Linee di Fuga by Paolo Angeli, Erosha, 1997

Please don’t pay attention to the delay for this review, this record has been published in 1997 by the independent bolognese label Erosha, but there is no problem: records like this don’t grow old in the turn of a season. Around 45 minutes of sonorous experiments with a curious and fascinating sound similar to certain alien ideas by Fred Frith or to certain eccentric colors of the cello by Tom Cora (to which is dedicated a very exciting section of the cd) or certain strange and particular things by Eugene Chadbourne.
But here we are on other roads: Paul Angeli applies a very personal and upsetting vision to the traditional and folk musical form. It’s a synthesis matured by a detailed and introspective analysis of the traditional music for Sardinian guitar succeeding in extrapolating depths and meaningful particulars, crossing it with the best forms of the guitar avantgarde. The result is a kaleidoscope rich in colors, in degree to emerge and to stand up alone in full artistic autonomy. Linee di Fuga is a job that asks for mental opening, but that it repays the attention with unpublished sonorous shivers.
Winner of the Contest Posada Jazz Project.

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