Four Picks: 4 Outlandish Acts

This episode has four opuses from the outer worlds. We don’t know how they come to life, having their own histories and circumstances. But the fact is that each of four will bring you to its own galaxy.

1. Matti Salo Quartet โ€“ Nepal (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Matti Salo’s quartet is dealing with non-standard vision of music familiar to a wide audience. The collective originates from jazz, but willingly uses various variations. From time to time they find themselves in ambient, world music, or rock, and sometimes even in light avant-garde. This time we are offered to go to Nepal. Not to conventional one, perhaps Finnish Nepal.

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2. Lucrecia Dalt โ€“ ยกAy! (2022)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Last year Colombian diva Lucrecia Dalt delighted the world with her new work with a short but loud title. Her compositions are strange and elusive, having the voices of different instruments, both electronic and acoustic. Modular synthesizers are talking with double bass, wind instruments and percussion. Latin American rhythms, prepared and subtly framed by vocal parts, deliver us into the past and the future at the same time.

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3. Tom Skinner โ€“ Voices of Bishara (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Here is the debut work of drummer Tom Skinner as the author of all the material. Tom has been performing with a wide variety of jazz and avant-garde musicians. His most famous and long-lived project is Sons of Kemet, which officially ended last year. It’s time to invite a dream team and release something extraordinary under his own name. Well, the idea was successful. Note that the saxophones here are in the hands of Nubia Garcia and Shabaka Hutchings. Well, Tom’s drum set, of course, has the last word.

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4. Slumberland & Sainkho Namtchylak โ€“ Lightkeeper (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Sainkho Namchylak is a living legend born in Tuva. Each of her performances is a special act addressed to a selected audience and at the same time to the world. In the vernissage of Sainkho there are countless collaborations with musicians from different guilds: keepers of traditions, multi-instrumentalists, reckless experimenters. Her instrument is a unique voice that knows no limits and compromises. This time Sainho joined forces with the Belgian magician Jochem Beylus, known for his wild projects under the name Slumberland. This is a journey through the wrong side of the world into the unknown. Perhaps to the emergence of the world. Possibly towards sunset. One thing is for sure: there are goosebumps along the way.

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