Review of White by Andrea Rubini and Davide Bussoleni, Lo Stato dell’Arte, 2018
White. The non-color par excellence. More invasive than black. A white sea in which to float. An idea of sound. An idea of improvisation. The idea of a white cover in which some black features float, a black heart pulsating a black color against a white background. Andrea Rubini and Davide Bussoleni realize this album of “transversal jazz”, of quiet improvisations made of small musical traits, of a kind musical appearance, of sounds that enter and leave the white silence.
“White” is an almost autumnal record. The perfect record for a foggy day, where the ambient sounds are muffled by an impalpable and inconsistent white sea, which confuses the contours and cancels the distances.
Only percussion and guitar in this album that I could continue to define a dialogue between the two instruments, with an almost whispered dialogue, discreet, suspended between silence and content. I think that interplay is the key to reading this record, a scrupulous and honest game between two musicians who play a “call and response” tight and interlocutory, exchanging opinions and ideas continuously.
“White” is a great job. Unusual in the Italian scene and therefore even more interesting.