Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Baiguera / Papetti / Maniscalco - Preludes [Aut Records 067]

Released via the buzzing, ever expanding Berlin-based imprint Aut Records on July 16th, 2k20 is "Preludes", the new collaborational album effort created by the artistic tripler of Francesco Baiguera, Giacomo Papetti and Emanuele Maniscalco who aim to diverge from the labels highly advanced Jazz leaning framework within eight cuts and roughly 42 minutes playtime to embark on what the accompanying press sheet describes as a PostRock-infused journey. And well, despite the instrumental line up with electric guitar, double bass and drums clearly points towards PostRock as a genre "Preludes" is by no means a radical breakaway from a beaten path a.k.a. the labels previous catalogue, yet rather a fusion of tender, ontrovert and invert looking PostRock structures with warm and expertly crafted Late Night Jazz skills, informed by so-called NuJazz - think Bugge Wesseltoft's "New Conceptions Of Jazz" minus the electronic backing here - as well as the warm and peaceful vibes of Balearic terrace sunsets  - with the latter especially prevalent in the deep and aptly named minimalism of "He Seems So Quiet" which is a well suitable soundtrack for intimate hours spent in comforting silence for sure and so is the closing piece "Moods". Check.


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