Inspired by the UK jazz scene, members of the band 7th SENSE, they released an album with a personal sound through which they experience a juxtaposition of styles. Album ‘Light in Chaos‘, the debut of the quintet whose leader is the bassist Laura Benedekis dedicated to the initiator of Green Hours, Voicu Rădescu and contains influences from soul, non-jazz, electronic, classical music and world music.
On the album, the 5 musicians collaborate with the voices of Luiza Zan and Miruna Maria, Christian Weber from Switzerland, Liam Shortall and Will Fry from Scotland and Great Britain, Alex Arcuș from the Republic of Moldova, with the string quartet formed by Ioana Șelaru, Ilinca Aurora Goța, Victor Sandu and Andra Ștefan, who made the string arrangement.
The album was recorded at StartRec Studios in Bucharest and produced by Ieronim Pogorilovschi and Laura Benedek, mixed and mastered by Ieronim Pogorilovschi. The collages illustrating ‘Light in Chaos’ are made by the artist Andrei Stan.
7th SENSE appeared three years ago in Bucharest, around the local jazz scene. At the JazzTM festival, the band opened for Wynton Marsalis and were selected to be part of “Jam Circle”, a series of live concerts documenting the contemporary jazz scene in Romania. 7th SENSE they opened the Green Hours Jazz Fest 2019 festival and were awarded as “Best Band” at the International Jazz Competition in Sibiu. The band’s influences are contemporary jazz bands and artists Nubiyan Twist, Ezra Collective, Sons of Kemet, Yussef Kamaal and Christian Scott.
The album explores the journey, experiences and challenges that the band went through and faced as a collective, but also as individual artists. Despite this, the five musicians always found the strength and courage to continue and pursue their dreams. According to the concept of the album, there is always a light that we can cling to in the chaos that surrounds us. The desire to bring a ray of hope and to convey this message to the public has become an important part of the band’s music and identity. 7th SENSE.
“This album should have been released in 2021, but it wasn’t because I ended it on June 16th. I can’t even describe what I’ve been through in those few months, and I won’t even try. But what I can say is that I was extremely close to giving up. I closed myself off to everyone and it took me almost a year to process everything that happened to me. But what I learned was that it was okay to feel unhappy because deep down I knew that at some point the light would shine through all this chaos. And of course he did. It’s brighter now than I could have ever imagined. “
“Another thing we learned from last year’s experience is that we often forget the big picture and focus on the details. I could not have imagined a better launch day and it is certainly a time when the circle becomes complete. Last year, on June 16, we stopped releasing the album, and this year also on June 16, the album is re-released. It turned out better than I ever dreamed of and I’m extremely proud of ‘Light in Chaos’. I love every song and working with so many top musicians is something I only dreamed of achieving! But here we are! The album represents our journey as a band, with all the ups and downs we have faced over the years, but I feel that it represents even more of my story and beliefs. Every sound you hear is a part of me and listening to it will give you a better understanding of who I am, probably much better than they will ever be able to describe the words. ”
“I thought we lost the war … but we only lost one battle. The war has just been won because the light always prevails! ” Laura Benedek.
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