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"Anita Dechellis turns her soprano voice into an instrument on this ethereal recording that features the muted acoustic guitar atonality of Ernesto Diaz-Infante, electric guitar drone from Chris Forsyth, stark piano tracings from Dan De...
 

Focus Quintet, The
1-8 In 1 [Used Item]

Focus Quintet, The: 1-8 In 1 <i>[Used Item]</i> (Sachimay)
Label: Sachimay    
Released in: USA    


"Anita Dechellis turns her soprano voice into an instrument on this ethereal recording that features the muted acoustic guitar atonality of Ernesto Diaz-Infante, electric guitar drone from Chris Forsyth, stark piano tracings from Dan Dechellis, and subdued percussion from Jeff Arnal. Within this metaphysical world of tonal sterility, these musicians sink deeply into an introspective haze where notes hang in a heavy atmosphere, and the movements often dissolve with abrupt twists and turns. Anita Dechellis sings at an ultra-slow pace, encouraging the others to interject short sound spurts covered in subdued pastel colors. The music reaches layers of extreme quietude, but like an awakening giant, it begins to scamper about, producing an irregular heartbeat of sudden bursts of sound before retreating to the depths of the subconscious. The material on this program was created as a collective endeavor, with all five musicians discovering new sound inspirations as the pieces unfold.Diaz-Infante employs his noted scratching and scrapping techniques to coax all manner of unusual sound from his guitar. He has been known to make music from the sound of crackling wood, and there is the sensation here that it is occurring at varying points. The near-abrasive tones become a backdrop for the mystical voicing of Anita Dechellis and the stealthy improvisations from the others. Dan Dechellis cautiously explores the piano keys, expanding the concept of pensive moodiness that often accompanied the playing of Paul Bley. Static electric guitar sounds creep into the mist, while the drums establish an asymmetrical pulse line. Most of all, the music conveys a sense of peace and tranquility, even with the occasional outbursts of rawness. This recording is for contemplative souls seeking a higher order through the pathways of absolute sound. The key to the mystery is internal."-Frank Rubolino, One Final Note



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Sealed new copy

Label: Sachimay
Catalog ID: sca9357
Squidco Product Code: 19889

Format: CDR
Condition: M
Released: 2002
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded by Ross Bonadonna.

This is a USED (previously owned) item
Personnel:

Anita Dechellis-voice

Dan Dechellis-piano. keyboard

Ernesto Diaz-Infante-acouostic guitar, voice

Chris Forsyth-electric guitar

Jeff Arnal-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Dedicated 7:16

2. Foreward 5:23

3. Acknowledgements 6:46

4. Contents 4:20

5. List of Plates 8:35

6. Introduction 10:04

7. Body 9:03

8. Index 4:29