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A dark project mixing improv and composition, with Yugen's Francesco Zago, Maurizio Fasoli & Olivini (Yugen), plus Cristian Weber and Peter Scmhid from Evan parker band's.


Kurai (AltrOck Productions)
Label: AltrOck Productions    
Released in: Italy    

"Kurai is a Japanese word that corresponds to the adjective "dark", without "gothic" or other emotional references. In a certain sense, Kurai is the Yûgen's "shadow", both because draws on some hints from it (directly from Labirinto d'acqua), and above all because dissolves its metronomic rigour, in order to give room to such a huge breath that sometimes sounds inhuman. Exactly alike is the attention to colours, nuances, deepness, in this case favouring the acoustic instruments. Improvisation, widely used in several tracks, is never an end in itself, but gives the rough material for the real "composition": an attempt to crystallize a "not written" emotion, otherwise unrecoverable."-AltRock

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Product Information:

Label: AltrOck Productions
Catalog ID: Alt-008
Squidco Product Code: 11840

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Italy
Packaging: Jewel tray, not sealed.
Recorded at Basilea on September 27, 2008 by Benno Hofer (Ton-Art Studio). "Peter Was There Too" recorded live in Zurigo, WIM on May 20, 2008.


Enrica Di Bastiano-harp

Maurizio Fasoli-piano

Giuseppe Olivini-percussion, clavicembalo, shruti box

Peter Schmid-bass clarinet, contrabass clarient, tubax

Markus Stauss-bass sax, tenor sax, soprano sax

Christian Weber-bass

Francesco Zago-chitarra elettrica, mellotron

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Track Listing:

1. Herbert Quain 3:36

2. Cavedio 8:05

3. Premessa Inessenziale 1:15

4. Einigermassen Ruhig 5:22

5. Miniature On Rovine 1:09

6. L'eco Delle Fiamme 7:34

7. L'oscurita Naturale Delle Cose 1:12

8. Fluester-Kadenz 6:58

9. Strassenleuchte 0:53

10. Treffunkt 6:27

11. Fuoco Pallido 5:01

12. Peter Was There Too 5:41

13. Lento "1 0:36

14. Einigermassen Ruhiger 5:29

15. La Folgore Nera 2:06

16. Still Water 2:25

17. White 7:47

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