Archaic Swedish songs sublimated with a contemporary attitude in an intense performance by a stunning young quartet including Luca Serrapiglio on bass clarinet, Nicola Guazzaloca on vibes and Andrea Serrapiglio on cello and featuring the beautifully pure voice of Anna-Kajsa Holmberg. Themes are crossed in a colourful free thrilling way. Mysteries from the deep North accurately mixed by Lorenzo Dal Ri which also add an oblique sight remix to the playlist. Don’t miss this surprising work! Inside booklet with original and translated texts and cover art featuring beautiful images by Elda Papa. More on Samsingen can be found here… Continue reading
Alessandria, Italy based trio, Airchamber3 is working hard on improvisations, experimental sounds performances, trying to keep focused their ideas and creating ever new, intense, subtle narrations. After many live performances their style has become piercing and dramatic. Expanding the electro-acoustic concept to the complexity and diversity, their way to proceed in creating sounds makes great their music. Vertical and oblique, deep and superficial find here the possibility to be heard and experienced. Airchamber3 is proudly produced by amirani records.
Asked by amirani records, many musicians, each one with their own project, are here involved in the conceptual investigation of the confictual relationship among human beings. All tracks are original compositions for this goal. Amirani’s intent is to moove or provoke artists to compose and perform around social issues. Relationships and communication with all muscians involved in this adventure has been excellent and Amirani is thinking about a second volume for the next year. Each artist/composer/performer has been requested to explain his piece, to introduce his proceeding, to describe his way to approach to concept “War”. So in the booklet one can find an explanation for each piece directly from the musician. To extend the communication, to enhance the perspective, to create more possibilities of relations each piece has been completed with a marvellous photo by Elda Papa. So be confident to find here a nice, fresh, intense Amirani style work. Continue reading
Adalberto Ferrari: clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, soprano sax | Andrea Ferrari: clarinet, alto clarinet, baritone sax | Federico Cumar: trombone on isles & lives | Luca Serrapiglio: soprano sax on isles & lives. Edition number eight of Amirani records is Wanderung
This album has been lying around here, not knowing what to do with it. Does it fit the profile of this blog or doesn’t it? Is is sufficiently jazz? Is it sufficiently adventurous? Well, in a way it is. The music is hard to pigeonhole. If you like The Happy Apple or Lucien Dubuis Trio, you must give this one a try too. Carlo Garof plays drums, percussion, objects, sinori, megaphone, live electronics; Antonio Bertoni plays double bass, electric bass, effects and sampler, Luca Serrapiglio plays baritone and tenor, bass clarinet and lo-fi electronics. The music has a definite rock attack and approach, with the studio being the fourth musician of the band. There is lots of fun on this album, lots of unexpected and interesting new subtleties added to the genre (and not only the megaphone). It rocks, it funks, it pumps, it swings, but on top you get colorful delivery of new sounds, ground-shaking drumming, gut-wrenching arco, hair-blowing horns, hair-raising electronics, feet-raising rhythms. Lively stuff! A little more unity would have made this a better album. Sometimes a little too sweet (like in the first track), sometimes hesitating between just plain fun and real artistic ambitions, but it sounds very promising. — Stef Continue reading