|Photo: Gord Loser|
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One hears plenty of promise in the debut recording of Florian Arbenz & Convergence. Each of the musicians involved have developed strong voices and the more they play the leader's music, the more those voices will push the material forward. As debuts go, this one rocks!
For more information, go to www.florianarbenz.com. To hear more of the album plus purchase the recording, go to https://florianarbenz.bandcamp.com.
In the meantime, here's a taste:
An album as boisterous as "Happy Synapse" deserves to be heard, to be listened to loud, and, in a less panic-stricken, to be heard in person. The only overt political statement about the album is how this American art form, Creative Black Music, stealthily has made inroads into Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, and just about everywhere. Sasha Mashin and his international sextet play this music with enthusiasm, with joy, and abandon –– enjoy the ride!
For more information, go to sashamashin.com. To hear more of the album and to purchase the two distinct releases, go to https://rainydaysrecords.bandcamp.com/album/happy-synapse-part-1.
In the meantime, give a listen: