MARANHA, DAVID - CAI-BEM (LP)


"There is a story behind this new album, although you would not guess what it is, unless told. Keen to explore new ways of playing, as he has done during his whole career since he began playing with his band Osso Exotico in the 1980's, Maranha suggested that they should all play other instruments that their regular ones. He himself switched his organ for the drums, Manuel Mota is on bass, Margarida Garcia on the organ and Miguel Abras on a fostex 4 track tape recorder and voice. From the Berlin's Geniale Diletante to the Portsmouth Symphonia of Gavin Bryars, the idea of regaining a fresh relationship with your art by going back to the beginning, to your own starting point as a player, has produced astonishing results. Here, instead of delivering a kind of cute clumsiness or some back-to-basics minimalism, the process seems to have provided them with an expanded concentration, a deepened immersion into the act of playing. Crafting their music as acoustic drone compositions, Maranha and his ensemble play primarily with time. Their compositions are not about inventing new structures every time, but about the paradoxical challenge of building a stasis retaining the forcefulness of a forward motion. In this case the unusual and eerie sounds they coaxed from their newfound instruments adds new layers to the psychedelic power of this great record." (label info) ltd. to 250 copies
in stock | BE| 2017| TANUKI RECORDS | 13.90


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