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MONTERO, MANRICO - Betweenness

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: SEM label SEM 003
Release Year: 2008
Note: excellent ambient-soundscapes on this debut-album by the Mexican composer; ed. of 500; digipack,
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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Debut-Album dieses Newcomers mit wahrhaft vertrńumtem Ambient, der sich aber weniger aus Drones speist als vielmehr aus luftigen VersatzstŘcken bestehend aus Instrumentalklńngen, Synths und Feldaufnahmen... erinnert uns an SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU oder DAVID SYLVIAN, und bekommt durch expressiven Frauengesang eine besondere Note... Wieder ein starker Release auf dem Pariser Label!

"With "Betweenness" LP, Manrico Montero goes a step further for our great pleasure by releasing his first CD album on SEM label, for a delicate swarm of digi-acoustic texture.
Like an evanescent orchestra, "Betweenness" is conducted in an interlacing mixture of saxophone solos, piano melodies, string waves, iridescent guitars, bucolic field recordings, and some hypnotic and oniric lullabies.
Already known for his highly acclaimed "Fernen" EP released on IOD (EKO 002) nominated at Qwartz Awards 2007, Manrico Montero (previously Karras) shows us a deep maturity in his compositions for an elegant, thin and sophisticated album. A maturity which joins a deep control without any feeling of pretentiousness while never forgetting the simplicity of his approach and its essentiel emotional impact. The whole project includes splendid collaborations of Hidekazu Wakabayashi, Vera Ostrova, Stefano Tedesco, Eduardo Melendez, Alexander Bruck, Maria Lipkau, Dennis Moser and Alexandre Navarro.
Discover Manrico Montero's music is maybe like meeting a kind of prophet of poetry that let us remember an Isaac Stern's quotation: "music is what is between notes". November 2008 - CD Digipack printed to 500 copies." [label info]