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David Torn

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Sonar with DAVID TORN – Vortex

Stephan Thelen – Guitar
Bernhard Wagner – Guitar
Christian Kuntner – Electric Bass
Manuel Pasquinelli – Drums
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David Torn – Electric Guitar, Live-Looping & Manipulation

The band, comprised of guitarists Stephan Thelen and Bernhard Wagner, bassist Christian Kuntner and drummer Manuel Pasquinelli have long been celebrated for combining the visceral power and dynamics of art rock with a minimalist aesthetic. Their previous album, 2015’s Black Light, attracted significant media and musician attention. Legendary avant-guitarist Henry Kaiser took a particular interest in the group and was determined to pair them up with Torn for their next album. “Henry wrote me and said ‘There’s this Swiss band Sonar that uses tritone tunings in a really interesting way. They’re pretty minimalist. I think you should produce it,'” said Torn. “I dug into Black Light and enjoyed the music right away. The band has a boldness within its sparseness. I started having ideas quickly. I felt some of the rock elements could be more rocking and that things could be rougher sounding. I wanted to add another layer to it. And off we went.”

Joshua Trinidad – In November

Joshua Trinidad – Trumpet
Jacob Young – Guitars
Ståle Liavik Solberg – Drums, Percussion

Denver-based trumpeter-composer Joshua Trinidad makes a strikingly original statement on his RareNoiseRecords debut, In November. Recorded in Giske, Norway, this highly evocative trio outing features the adventurous Norwegian guitarist-composer and ECM recording artist Jacob Young and drummer Stale Liavik Solberg, a central figure on Oslo’s improvising music scene. Brimming with deep and winding lyricism, Trinidad’s elegiac seventh album as a leader is a compelling mix of bold long tones on trumpet, atmospheric guitaristry, fluid melodic invention and daring group improv, all delivered with rare authority by the three intrepid improvisers. From the minor key rubato opener “Beside” to the melancholy soundscape “Bell (Hymn)” to a darkly entrancing “The Attic” and the stirring title track, Trinidad and his empathetic crew of deep listeners show respect toward space and silence on these spellbinding noirish numbers.

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