Friday, March 08, 2024

Goncalo Almeida & Rutger Zuydervelt - Eventual [Gusstaff Records]

Another fresh release put out on the circuit by the ever active Gusstaff Records label is "Eventual", the first full on collaborational album recorded by Portuguese composer Goncalo Almeida and Schiedam-based artist, musician and graphic designer Rutger Zuydervelt. Released on February 23rd, 2k24 the 32 minutes spanning one track album is comprised of material originally recorded for a score commissioned by film maker Lex Reitsma which in the end remained unused and was finally re-arranged, re-processed and re-imagined by Zuydervelt to reach its final long format form. The result of this compositional approach can be described as a droning, yet ever meandering and somewhat enchanted body of work based on Almeida's double bass improvisations, fused together with an organic, almost krautsy sensitivity to create a dark, yet comforting sonic womb hovering beyond space and time in a realm that contains nothing but sweet nothingness and slowly drifting eternity for fans and followers of (Dark)Ambient and perfectly sculpted Deep Listening Music paired with hints of deeply touching and well majestic alpine romanticisms which become more and more apparent the further the second half of the composition progresses. Excellent stuff. Highly recommended.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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