158

Claudio Scolari: Reflex

Franz A. Matzner By

Sign in to view read count
Claudio Scolari: Reflex Using only voice, percussion, and synthesizers, Italian composer/percussionist Claudia Scolari blends ambient, darkwave, and world music textures to create an album of dramatic musical landscapes.

Heavily minimalist and more organic than most ambient electronica, this music will tip those familiar with O Yuki Conjugate, Main, A Small Good Thing, and other similarly texture-oriented bands to the roots of Scolari's experimentation. Those unfamiliar with this heritage will be stepping into foreign realms far removed from mainstream—and even most avant-garde—jazz.

This doesn't mean jazz aficionados should shy away from this artist. Quite the contrary. Scolari's work is intricately composed, highly original, and distinctly personal—all qualities that mark steps forward in musical innovation.

On this collection, more a complete experience than a set of individual pieces, let alone "tunes," Scolari employs a diverse array of percussive tools from around the world to establish expanses of sound that depict physical environments, moods, abstract concepts, periods of time, and distinct physical attributes.

Alternately vast, particular, cinematic, contemplative, embracing, removed, warm, and icily ethereal, Scolari's Reflex fully embraces the compositional potential of percussive sound and demands precise listening.

Visit Claudio Scolari on the web.


Track Listing: 1. In the clouds 2. Everywhere 3. From dawn to dusk 4. Glacier 5. Lille 6. Deep Blue 7. Mildness 8. A mountain pass 9. Noise in the dark 10. To love Mirca 11. Reflex 12. The shades of night 13. Vera 14. Tristezza 15. Tetralogy 16. Landskap jazz

Personnel: Claudio Scolari: Drums, Percussion, Voice, Synth
Guests: Martina Gianotti: Voice, Sandro Animini: Pianoforte

Title: Reflex | Year Released: 2005 | Record Label: Principal Records


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Honey And Salt CD/LP/Track Review Honey And Salt
by Mark Corroto
Published: August 22, 2017
Read To the Bone CD/LP/Track Review To the Bone
by Geno Thackara
Published: August 22, 2017
Read Flesh & Bone CD/LP/Track Review Flesh & Bone
by Troy Collins
Published: August 22, 2017
Read Generations CD/LP/Track Review Generations
by Jerome Wilson
Published: August 22, 2017
Read 90 Going On Amazing CD/LP/Track Review 90 Going On Amazing
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: August 21, 2017
Read Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter CD/LP/Track Review Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: August 21, 2017
Read "The Beast" CD/LP/Track Review The Beast
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 20, 2016
Read "A Multitude of Angels" CD/LP/Track Review A Multitude of Angels
by Karl Ackermann
Published: November 30, 2016
Read "Swallowed by the New" CD/LP/Track Review Swallowed by the New
by Doug Collette
Published: November 5, 2016
Read "Hoping Against Hope" CD/LP/Track Review Hoping Against Hope
by Glenn Astarita
Published: May 19, 2017
Read "Song of the Free Will" CD/LP/Track Review Song of the Free Will
by Dave Wayne
Published: November 16, 2016
Read "Cross My Palm With Silver" CD/LP/Track Review Cross My Palm With Silver
by Karl Ackermann
Published: April 28, 2017

Sponsor: JANA PROJECT | LEARN MORE  

Support our sponsor

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.