Four years after the excellent “Songs From My Backyard”, SSS-Q (Susana Santos Silva e Jorge Queijo) are back with a handful of stratospheric improvisations!
Recorded in Abu Dhabi, in the early days of 2017, with the esteemed collaboration of the investigator/musician/experimentalist Carlos Guedes, SSS-Q’s new effort raises the bar even higher than their previous works.
If in “Songs From My Backyard” the tracks hesitated between the language of contemporary Jazz and primitive African rhythms, the duo’s brand new album contains a series of complex and diverse musical dialogues, revisiting musical landmarks, testing all sorts of influences, but also – and more importantly! – providing new ways for improvised and experimental music to evolve!
Susana’s interpretations in tracks such as: “Orange Sea”, “Inception, or “Desert Rush” oscillate between sober jazz soloing and the harsh and corrosive aesthetics of Noise and Droning; Jorge Queijo’s percussion is a fine double blend of Jonathan Kane’s minimal experiments and old-school Kraut-Rock rhythms ; and the live electronics of Carlos Guedes in “Little Green Men” certainly evoke Herbie Hancock’s brilliant “Rain Dance”.
To cut a long story short, we are face to face with a powerful and unusual piece of music.
A Wasser Bassin‘s limited release, of course!
WB 010 – SSS-Q + Carlos Guedes – S/T – LP
Release Date: 01/10/2017