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Thursday, August 04, 2011

CD Review: Shizaru - The Naked Truth

Lorenzo Feliciati (bass guitars/keys), Pat Mastelotto (drums/percussion), Roy Powell (piano/Fender Rhodes/ Hammond/keys) & Cuong Vu (trumpet/electronics).
Italian bassist Lorenzo Feliciati has brought together like-minded friends to produce the CD Shizaru. Americans trumpeter Cuong Vu and Pat Mastelotto (drums) and British keyboards player Roy Powell empathise with Feliciati's musical vision.
A post Apocalypse soundscape emerges from a Bitches Brew of a cauldron. Feliciati's fretless bass centres the group sound, on occasion inhabiting Headhunters territory, around which Powell's Fender Rhodes stabs and pokes as Vu's trumpet work is heard, distorted and distant.
The trumpeter hails from New York's downtown scene and on this outing is clearly the free-jazz improvising voice of the quartet. Drummer Mastelotto lays down constantly shifting grooves and on the title track - Shizaru - he goes into nu-metal overdrive. This is very much the exception to the rule with much of the CD residing in a mid-tempo chill-out zone.
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The Naked Truth's Shizaru is available now on Rare Noise Records RNR019.

1 comment :

RareNoiseRecords said...

Thank you for the review!

(Giacomo Bruzzo/RareNoiseRecords)

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