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RUA, VITOR & THE METAPHYSICAL ANGELS - When Better isn't quite Good enough

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: ReR Megacorp ReR VR1
Release Year: 2018
Note: VITOR RUA is a Portugesian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, member of the avantgarde free jazz duo TELECTU, etc.. - he created a full solo album based on his guitar improvisations, on the second CD the same pieces are orchestrated with drums, bass, piano, guitar, clarinet and trumpet by the METAPHYSICAL ANGELS..
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"The spirit of enquiry and experiment is still alive and kicking - in Portugal anyway. On this double CD, Vitor looks twice at the same material. On CD one we get his unique take on guitar improvisation, which is electric, songlike and mixes genres in an unusual way. Then he takes all the pieces on that CD and orchestrates them with drums, bass, piano, guitar, clarinet and trumpet, to make a duplicate CD on which the same pieces appear as quite different pieces. You can choose one or the other, or compare the takes - or try to unpick the process by listening. And the band lists some of the leading figures of the Portuguese avant-jazz, and indie rock scenes.

Vtors career has veered from rock (he was the founder of the hit band GNR) through minimalism, folk, punk, thrash metal, electronic and country to free improvisation (29 years with Telectu). Since 1987, he has focused more on classical contemporary composition - for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras and written five operas. Here gets back to his rock roots, bringing all that other buzzing knowledge with him."