Luís Lopes: Noise Solo At ZDB Lisbon (2014)
An artist like Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes is capable of abiding in multiple realms. His Trio along with Adam Lane, the Humanization Quartet, saxophonist Rodrigo Amado, and rhythm section of Aaron and Stefan Gonzalez, plies composed and free jazz with the ripped shards of skronk and shout.
Distilled to the essence, his sound is captured here on these two-sides of a limited (100 copies) 180-gram vinyl edition Noise Solo At ZDB Lisbon. Feedback reigns, but it is honed and fine-tuned into, not song, but cognition. This is not your dharmashala of rest and meditation. His "Noise Solo I & II" is a reverie of cascading screech and holler, applied guitar physicality and bursts of electric ebullience.
Where other modern noise artists rely on computers and circuitry, Lopes applies his craft like Hendrix. He coaxes sound from a strangled guitar neck, plies feedback from furniture and his own body, making his performance as much about movement and gesticulation, as it is about sound.
Track Listing: Noise Solo I; Noise Solo II.
Personnel: Luís Lopes: electric guitar
Record Label: Self Produced
Style: Modern Jazz