"Showcasing a notable composure over the course of ten pristine
explorations of sound and texture, André Matos dives deep in the
reservoir of exceptional timbres offered by his vintage Harmony Stella
acoustic guitar. At once hypnotic and deeply felt, these spontaneous
reflections catch the ear with immeasurable latitudes, a sense of
rustic idyll and transfixing droning underpins. Rest assured that you
will be struck by the power of raw emotions in this music." JazzTrail
released June 25, 2021
André Matos: acoustic guitar
Recorded in NYC, May 2021.
Artwork and design by Teresa Sarmento Matos.
Robalo Music, 2021
The eponymous title is introduced by an expressive dialogue of strings between the violinist and the double bass player. What comes next has a spectral beauty, the five bandmates improvising spontaneously a moving sound mass which rises in power very slowly like a tide. This is a perfect piece to illustrate the inexorable movement of the Solaris protoplasmic ocean. In the end, though, the triumph of this music is to charge off in the direction of something entirely new. Dragonjazz