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DISQUIET

 13.90

Ilia Belorukov | Gabriel Ferrandini

Ilia Belorukov  alto saxophone | Gabriel Ferrandini  drums and percussion


There’s souls in the world who, no matter the distance between them, seem destined to meet: alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov is from Saint Petersburg and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini has Lisbon as his home. Their respective backgrounds, their cultures and the music scenes they belong to couldn’t be more different, and yet, they’re soul brothers. Yes, they share the same disquietness announced by the title of this album, but that’s only the manifestation of something more deep in both of them: their common aloofness to the notion that an artist has to express himself or herself inside tight frames, those of a genre, an aesthetic current, a style. Belorukov is known for his wide range collaborations with musicians and bands going from creative jazz, free improvisation and classical contemporary music to hardcore punk, metal and noise, in every one of those situations always sounding like himself because his own musical universe has aspects we find in all of those tendencies. The use of extended techniques, preparations and electronic devices help him to take the saxophone to unsuspected ranges. The same way, Ferrandini’s approach to the drumkit can fit as much in a free jazz context as, for instance, an art rock one. In a recent interview he said that our contemporaneity is a mix of everything: in his opinion, every jazz drummer should hear Aphex Twin and Squarepusher to become more complete. Here they are together, opening our ears…

Recorded at Ilia’s studio in Saint-Petersburg on December 18-19, 2017 | Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ilia Belorukov
Produced by Boris Lulinsky and Bogdan Kravtsov, collectively known as Nobodies’ Music (https://facebook.com/nobodiesmusicmoscow) | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos

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