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Albatre: Nagual [VINYL] (Shhpuma)

Hailing from Rotterdam's rich underground scene, the trio of Hugo Costa on alto sax, Goncalo Aleida on bass, and Philipp Ernsting on drums, with all 3 doubling on electronics, in a dramatic and energetic album blending free jazz, improv, metal, and punk music.
 

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Hugo Costa-alto saxophone, loops

Goncalo Almeida-bass, effects

Philipp Ernsting-drums, electronics


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UPC: 5609063800166

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH16LP
Squidco Product Code: 21202

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Soundport, Rotterdam, Holland by Albatre.

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"The screwed up, angry, either riff-based or totally abstract punk-metal-free jazz-noise played by Albatre may be one of the very best offers coming from the Rotterdam underground scene, but this kind of musical urgency - with the same roughness of the Sixties "new thing", but going to rock heavyness - isn't only a dutch phenomena. After all, the band is formed by two Portuguese, Gonçalo Almeida and Hugo Costa, and one German, Philipp Ernsting. They're part of something bigger, happening at the same time in several European countries, and in the United States, Canada, Japan, everywhere with big, metropolitan, cosmopolitan cities. And yes, you can connect this kind of approach to music, and to jazz, with the present day agitations in the world reclaiming a vanished future. As Almeida told in the presentation concert of "Nagual" in Lisbon (in front of an astonished audience at the Goethe Institut Lissabon), "this isn't jazz for weddings"... No indeed, and it's fabulous!"-Shhpuma


Artist Biographies

Hugo Costa is a Portuguese saxophonist, a member of the groups Albatre, and Anticlan.

-Squidco 7/10/2024

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"Gonçalo Almeida born in 1978 Lisbon, Portugal. Lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he followed studies at Rotterdams Conservatorium, having studied with Heyn van Geyn, Stefan Lievestro, Marius Beets and Peter Leerdman, finishing his master degree in 2008.

Plays in a variety of projects that go from modern jazz, freejazz, jazzcore and free improvisation music, having shared the stage with improvisers such has Chris Speed, Carlos Zíngaro, Wilbert de Joode, Martin van Duynhoven, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Rodrigo Amado, Tobias Klein, Jasper Stadhouders among others.

Also has been working in collaboration with multi media such as video artists, modern dancers, poets, and theater makers.

In the main projects that he is involved as double bass player, he has a deep input as a composer."

-Goncalo Almeida Website (http://gonzobass.wixsite.com/gonzoalmeida/biography)
7/10/2024

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"Philipp Ernsting is a drummer from Lünen who has been active in Rotterdam for the better part of two decades. He is acclaimed for his versatile playing in genre-defying bands such as Albatre and Doktor Schnitt."

-WORM (https://worm.org/production/ein-abend-in-worm-les-cidres-philipp-ernsting-more/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1 Nagual

2 << oo >>

SIDE B



1 El Binho I

2 El Binho II

3 El Binho III

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