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Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels

When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs]

Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels: When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs] (Recommended Records)

Guitarist Vitor Rua (GNR, Telectu) recorded the 15 pieces of this 2-CD set first as a series of overdubbed solo improvisations, using his virtuosic skills to create intriguing and compelling works, which he orchestrated and recorded with the quintet of Hernani Faustino on bass, Luis San Payo on drums, Manuel Guimaraes on organ, Nuno Reis on trumpet, and Paulo Galao on clarinets.
 

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UPC: 752725039727

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: RERVR1
Squidco Product Code: 26238

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
CD 1 recorded at Asoka Miau Studio, by Vitor Rua.

CD 2 recorded at Dim Sum Studio, by Antonio Duarte.


Personnel:

Vitor Rua-guitar, composer

Hernani Faustino-bass

Luis San Payo-drums

Manuel Guimaraes-organ

Nuno Reis-trumpet

Paulo Galao-clarinets

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Artist Biographies:

"Vitor Manuel Ferreira Rua, known artistically as Vitor Rua (Mesčo Frio, July 23, 1961) is a Portuguese musician, producer and composer.

A self-taught guitarist and composer, he has devoted much of his life to rock music, concrete, electronic, acoustic and improvised, having built a career since the 1970s, having been part of the King Fischers Band group and being one of the founders of GNR, Who would later resign publicly in a manifesto. He later founded the Telectu duo with Jorge Lima Barreto, a group that has collaborated with many leading names in improvised world music in the last thirty years."

-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitor_Rua)
12/8/2018

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"After establishing his name during the Eighties as an electric bass guitarist in alternative rock bands, like the now legendary K4 Quadrado Azul, Hernani Faustino turned to avant-jazz and free improvised music and chose the double bass as his self-taught instrument. Two decades later of multiple interactions with Portuguese and international musicians, he's now considered one of the most intense and solid bassists in the Portuguese scene. The association he maintains with drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (RED trio, Nobuyasu Furuya Trio & Quintet, Rodrigo Amado Wire Quartet) has been pointed as a dynamic and powerful rhythm section. His visceral playing is well showed by the contortions of his face during a performance: he goes to the limits of pleasure and pain.

Music is his life: besides being a musician, he was one of the members of the label Clean Feed, considered one of the five more important on the planet in what regards jazz, and the Trem Azul Jazz Store, located in Lisbon. He also composed for theatre, produced radio programs, and wrote about music in a couple of magazines. A good part of his activity in photography is also music oriented: Faustino is one of the most accomplished stage photographers around. This says all about his passion and commitment.

Hernani Faustino's numerous meetings and collaborations with other improvisors is astonishing: John Butcher, Lotte Anker, Nate Wooley, Carlos "Zíngaro", Agustí Fernández, Sei Miguel, Rafael Toral, Jason Stein, Nuno Rebelo, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Gabriel Ferrandini, Pedro Sousa, Rodrigo Amado, Albert Cirera, Manuel Mota, Luís Lopes, Jon Irabagon, Taylor Ho Bynum, Gerard Lebik, Piotr Damasiewicz, Harris Eisenstadt, Neil Davidson, Heddy Boubaker, Gerard Lebik, Elliott Levin, Katsura Yamauchi, Mats Gustafsson, Chris Corsano, Nikolaus Gerszewski, Rob Mazurek, Reinhold Friedl, Ernesto Rodrigues, José Oliveira, Helena Espvall, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Blaise Siwula, Virginia Genta, Elliott Levin, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, Floros Floridis, Matt Bauder, Dennis González, Vítor Rua, and many more, covering a wide range from free bop to extreme experimentation, going through electroacoustic improv, reductionism and noise."

-Hernani Faustino Website, Rui Eduardo Paes (http://www.hernanifaustino.com/bio/)
12/8/2018

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"Luís San Payo is a drummer from Lisbon, Portugal. He is the brother of bassist João San Payo.

