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by Maurice Hogue
It would be easy to riff on the title of bassist André Carvalho's new recording, The Garden of Earthly Delights, and come up with a very apt theme for this episode, something like Three Hours of Amazing Musical Colours, or The Crayola Effect. From Carvalho's release, based on Hieronymous Bosch's painting to the vibrant pastels of pianist Gianni Lenoci to the powerful reds of The Attic or the many shades of creative music released by NoBusiness Records, this episode just ...read more
by Friedrich Kunzmann
When eyeing the triptych oil painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Renaissance painter Hieronymous Bosch, the observer often drifts off and zooms in on a very specific segment of the painting. Defined by opposing themes and motifs, the eye wanders from left to right, from Adam and Eve in peaceful nature, over birds and buildings and gatherings of people, until all hell breaks loose on the right panel which, coincidentally, carries the unofficial title Musical Hell." Much like the ...read more
by Dan Bilawsky
This third album from Portuguese bassist André Carvalho is a study in contrasts. Inspired by the work of artist Hieronymus Boschhis style in general and, of course, the titular paintingCarvalho set about composing a long-form work reflecting the range and balance of character(s) endemic to the mysterious Dutch painter's creations. This stunning suite is the result. Reflecting Bosch's art, Carvalho deals with and delves into the topic of humanity. That, naturally, results in a balance of highs ...read more