Ed Bennett / Decibel – “Togetherness” (Diatribe Records, 2018)

“Togetherness”was released this month by “Ireland record label “Diatribe Records”. Album was recorded by Eb Bennet and “Decibel” – it’s Ed Bennett (compositions, electronics), Barbara Lueneburg (violin in 2,3), Mira Benjamin (violin in 1, 4, 5), Neil McGovern (saxophones), Michelle Holloway (recorders), Jack McNeil (clarinets in 1 – 4), Heather Roche (clarinets in 5), Martyn Sanderson (trombone), Paul Norman (electric guitar), Sebastiano Dessanay (double bass, bass guitar), Eliza McCarthy (piano), Damien Harron (percussion) and Daniele Rosina (conductor). The music of this huge ensemble has attractive, expressive, emotional and passionate sound. Musicians are experimenting in all fields of musical language – they are trying new playing techniques, search for unusual timbres, original playing manners, inventive musical language decisions and other things. They are trying to create original and energetic sound by fusing various music styles in one place. Gorgeous, energetic and vivid compositions are formed by the synthesis of avant-garde jazz, avant-rock and other rock styles, bebop and hard-bop intonations and rhythms. The music by this ensemble is full of sudden and unpredictable surprises, stylistic waves and has interesting and vibrant sound.

The compositions of this album are based on avant-garde jazz and rock synthesis. Free and vivid improvisations are connected together with powerful and harsh electric guitar solos and monotonic rhythmic in bass section. The compositions have variable, colorful and rich musical language. Reeds improvisations effect whole sound of the album – it form and keep the basics of avant-garde jazz. Expressive and vivid clarinet, deep and harsh trombone and vivacious saxophones – these three instruments have their own and individual musical language. Reeds melodies are based on attractive and wild fast solos, expressive and passionate melodies, spontaneous and free blow outs, vibrant and powerful reefs and unusual timbres. Piano melodies are somewhere between avant-garde jazz and contemporary academical music. Along with violins and double bass, piano bring the unclear and soft intonations of contemporary academical music to these compositions. Repetitive rhythmic, electronics sounds and unusual timbres, computer devices, recorders timbres and sounds, soft and subtle violins, monotonic piano melodies have many elements which are common to the electronic and experimental music. Shrieky solos of electric guitar have all the main elements of rock styles – it has powerful and vibrant sound, fascinating and deep riffs and form a bright contrast with other instruments sections. Percussion section also is very variable and dynamic. Is full of many different playing styles, main rhythmic formulas of various music styles and interesting percussion timbres. Repetivie and minimalistic rhythmic, vibrant and powerful rock rhythms, vivacious, expressive and free avant-garde jazz improvisations, gorgeous percussion solos – all these elements are combined together. This music is interesting because of masterful synthesis between absolutely different music styles and astonishing playing by each musician. Dramatic, active, dynamic and effective sounds of violins, deep and vibrant double bass, subtle bass guitar, shrieky and powerful solos of electric guitar, vivacious piano melodies and passionate reeds and brasses, special effects and electronic music sounds – all these instruments have its own and independent melodies and sound. The synthesis between avant-garde jazz, contemporary academical music, experimental and electronic music, the intonations of various modern jazz styles make special and interesting sound of this album.

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