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Rumpistol - Isola


Isola by Rumpistol

A career defining album

If, like me, you enjoy the Classical-leaning side of Ambient music (by artists like Max Richter, Yann Tiersen and Nils Frahm) and Rumpistol is relatively new on your radar, then you'll be as delighted as I to discover this enchanting album (and I don't use that word lightly).

Rumpistol is Danish multi-instrumentalist Jens B. Christiansen and Isola is his seventh album in a career spanning two decades. The comparisons and mutual references to his aforementioned peers are perfectly acceptable (he's clearly influenced them as much as they him) but Isola is a near faultless work of art. It's got high production values, a meaningful track sequence with an undulating narrative, bubbling with hooks and subtle contrasts. Overall, a deeply melodic, yearning, surprising and quietly satisfying listen.

If you only listen to one track

Løvfald, Overdrev, Memento Mori


Max Richter, Nils Frahm, Yann Tiersen


Raske Plader

Artist website


Release date

01 Apr 2022


  1. Rum Sø
  2. Vindheks
  3. Skibbruden
  4. Gniben
  5. Isola
  6. Løvfald
  7. Jossi
  8. Mangrove
  9. Overdrev
  10. Memento Mori
  11. Lazar
  12. Slumre Sløjfer
  13. New Beginning (Dub)


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