Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes with NY bassist Adam Lane and Israeli drummer Igal Fonis, emotional, raw music, with lots of feedback and distortion and astonishing solos!
Lopes / Lane / Foni
What is When
Label: Clean Feed
Released in: Portugal
"In music, the art of time, you necessarily find the "what" in the "when". And the "what / when" factor, here, is a jumpy, unquiet, syncopated music coming from the same sources which originated both the Delta and the Chicago blues, the most primordial rock 'n' roll, hardcore punk and free jazz: guts and nerves.
So, it's with no real surprise that Portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes, American contrabassist Adam Lane and Israeli drummer Igal Foni play a strange hybrid of all those styles. Maybe the jazz element is the concrete assembling everything else in this CD, but it's also true that the purpose was to form a power trio, just like the ones celebrated in the history of rock: Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys and Experience, Cream, Blue Cheer, Rush and Motorhead are good examples. Or Sex Pistols, without the vocalist. And a power trio indeed we have, sometimes brutal, but not making things to easy (the rhythms are quite complex, nothing a teenage garage band can do), with no unnecessary ornamentations but evident efficacy.
This is emotional, raw, in-your-face music, with lots of feedback and distortion and astonishing solos. When the risk to get tired with all the run turns a menace, they give you some moments of piece, but even in those softer interludes they grab your heart and mind and take it off."-Clean Feed
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 146
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Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 recorded September 24, 2007 by Jim Clouse on Park West Studios, New York; Tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 recorded July 1, 2008 by Cisco Salgado e Miguel Guia on Som de Lisboa Studios, Lisbon, Portugal.
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1. Evolution Motive (For Charles Darwin & Sonny Sharrock) 4:03
2. Spontaneous Combustion 4:07
3. Cerejeiras 8:01
4. Eufoni 0:59
5. The Siege 4:35
6. Street Clown Girl 6:37
7. Melodic 8 8:33
8. ChiChi Rides The Tiger 5:25
9. Perched Upon An Electric Wire 5:06