30 dicembre 2015

Dalle profondità blues di Roots Magic ad altre radici, non meno ricche di magia: Errico Defabritiis e Alberto Popolla in tenuta Improgressive dissotterrano rizomi canterburyani - e crimsoniani - per controllarne la freschezza e portarvi a loro volta nuova linfa. Primo, è il debutto per Slam. Grande Slam!

Improgressive consists of Alberto Popolla (clarinets) and Errico Defabritiis (saxophones) a longstanding Italian reeds duo whose work is deliberately inspired by the work of a bunch of British Rock musicians and composers known as the core of the 70's Canterbury music scene. Their first disc is the result of a massive arrangement work of some of the most peculiar compositions by progressive heroes such as Hugh Hopper, Daevid Allen, Kevin Ayers, Phil Milller and Robert Wyatt plus a couple of "extra" numbers chosen from the early King Crimson repertoire. Popolla's imaginative arrangements tend to explore new relationships between melodies, harmonies and rhythms derived from songs and musics originally conceived for rock bands like Soft Machine, Hatfield and the North, Caravan and Matching Mole. An incredibly varied, complex body of music, intelligently adapted to a new, essential sound format where Errico Defabritiis appears as the perfect counterpoint within a passionate and tight instrumental dialogue. Improgressive bears a newly rediscovered poetic world capable of leaving an unmistakable mark on those fortunate to hear it.