Raoul Bjorkenheim electric guitar
Lukas Ligeti drums
The title of Shadow Glow becomes apparent the instant that the music commences.
Steeped in the beauty of varying influences of world beats, there is a rhythmically driven
forward motion that is wrapped in the soft washes of guitarist, Raoul Bjorkenheims, beautiful
harmonic movements. Even the more pointillist pieces carry with them a forward and
exotic optimism, reminiscent of the the title.
Lucas Ligeti, Austrian born, whose interest in composition, mathematics, jazz, computer music
and drumming from around the world lead him to work on motion-based technique for playing
polymetric patterns. Here he thrusts the music forward, in an energetic dialogue with Bjorkenheim's
exploratory motifs and long ranged melodic/sound movements on guitar, both alternately lead
as they groove & push their way through the improvisations on Shadow Glow, giving a melancholic
darkness over to a warm glow of energy and light, rendered in sound. American born, and now living
New York, Raoul Bjorkenheim's guitar work represents a mature extension of
his presence as a leading
world community, and imagination, spinning out of intensive commitment to playing.