Best of 2018 #27: Marc Cuevas – “Carta Blanca”


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.

Available at:  Bandcamp | Amazon