2019 has been a tremendous year for Luís Fernandes, apart from his daily work as an Artistic Director of gnration and SEMIBREVE Festival. He released his first solo album under his own name, “Demora”, on Lawrence English’s Room40 and had a song on the commemorative compilation of The Wire, “The Wire Tapper 50”. He also collaborated with Black Bombaim in the brilliant record “W/ Jonathan Saldanha, Luís Fernandes & Pedro Augusto” and has worked on a new piece with his longtime collaborator, the pianist Joana Gama, called “Texture & Lines” with the Portuguese ensemble Drumming GP. 2019 ends with another release, “Seis Peças Sintetizadas”, the first CD release of Holuzam.
The flow between genres in “Seis Peças Sintetizadas” creates a delightful harmony between languages that sometimes are dissonant. Luís finds peace with that and he adapts the sharp edges of some of those languages to fit his purpose for this record. There’s no compromise in this, it’s just a matter of lucidity and organization. The ideas here were slowly processed and matured to fit Luís view of innovating his music and thoughts towards his understanding of electronic music, between the academic and the rawer models. “Seis Peças Sintetizadas” it’s an ever-evolving cosmos of sounds. Pleasure and discovery in 40 minutes.