Jan 11 2019
Easily one of the most intriguing albums of 2018 is the electro-acoustic Carta Blanca from Marc Cuevas. It’s not a union of electronic and organic elements and it’s not a battle of the wills… instead it comes off more like peaceful cohabitation, as in that way a thick fog falls away as the ship cuts through it. Sometimes the electronics obscure a trumpet’s cry of melody until it suddenly breaks into view, and sometimes the motion of a modern piano work keeps the electronics in a perpetual state of dissipation… except for those moments that the quartet chooses for it to rise up within a brief moment of silence. I am endlessly fascinated with this recording.
Released on Underpool Music.
I wrote about the album for The Bandcamp Daily.
Music from Barcelona, Spain.