Saturday, January 29, 2022

Damian Dalla Torre - Happy Floating [Squama Recordings 013 Promo]

Scheduled for release via the Munich-based imprint that is Squama Recordings on February 25th, 2k22 is "Happy Floating", the eight tracks and roughly 34 minutes spanning album debut crafted and conceived by saxophone player Damian Dalla Torre who - like many other musicians - took advantage of the pandemic-induced restrictions to reshape, focus on and finally finalize a bunch of rough sketches and semi-finished pieces of the past to the result of a fully flung longplay piece. Joining forces with a total of nineteen - yes... 19 !!! - collaborating artists and musical contributors Damian Dalla Torre manages to create a well coherent body of work which embraces floating and tender electronic textures as well as partially Jazz-infused Post- and PostPostRock, playful, organic and well curious Indietronica, a certain thing for ethereal Leftfield Pop vibes and echoes of echoes of Instrumental Folk alongside washed out Field Recording ambience, beatless Jazz(Rock) variations for film in "Bolzano" and panoramic Ambient Jazz for early summer mornings ("Where To Go") just to name a few. Defo a warm, welcoming and all embracing album that might be well received by fans of acts like Tied & Tickled Trio, Harald 'Sack' Ziegler & Frank 'Schültge' Blumm, Lali Puna or even Augsburg's Mycrotom although his music might be considered way more beat focused than this album is. Go check.

Promo artwork on Instagram!


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