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Latest collaboration of the acclaimed minimalist portuguese musician David Maranha with the talented free-form drummer Gabriel Ferrandini in a 42 minutes of a virulent organ+drums out-jazz drone improvisation. “A fonte de Aretusa” is the convergence between the legendary organist David Maranha and the free-form young revelation drummer Gabriel Ferrandini. Based in Lisbon, Portugal this duo started in 2010, with regular rehearsals and concerts that lead to this first album that captures a bloody free live act where the music is pulsing and vibrating over a droning flow of sound. 42 minutes (here divided in two, due to vinyl restrictions) of a massive attack to the listener among free percussive frames and brutal organic drone merging together into a powerful and permanent movement of vivid music captured in one of their first live performances at ZDB venue
Portuguese composer David Maranha has always had an ear for knotty, unlikely textures, combinations of timbre of timbre that raise the eyebrow and pucker the mouth. Previous releases have seen him match unorthodox instrumental combinations with a love of steady state persistence. His brittle, bonescraping minimalism faintly nods to the likes of Phill Niblock or Arnold Dreyblatt but remains essentially Maranha’s own.
drummer Gabriel Ferrandini mixes extremes of space, density, momentum and gesture in his thoughtful dialogues with Maranha organ, always displaying impeccable taste and timing.