The fourth release by the charismatic Polish jazz trio, Confusion Project with Michal Ciesielski
(piano), Piotr Gierszewski
(bass guitar), Adam Golicki
(drums) is another (after Primal
) illustrative album. Just like their previous album, the main inspiration for the music is nature—although this time it's the concern about its state. The band chooses this topic to express a musical manifest—a plea to seriously address the problems we're facing as a civilization.
The double meaning of the title of the album—Last
—gives us a hint of what to expect. We can be the last to experience the world as we know it, or put forth the effort to make it last longer. And so you can find pieces about anxiety, denialism, melancholy, but also hope and acceptance. Focusing on such strong emotions is a way of saying that we're in a breaking point.
Confusion Project decided to take a stand in this matter with their music, but also with action. They started an initiative called #1CD1tree in 2020, and since then sponsored the planting of 1,100 trees on several continents in places devastated by human actions. Also the album's digipack is produced from recycled, ecological paper only.
The album was recorded and mixed in Custom 34 recording studio (Gdansk, Poland), by sound engineer, Piotr Łukaszewski. It consists of seven original compositions:
- Please Remember My World
The music, although still within the jazz fusion idiom, includes some elements characteristic for such genres as progressive rock or drum & bass. This, sometimes more heavy sound perfectly fits the message of this album. Nonetheless it's still easy to recognize it's a Confusion Project album, full of melodies, rich harmonies and counterpoints and some illustrative elements.
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