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Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori) – “Live at Big Apple in Kobe” (Libra, 2018)

“Live at Big Apple in Kobe” is the newest release of “Libra Records”. Album was recorded by “Mahobin” – it’s pianist Satoko Fuji, saxophonist Lotte Anker, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and electronics virtuoso Ikue Mori. The quartet music is bright, evocative and exclusive. It’s filled with remarkable, interesting and extraordinary Musical decisions, fresh and brave musical experiments, special effects, inventive instrumentation and eclectic combinations of instruments and styles. All four musicians are famous and creative improvisers. Their music is based on their own and specific playing manner, unique sound and expressive playing style. Musicians are always open for new and different things – they use dozens of innovative, strange, provocative and bright expressions, extended playing techniques or shocking musical experiments. Free improvisation, basics of avant-garde, experimental and modern jazz, electronics and contemporary experimental music – all these music styles contain the main part of “Mahobin” quartet improvisations.

“Live at Big Apple in Kobe” is full of inventive musical decisions, interesting and strange sound experiments and special effects. usicians are improvising creatively and expressively – that’s the most important reason, why this album has evocative, impressive and effective sound. Musicians are experimenting in sound extraction, instrumentation, Musical Language, harmony, rhythmic and other sections of musical pattern. They are twisting and blending together monotonic and slow rhythmic, sparkling and wild fast solos, passionate, remarkable and bright melodies, abstract, silent and soft pieces, turbulent, powerful and tremendous free improvisations or collective musical experiments. There’s huge variety of contrasting elements, forms, chords and other elements of musical language, who are effectively and creatively connected together. That makes an effort to rich, many-layed, contrasting, difficult and independent musical pattern. Dynamic rhythmic, all kinds of different rhythms, consonances and dissonances, huge range of expressions and whole wide arsenal of extended playing techniques – these elements certainly are the most important things of musical pattern. Each musician is improvising differently and originally – he uses individual playing techniques, specific and rich musical language and wide range of extraordinary and inventive musical decisions. Polyphony, polyrhythmy, huge amount of different chords, noises and sounds are used here together silminateously or at the same time. That creates effective, remarkable and innovative sound. Saxophone, piano and trumpet improvisations are bright, energetic and dynamic. Marvelous synthesis between individual and conceptual melodies makes polyphonic and diffoicult melodic pattern and solid melodic section. Blowing, sparkling and wild fast solos, thrilling and eoaring blow outs, rapid and especially bright passages, passionate and expressive melodies, fascinating musical experiments – these elements are frequently heard in trumpet and saxophone improvisations. The form and musical pattern are made by principe of contrast – different, individual and independent concepts are gently fused together in one place. Sad and bright, sorrow and joy, passionate and slow, furiously rapid or large and monotonic – all kinds of different emotions, sounds, timbres, expressions and other elements of musical language are expressed here. Both improvisers are playing with passion and expression – their music has dynamic, effective, vibrant, thrilling and emotional sound. The piano improvisations bring new colors and timbres to the compositions. Free, spontaneous and creative musical experiments, abstract musical pattern, bright and passionate musical language, variable form and colorful harmony make an effort to bright, impressive and sparkling sound. This is the place, where get together silent absruptions and roaring solos, vibrant and energetic solos, impressive and relaxing solos, remarkable and expressive melodies or huge variety of colorfl, strange and extraordinary timbres. Pianist sensibly, impressively and inventively get all these music language elements together. The acoustics gently fit together with electronics,. Sonic system sounds, light intonations of drone, glitch, sound modifications, timbres alterations, field recordings, computer and electronic devices sounds, dozens of different and modern electronics playing techniques and special effects bring original, inventive and modern sound to this album. The music of this album is based on free, dynamic and bright collective improvisations, thrilling and fresh musical experiments, provocative and creative musical decisions – all these elements bring passionate, interesting ,expressive and bright sound.



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