I TRENI INERTI - Ura - CD - CS006CD
Autores: I Treni Inerti, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Matt Davis, Ruth Barberán
Editor: Creative Sources Recordings
Géneros: Jazz, Abstract, Experimental, Free Improvisation, Electroacoustic Improvisation
Ura is filled with strange, audacious, and utterly puzzling sounds arranged in a way that lets them resound side by side and lets you weigh and compare them to your ears' database. I Treni Inerti is an Italian palindrome (a word that reads the same from beginning to end and end to beginning) meaning "The Inert Trains." One can hardly think of a better name for this group. The image of a static machine fits the picture painted by the two trumpets of Matt Davis and Ruth Barberán and the accordion of Alfredo Costa Monteiro. The trumpet has been at the core of the reductionist movement, thanks to Franz Hautzinger and Axel Dörner (and horns in general played a key role in the development of this new language), so by now listeners are accustomed to the sound of clickety keys and breath in brass, but how to approach it from the accordion's perspective was (and remains!) a mystery. Except for a short passage in "Ara" where a single note is stuttered, no sound can be associated to the instrument. What is Monteiro doing? Is it him scratching the metal grid? Playing the keys with the bellows completely closed? Tapping and rubbing the body of the instrument with his fingers? Listening to Ura is not guaranteed to answer any questions. In fact, more pop up every time.