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Nicolas Politzer: Sera Niebla

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Nicolas Politzer: Sera Niebla
A digital release only from Ears&Eyes Records, Argentinan drummer/composer Nicolas Politzer's blurry, obstinate, and steady handed debut, Sera Niebla (translated to there will be fog), catches the ear first with its nebula of inherent mystery then holds your attention fast with the music's dusky twists and turns.

Under Santiago Leibson's leadership, the trio has released three, self produced albums since 2010, Amon (2014), Pendular (2015), and Vivo en el FNA (2010). So it is fair to say that Politzer sits in the chair of an organically mushrooming trio that adamantly understands and exercises the temper and tectonics of willful, free expression. The drummer's skeletal compositions encourage and engage the many penetrating narratives gifted by pianist and electronics maestro Leibson. Add the centering throb of Maximiliano Kirszner's double bass and Sera Niebla bristles with a metro rush of creativity.

The music at once reflects the joyous dances and festivities of their native land ("Gailicho") and the urban landscape in which they now thrive, namely Brooklyn. "Sitio," with all its distinct moments, sets Sera Niebla's curious but confident course. "Momo" with its many concurrent interstices, dips and crests much like breathing. "Raida" rushes on powered by its own internal logic and scalar design. The quietly stirring eight plus minutes of "Figueras" spurs the late night spirits with its attendant whispery cymbals and Leibson's continued conversations with the unknown. Though not unique to the free jazz genre, Sera Niebla still makes for a captivating listenening experience.

Track Listing

Sitio; Trama; Momo; Figueras; Guailicho; Sera Niebla; Raida; VicunaPorto.

Personnel

Nicolas Politzer: drums; Santiago Leibson: piano; Maximiliano Kirszner: bass, acoustic.

Additional Instrumentation

Santiago Leibson - electronics, all tracks

Album information

Title: Sera Niebla | Year Released: 2022 | Record Label: Ears And Eyes Records


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