A couple of Autumns ago, on the back of a series of concerts and hosting a workshop togheter in Oporto, the duo of Toshimaru Nakamura and Manuel Mota recorded an informal session. From that natural affinity resulted Foz. It may be considered an historic document under the premise that it's Nakamura's first fully improvised, recording solely on electric, guitar in a decade.
Throughout two long pieces the duo on call carves a well balanced harmony between more reflexive and purely physical moments. From what could otherwise turn out to be an aesthetic clash, the musicians adaptability skill reverses the situation transforming it into an entangling affair and a series of communicative events between two unique and equally dominant idioms.
Altough sound is frequent, it's an introspective stripped down recording, with focus pointing towards melodical and textural aspects for the most part . Sheer poetics and discipline intertwined in a way that shall surprise even those already familiarized.
The artwork made by fellow musician and plastic artist Margarida Garcia consists of a series of original drawings and a font turned into stamps, then pressed onto 200 post-consumer digipaks each with different degrees of degredation created by the artist's transfer process.
Cd comes in a limited edition of 200 copies.
Recorded on the 15th of September 2011 at Maus Hábitos, Porto.