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AntiClan: Volcano Hour (Creative Sources)

With two members from Rotterdam's Albatre band--alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and drummer Philipp Ernsting--plus Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn Josue Amador, this free jazz trio uses a diverse set of approaches that is more reflective and experimental than the jazz/punk of Albatre, yet still balances introspection and experimenation with assertive playing.

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UPC: 5609063405422

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs542
Squidco Product Code: 26203

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio SanteBoutique, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2018.


Hugo Costa-alto saxophone

Josue Amador-electric guitar

Philipp Ernsting-drums

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Artist Biographies:

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

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"Josué Amador


Composer, improvising performer and researcher based in The Netherlands.

His works explore the boundaries between improvised and written music as well as alternative approaches to contemporary music composition.

Both as a composer and as a guitarist, Amador´s music has been performed extensively along Europe and America by ensembles such as Doelen Ensemble, Asko Shoenberg Ensemble, Netherlands Blazers Ensemble and Ophelia Trio amongst others.

He has delivered lectures and conducted workshops in conservatories and universities on improvisational techniques and its implementation in music composition.

​Amador holds a PhD in Composition from the Academy of Music in Krakow, PL., a Master Degree (MMus) in Composition from the Conservatory of Rotterdam,NL., a Licentiate Diploma in Composition (LTCL) with honors from the Trinity College of Music of London as well as Musical Theory, Criticism and Literature Degree (AMusTCL)..

Josué Amador currently lives in Roterdam, NL. where he works as a freelance composer and performer."

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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."


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track listing:

1. Volcano Hour 1 8:14

2. Volcano Hour 2 6:54

3. Volcano Hour 3 11:50

4. Mahakala 12:12

5. Fortune Cookie 4:10

6. Let It Come 6:16
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"We know the Portuguese alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and the German drummer Philipp Ernsting from the Albatre de Gonçalo Almeida, a jazzcore trio that, like this one, is based in Rotterdam. With Volcano Hour we find them in a very different context, and not only because the third element is the guitarist Josué Amador, another migrant musician, in his case coming from Mexico, who chose the Netherlands as a resident country: the coordinates of this "Anticlan" are those of freely improvised music (in Albatre, the composition - by Almeida's pen - is a determining factor).

It is true that jazz and rock continue to be key elements, with Costa and Amateur, especially them (Ernsting applies them both only in passing, preferring the development of a textural work in which it proves highly effective), to make a generous use of these idiomatic referents, but the sayings are continually deconstructed until they provide us with contemplative, abstract and moody landscaping, even in the mildest moments forging a somewhat disturbing atmosphere. The name of the group does justice to the music it proposes, because what comes in this album is the calm that precedes the exploding of a volcano. The type of approach allows the games of dynamics and the subtleties that are not possible with the intensity and the sound density of the Albatre, revealing to us still something more that is important to register: namely, the saxophonistic capacities of Hugo Costa, that stay here completely clarified and are more than many."-Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.PT

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