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Signal to Noise: Tag

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Assenza quasi totale di note di copertina - per scoprire musicisti e relativi strumenti bisogna porre attenzione alla lucida superficie del CD - una foto iperrealista che unisce la prima e la quarta di copertina, all'interno una sorta di geroglifico che partendo dal termine tag si apre a raggiera secondo una logica apparentemente derivativa e associativa.

Si presenta così Tag, album di debutto dei Signal to Noise, quartetto poliglotta di improvvisatori capitanato dal sassofonista e clarinettista statunitense Joe Rosenberg, autore di tutte le composizioni. Quattro musicisti abituati ad operare nella galassia delle musiche di ricerca, che non accettano compromessi e condizionamenti di sorta, che si muovono con disinvoltura su qualsiasi terreno.

La musica di Tag spiazza continuamente perché è libera da canovacci, da tracce più o meno marcate, da legami consequenziali, da schemi preordinati. Si muove, piuttosto, nella zona franca abitata dal silenzio, dalle dissonanze, dalle invenzioni timbriche che si sviluppano quasi per osmosi, da riverberi e da ombre cinesi sonore, da lame acustiche che tagliano l'aria come una tela di Fontana.

Tag è disco complesso, a tratti eccessivamente imploso su se stesso, avvolto da un palpabile alone di intellettualismo, con sequenze di un certo interesse, ma nel quale i musicisti non riescono a convogliare la propria urgenza espressiva in un adeguato canale comunicativo.


Track Listing: 01. That 11 Thing; 02. Three Farmers; 03. Tag; 04. Day One; 05. Dynamics; 06. Tag Too; 07. 7 From 11. Tutte le composizioni sono di Joe Rosenberg.

Personnel: Joe Rosenberg (sax soprano, clarinetto basso); Masako Hamamura (piano); Peter Scherr (basso); Edward Perraud (batteria).

Title: Tag | Year Released: 2009 | Record Label: Strick Muzik

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