WOOD ORGANIZATION is an open constellation led by a Copenhagen-based duo of Szymon Pimpon Gasiorek and Tomo Jacobson - both players coming out of Copenhagen's vibrant improv and creative music scene. Initially devoted to improvisation drawing from the sounds of nature, the group has recently headed into a new direction which they themselves call drimpro (dream + improv). Their new music is a unique combination of repetitive acoustic grooves and abstract electronics sculpted in a free manner. It is an eclectic amalgam of the duo's various influences ranging from free jazz to pop to ethnic to disco to reggae, that features both players as a rhythm section, soloists, and singers (on #7 & #9) alike.
In 2017 the group released their first well-received album on cassettes, featuring a three times Danish Grammy recipient Lars Greve on reeds, Freya Schack-Arnott on cello, and Franciszek Pospieszalski on second double bass.
Word on the first album:
„The music (...) is well-paced free improv in a style one associates 1970s Scandinavian group aktion in the wake of Don Cherry's Swedish expatriate phase - percussive, organic and open. The trio confguration adds some live skronk, and the quartet track allows darkly sonorous harmonics to hover over everything.”
(The Wire #409 - UK)
“Is it possible to create an album so divergent stylistically, and at the same time so interesting and addictive? Well, it is.”
Listed on 'Top 10 of the quarter of the year'
(FYH - Poland)
(Niels Overgård - JazzNyt - Denmark)
“This free-associative, extended improvisation shifts naturally between moods and dynamics. It swings between quiet, minimalist drones and soundscapes.”
(Eyal Hareuveni - Salt Peanuts - Israel)
(Maciej Lewenstein - Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond - Spain)
released September 1, 2021
WOOD ORGANIZATION is:
Tomo Jacobson – double bass, midi-ribbon, noise generator, vox
Szymon Pimpon Gasiorek – drums, percussion, OP-Z, vox
Recorded in 2020 at Monastic Studios
Mixed by Szymon & Tomo
Mastered by Albert Karch
Cover artwork by Szymon
Layout by Tomo
Watch the music videos:
LAST NOWAK [deus ex machina] : youtu.be/9LhA1TA_o6o
H.U.J.C. Jazz Trio : youtu.be/-gGPYoYh4Vk
Released by Gotta Let It Out and Love & Beauty Music in 2021
Accolades & album reviews:
NOMINATED TO DANISH MUSIC AWARDS JAZZ 2022 for Best Experimental Album of the Year
"Two dusty lumberjacks with an infinite sense of humor"
(Bad Alchemy #111 - Rigobert Dittmann - Germany)
(Jazz Special #11, 2021 - Allan Sommer - Denmark)
#13 on Top 200 Tapes of 2021
(Tabs Out Cassette Podcast - USA)
Featured as 'New & Notable'
(Bandcamp - USA)
"Outstanding! (...) You will not hear almost any notes or combinations of them that you would hear anywhere, anytime, on any other album. The protagonist of this recording is unfettered creativity."
(Polish Jazz - Maciej Nowotny - Poland)
Best of 2021
(Nowa Muzyka - Łukasz Komła - Poland)
(Citizen Jazz Magazine - Matthieu Jouan - France)
"A soundtrack to a world where you hover between heaven and earth"
(Jazznyt - Niels Overgaard - Denmark)
"Surprising and wonderful!"
(Salt Peanuts - Jan Granile - Norway)
"Some bizarre stuff"
(Vital Weekly - Frans de Waard - The Netherlands)
"Listening to it, it is not possible to lose attention or interest in every single next sound coming."
(JazzPress #11, 2021 - Janusz Falkowski - Poland)
'Tune of the day' : Aug 30, 2021
(a Jazz Noise - Dave Foxal - USA)
"Both experimental and fun"
(A Closer Listen - Samuel Rogers - UK)
"WOOD ORGANIZATION take their improvised creations to rarely explored places. (...) It's definitely different."
(One Man's Jazz - Taint Radio - Canada)
"Raw and bruising overflow of music. It's free, crazy, but not stupid music."
(Editorial Review - Adam Kempa - Poland)
"This record is extraordinarily special, to the extent of being bizarre and weird."
(Selected Goosebumps - Dmitry Sakharov - Russia)
"This is the level of Vangelis."
(Winyl. Moja miłość. - Poland)