Friday, July 3, 2020
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Artist: Pinkdraft (@)
Title: 2010
Format: CD
Label: Creative Sources (@)
Rated: *****
The sonorities, that this quartet made up of Ricardo Jacinto (cello), Nuno Torres (alto saxophone), Nuno Morao (percussion and objects) and Travassos (analog electronics) explores on this record, could maybe inspire odd images: after the breaking of the sonic eggshell on the opening track "Luminous Vacuum", the following "Wrong Obstable" could let you envisage a fatal exsanguination which got caused by a stuck zipper caught on chin or pubis, while the amazing "The Missing Train" seems to render the last ditches by an artificer, who tries to deactivate a time bomb which got bottled inside a receptacle whose cork was stuck. Likewise I'm pretty sure some listeners could imagine some ham-fisted attempt of drawing a musical box out of a suction pipe while listening to "Blended Strangers" or a surreal journey inside a twin bell alarm clock on "Heavy As A Floating Mountain", but the most interesting aspect of Pinkdraft is the theatrical way by which they wisely interposed reductionist audiomatics in betweeen improv and post-free jazz ramparts, where Travassos piercing electronic frequencies played a very important role as it seems to highlight (sometimes by slithering on the threshold of silence) the dramatic purging of this record.


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