The duo of Joana Gama on piano and Luis Fernandes on electronics is expanded with Ricardo Jacinto on cello to create rich, mysterious works inspired by Erik Satie's score for the ballet "Relache", graced with the image of the double cross he used when he founded his 1-member church in 1892.
Catalog ID: SHH027CD
Squidco Product Code: 23388
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded by Luis Fernandes.
Ricardo Jacinto-cello, electronics
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1. Entree en forme de idylle 10:16
2. Edification en forme de Ogives 6:56
3. Piege en forme de Valse 4:33
4. Memoires en forme de Vexations 8:28
5. Developpement en forme de Harmonies 8:59
6. Sortie en forme de Panthee 7:47
sample the album:
"After QUEST, the piano and electronics duo by Joana Gama and Luis Fernandes, and SATIE.150, Gama's project signaling the 150th anniversary of the composer Erik Satie, HARMONIES is the combination of those two musical investments, but adding a third element: cellist Ricardo Jacinto, also well known as a sound and visual artist. This is the next and brilliant step to the album QUEST, which content wasn't already defined by Joana Gama's parallel incursions in contemporary classical music or Luis Fernandes' activities in the fields of rock and ambient electronica, with the band peixe:aviao and under the name The Astroboy or Landforms. It's much more than that: the exploration of a new musical ground alternative to previous paradigms, but now profiting from the contributions of Jacinto, a musician usually committed to experimental music and improvisation. Curiously enough, the simple melodies suggested by Satie give a more evident pop flavor to the pieces at the same time that the constructions get more experimental. The music keeps being puzzling and mysterious, but the beauty of it all is overwhelming."-Shhpuma