David Virelles - Antenna (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 21:47 minutes | 448 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
The music of Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist David Virelles conjures a hallucinatory world in which ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and ritual reverberate in the here and now. His 2016 offering for ECM Records is "Antenna", music attuned to a timeless rhythmic-cultural current even as it pulses with a vibrantly urban, modernist energy. A six-track, 22-minute EP released exclusively on vinyl and digitally, "Antenna" sees Virelles channel Afro-Cuban percussion into an electro-acoustic, almost psychedelic swirl, one that melds jazz improvisation and organic grooves with digital refraction, shadowy synthesizers, otherworldly field recordings and even Cuban street poetry.