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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Sedimental SEDCD051
Release Year: 2008
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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Atmosphrisch dichtes Album von diesem portugiesischem Saxophonisten, der auf "Caves" mit akustischer & elektrischer Gitarre einzelne Tne & Drones ganz bedchtig und minimal zu harmonischen Gebilden & Flchen ausarbeitet. Er benutzt auch die Objektklnge seiner Instrumente, z.B. das Knarzen von Holz oder raschelnde Bewegungen, und setzt subtile Loops & Delays ein. Irgendwo zwischen folkigem "acoustic drone", Improvisation und Minimal-Music, verdichtet sich hier seine eigene Vision von skulpturalem Klang.

"Riccardo Dillon Wanke's Caves was composed and recorded in 2006 in Alfama (historical district of Lisbon, Portugal) using acoustic and electric guitars, saxophones and natural sound elements starting from pure radical improvisation evolving into the investigation of drones and static and looped music related to minimalism. At the center of these works are the binaural beats in musical composition, the results lying between classical composition, minimalistic improvisation and a 'folk' sensitivity. The five tracks of Caves explore this in various ways. Its music plays with the relation between different geometries: expanded drones and concrete sounds, acoustic melodies and looped music. The project is music with a sort of irrational tension within a composed piece, built as a musical space made with few elements. On the surface, its aura seems immediately knowable and known, yet Wanke has delivered a much more complex, nearly radical gesture." [label info]

"...His album is less scattered over the place and makes a much more homogenous impression on the listener. Wanke layers sound upon sound, starting with a few simple disparate sounds and then goes on and on to layers them until a somewhat (not to) dense mass of sound arrives. The influence of Ielasi (who mastered this album) is quite clear, even when Wanke stays more on the improvised side of things. Very nice record, this one, with solid improvised drone music." [FdW / Vital Weekly]