Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Radical Accretion by Álvaro Pérez & Álvaro Domene, Illuso Records, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
“Radical Accretion takes the listener on an epic aural journey through the bewildering plight of humankind in the year 2021 where satisfying sonic surprises lie in wait around every cacophonous corner.
Faced at first with Domene’s distant and disjointed drilling, Planetesimal Serendipity opens with a quiet buzzing reminiscent of a staticky radio station blaring incoherently in the shadowy corners of one’s consciousness. Pérez cuts through the noise with a sorrowful melodic invocation suggestive of humanity’s intergenerational anguish as we begin to awaken from our collective dream.
The serendipitous occasion that fashioned Earth from a whirling accretion disk culminating in the evolution of a being capable of transcending the very patterns it created for its survival by asking, “Is this all there is?”
The eternal question that tugs upon each unexplored human psyche floats out of awareness as A Feather in the Void begins its hypnotic descent into a siren song lullaby lulling the listener into a false sense of security.
released October 1, 2021
All music by Álvaro Domene and Álvaro Pérez.
Álvaro Pérez: alto saxophone, recording.
Álvaro Domene: seven string electric guitar, electronics, recording, mixing, mastering, cover art.
Recorded between January and June 2021.
Mixed and Mastered by Domene at Singularity Studio (Kingston, New York) May-July 2021.
Published by Dometone Music BMI 2021 and SGAE Spain.
High quality audio files, 24-bit/96kHz.
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