014
    Enter is 21st century big band jazz at its most brain-spinning. [Sep 2014, p.91]