Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sirkis/Bialas IQ "Our New Earth"

Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: MoonJune Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  October 2, 2019 (digital), October 15, 2019 (CD)
1. If Pegasus Had One Wing (He Would Fly In Spirals) (6:10)
2. Land Of Oblivion (8:17)
3. Letter To A. (8:56)
4. Reminiscence (6:03)
5. Chiaroscuro (7:54)
6. Rooting (8:49)
7. Our New Earth (11:17)
8. Video 8. Message From The Blue Bird (5:45)
9. Spooky Action At The Distance (8:03)
10. Nocturnity (5:13)
11. Picture From A Polish Wood (7:36)

Total Time 84:03

Asaf Sirkis: drums, crotales (3, 6, 7,10), konnakol (7, 11), Manjira (7), frame drums (7)
Sylwia Bialas: voice, waterphone (7, 9), overtone singing (6), konnakol (7)
Frank Harrison: piano (1, 2, 4, 5, 6 ,8, 10), keyboards (1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 11)
Kevin Glasgow: six string electric bass

With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, ‘Our New Earth’ celebrates music from both Sirkis and Bialas, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, Progressive rock, South Indian and Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric lines and everything in between; expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electroacoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.
Although Sirkis/Bialas IQ’s music can sometimes be generically referred to as ‘vocal jazz’, Sylwia’s approach to singing is different; making the role of the voice more like an instrument rather then a lead.

Web page (Asaf Sirkis)
Web page (Sylwia Bialas)
Proggnosis (Asaf Sirkis)

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