Misha Panfilov – Momentum

Within a few short years, Misha Panfilov might hold the title for the amount of times that we’ve reviewed or covered is releases here at Nostalgia King. Known for staying productive and essentially living and breaking studio life, Misha continues to push out releases of varying genres and under multiple non de plumes from 7″ singles to full lengths, Psych to Jazz and ear essentials in between.  His latest release, “Momentum” on the 2 Headed Deer label finds Misha in full blown Jazz mode in all it’s glory and sounding amazing which should come as no surprise.

“Mostly recorded in February 2022 at Tallinn’s Arts Academy basement and different travels to Berlin , London , NYC and Madeira, this album has a nice LO-FI flavour, and take us back to the basement jazz sessions and private press records from back in the days, without losing Misha´s characteristic sound . Accompanied by a quintet , the Estonian artist presents an album mainly working on the idea of blending jazz with minimalist and repetitive patterns to be able to focus on little nuances of the music. In the words of Misha “When the music consists of repetitive moments the listener has more time to focus on patterns (that can play with his mind). On “Momentum” it’s framed into jazz rhythms and spiced with solos, to make it more accessible.”

Misha Panfilov has that ear and understanding how to create a masterpiece and he’s absolutely nailed on Momentum. Just when we thought we’ve heard his best, he proves us wrong with providing another crate essential and heavy rotation release.

-Highly Recommended