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Album Review

Colin Edwin & Lorenzo Feliciati: Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach To The Dancefloor

Read "Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach To The Dancefloor" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


On their first album, Twinscapes (Rare Noise, 2014), British bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Italian bassist Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth) explored ambient soundscapes, improvisation and progressive jazz/rock with help from guest musicians like Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær (a pioneer of electronic jazz) and British saxophonist David Jackson (of Van der Graaf Generator). The second volume comes from the same place, but with a bit more emphasis on dance rhythms (as “dancefloor" in the subtitle implies). Italian ...

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Album Review

Colin Edwin & Lorenzo Feliciati: Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach To The Dancefloor

Read "Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach To The Dancefloor" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The cover art of Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach To The Dancefloor features what looks like a cyborg, illuminated by hot electricity on the upper portion of its visage, a face otherwise surrounded by lifeless black. The image is fitting. The album's music--from bassists Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati--celebrates the dancefloor music of the '80s. A sound that, by its detractors, was often tagged sterile and mechanistic. And perhaps it was, but then that was said ...

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Extended Analysis

Colin Edwin - Lorenzo Feliciati: Twinscapes

Read "Colin Edwin - Lorenzo Feliciati: Twinscapes" reviewed by John Ephland


From the bottom up, Twinscapes is a long time coming, and not just for bass players. Sonically, this 11-track suite plays on your ears and mind in ways that can defy gravity, combining soft audial touches to go along with earthy funk, the residue left a kind of smoke that lingers but filters, inevitably it seems, upwards. Twinscapes really is a kind of novel treatment of the electric bass, not that this sort of thing hasn't been done ...

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Album Review

Colin Edwin - Lorenzo Feliciati: Twinscapes

Read "Twinscapes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Bassists Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth, Beserk!) and several prominent guest artists venture towards the constellations via these bass-driven jaunts, shaded with streaming electronics, firm backbeats, and wraithlike soundscapes. Shortly after the first listen, I detected a kinship to bassist/producer Bill Laswell's early, bass- heavy ambient electronica outings and soon noticed that he engineered the mix for Twinscapes. The first several tracks contain loping bass grooves amid tastefully applied and largely, discreet otherworldly electronics ...


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