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Viktor Skokic Sextett: Basement Music

Read "Basement Music" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Basement Music, the title of bassist Viktor Skokic's premiere as a band leader, refers not to the social isolation of the 2020 global pandemic, but to the sites of his compositional efforts. Written in his basement, and recorded prior to the lockdown, the music is actually the converse of social distancing—'converse' as in conversation. His 'Sextett' navigates some precarious and complicated directions, such as the album's opener “Tre." Constructed as a puzzle with odd-shaped pieces, the music favors sharp turns, ...


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