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23 dicembre 2012

Andrea Belfi - Knots #2008

Italian drummer Andrea Belfi truly drives his new solo release into a poly-rhythmic drum circle from another dimension. The whole work not only sounds wonderful but, more importantly, Andrea Belfi has developed a strong spatial sense characterized by a crystal clear cymbal tone, deep, warm bass drum, drone-like electronica and a never ending groove.
Andrea Belfi (1979) has been playing drums since the age of 14. He studied art in Milan and has been working in the experimental music field since 2000. In his live set AB faces the audience with an essential drum set, surrounded by synthesizers, a loop station, some contact microphones, an harmonica and two small-size speakers. The acoustic elements and the electronic ones mingle, intertwine and sometimes switch places: the acoustic sounds are treated as they were electronic, and the actual electronic ones are played at the very moment. Rhythmic patterns go beyond the mere beat as AB shapes them in cycles, ever-circling but ever-changing, both reassuring and surprising. A careful preparatory work, which consists in a previous and much reflected upon selection of emotional scenarios, allows the live set to be spontaneous and to “live the moment”, definitively avoiding any over-conceptualization. AB main achievement is the building of “proper” songs through a radical improvisation rather than through the use of fixed and codified elements.

da die Schachtel


Andrea Belfi - Parte terza

Tracklist:

01. Parte prima
02. Parte seconda
03. Parte terza
04. Parte quarta

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