Luís San Payo worked in the following projects: Croix-Sainte , Pop Dell'Arte , THC, Ref, Macao Radio , Entre Aspas , Xana , Casino, Los Tomatos , Rodrigo Leão Cinema Ensemble, Double Bind Quartet and Siblings Catita."

-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luís_San_Payo)
12/8/2018

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Portuguese pianist Manuel Guimarães is a member of Variable Geometry Orchestra, and Vitor Rua & The Metaphysical Angels. He has also released a solo album on the Creative Sources imprint.

-Squidco 12/8/2018

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"Nuno Reis is a Portuguese trumpet player, played in Cool Hipnoise (1994-2000), also recorded & did some shows with Ena Pá 2000, Xutos & Pontapés, Blind Zero, General D, Blasted Mecanism, Peste & Sida, Despe & Siga, Lupanar, João Pedro Pais, Irmãos Catita, among others. Currently playing in Mercado Negro, New Naked Soundz, Funk Off And Fly, and Moi Non Plus."

-Discogs 12/8/2018

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Paulo Galão is a Lisbon, Portugal based saxophonist known for the groups, Variable Geometry Orchestra, Vitor Rua & The Metaphysical Angels.

-Squidco 12/8/2018

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track listing:


CD1



1. Insanely Great 12 Bar Blues 4:05

2. Excellent Swing With Rococo Guitars 3:39

3. A Very Beautiful And Simple Melody 4:34

4. Ceci N'Est Pas Une Improvisation Non-Idiomatique 2:32

5. Probably Composed By God 4:46

6. Marvelous Composition With A Very Energetic Beat 3:05

7. Delirious Theme For Blissed-Out People 2:42

8. It's So Sad You'll Want To Kill Yourself 3:42

9. Intricately Woven Song Sans Voix 1:32

10. Gobsmackingly Incredible Composition 5:22

11. The Most Lyrical Ballad Ever Written 2:57

12. It's Not Confused! It's Just Extremely Different! 1:35

13. This Is An Extremely Well Done Piece Of Music 2:08

14. It's Not Miles; It's Me 2:32

15.Number 1 On The Interplanetary Charts 7:40 CD2



1. Insanely Great 12 Bar Blues 4:06

2. Excellent Swing With Rococo Guitars 3:35

3. A Very Beautiful And Simple Melody 4:23

4. Ceci N'Est Pas Une Improvisation Non-Idiomatique 2:32

5. Probably Composed By God 4:44

6. Marvelous Composition With A Very Energetic Beat 3:04

7. Delirious Theme For Blissed-Out People 2:36

8. It's So Sad You'll Want To Kill Yourself 3:45

9. Intricately Woven Song Sans Voix 1:33

10. Gobsmackingly Incredible Composition 5:24

11. The Most Lyrical Ballad Ever Written 3:00

12. It's Not Confused! It's Just Extremely Different! 1:37

13. This Is An Extremely Well Done Piece Of Music 2:06

14. It's Not Miles;It's Me 2:34

15. Number 1 On The Interplanetary Charts 7:39
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Vitor Rua is one of the key figures of Portuguese creative music, with a career that covers a multitude of idioms and styles - from rock, as the founder of the hit band GNR (AKA Grupo Novo Rock), through minimalism, folk, punk, thrash metal, electronic and country music to free improvisation (29 years with Telectu, his duo with pianist and musicologist Jorge Lima Barreto). In this world he has worked (amongst others) with Sunny Murray, Gerry Hemingway, Han Bennink, Paul Lytton, Barry Altschul, Gunter Sommer, Chris Cutler, Eddie Prevost, Louis Sclavis, Jac Berrocal, Carlos "Zingaro" and Elliott Sharp. In the other world, since 1987, he has focused more on classical contemporary composition, writing for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras. Interpreters include (amongst others) John Tilbury, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Daniel Kientzy, Peter Rundel, Christian Brancusi and the Remix Ensemble). He has also written five operas.

CD #1 is a series of overdubbed improvisations by Portugese guitar virtuoso Vitor Rua. These are orchestrated for quintet on CD #2."-ReR Megacorp

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