Jun 27 2017
This is powerful music. The Daniel Tsang Sextet dedicates In Our Hands to the city of Aleppo and its victims. And within the brief span of three tracks, the EP resonates the pain and intensity of its inspiration. The compositions are structured in such a way as to replicate the tone of a young child’s day from a life of innocence to the sudden onset of life in wartime. The sextet delivers those compositions with equal parts restraint and fury, and the prevailing intensity at either end of that spectrum resonates with strength. That there is a delicate beauty threaded across these pieces is almost heartbreaking.
Really, a gorgeous and compelling album. According to the artist’s Bandcamp page, 100% of the album sales will be donated to UNICEF, the Syria Crisis Appeal. That makes two reasons to scoop this recording up.
Your album personnel: Daniel Tsang (violin), Gareth Voigt (tenor sax), Joel Trigg (piano), Hiroki Hoshino (bass), Nick Kyritsis (guitar) and Ronny Ferella (drums).
The album is Self-Produced.
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
Music from Melbourne, Australia.
Available at: Bandcamp