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In today's crazy times, in the age of crises and raging pandemics, it is good to feel that the world of freely improvised music is one!
For the May meeting at the Namouche recording studio in Lisbon, two years ago, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm came from distant Chicago, and drummer Stale Liavik Solberg from just as distant Norway. The guitarist Luis Lopes, for whom Lisbon is the mother and best lover, was closest to the Portuguese temple of sound.
They played one of a kind music. Music that originates in the stream of guitar feedback, strong current on the cello neck and drumming cymbals that scream into the heavens. It places its end in the almost meditative tearing down of sounds, the devastation of non-existent harmonies and narrative order, which have something of the rebellious moods of avant-garde rock under the sign of Velvet Underground and the dramatic distraction of freely improvised post-jazz, whose roots could be found during all the crazy recent decades of last fifty years.
The American, Norwegian and Portuguese played with each other in different personal configurations. After all, in such a trio they definitely make their debut. It's a beautiful start!
Trybuna Muzyki Spontanicznej
released October 10, 2020
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Luis Lopes - guitar
Ståle Liavik Solberg – drums & percussion
All music by Fred Lonberg-Holm, Luis Lopes, Ståle Liavik Solberg
Recorded at Namouche Studios, Lisbon, May 17th 2018
Mixed and mastered by Gordon Comstock, June 2020
Cover design by Witold Oleszak
Executive producers: Tomasz Konwent & Andrzej Nowak
all rights reserved
released December 23, 2020
music by Fred Lonberg-holm, Luis Lopes, Stale Solberg