TÀLVEG – Arbori
Artist : Tàlveg
Release Date : June 27, 2020
Label : Bandcamp
Format : Digital LP
All music by Marcel·lí Bayer, Ferran Fages and Oriol Roca
Recorded by Santi Careta and Adrià Serrano on December 19th and 20th, 2019 at Santa Eugènia de Relat, Spain.
Mixed by Juan R. Berbín.
Mastering and cover photography by Marcel·lí Bayer.
Album design by Josema Urós.
Produced by Tàlveg.
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Barcelona based TàLVEG is a collaborative trio installed in an incessant search for new textures, chasing the light behind dark atmospheres and desolate landscapes, combining a palette of super-saturated colors with lyrical passages. The music unfolds in the form of an oratory building a narrative flow from the combinatorial possibilities that they explore as a trio.
Arbori is Tàlveg’s first long play album, a 10 piece oratorio which comes after Ses-Sens, their first 4-track EP debut.
Marcel.lí Bayer: baritone saxophone
Ferran Fages: electric guitar
Oriol Roca: drums
“Tàlveg is one of the most interesting new trios on the European avant-garde scene. A must purchase for anybody interested in contemporary avant-garde.” Maciej Lewenstein (PL)
“Thinking that Arbori is their first full album as Tàlveg, the listener gets the feeling of urgency and importance.” Fotis Nikolakopoulos, The Free Jazz Collective, Freejazzblog.org (INT)
“These guys know exactly where they are and what they’re doing – they know the architecture and ambience they’re creating: the vast halls of silence illustrated by a single harmonic, the groaning bari-ous vistas, the flocks of cymbals across a distant sky, the brutal (dis)storms… They know exactly where they are. Their world. Their landscape. Created, filled, and offered with a yin/yang gesture of grace and ugliness.” Dave Foxall, ajazznoise.com (UK)
“The memories of the best years of Sonic Youth in New York rumble in our ears.” Andrzej Nowak, Spontaneousmusictribune (PL)
“The depths of the guttural are explored. And finally everything is heading for an eruption.” Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther, Jazzhalo.be (BE)
“The notes seem to come into existence only to live a life of torture and agony, flowing between realms as fluidly as luminiferous æther. The result is an entrancing and bewildering forty-minute experience you ought to live for yourselves!” Dæv Tremblay, Canthisevenbecalledmusic.com (USA)
“Tàlveg explores mysterious and unsettling, cinematic soundscapes, and often opt for sparse, implied gestures that leave enough space – literally – for breath and imagination.” Eyal Hareuveni, Salt-peanuts.eu (NO)
“They expand the musical palette without detracting from the trio’s signature sound. Because of the often restrained tension, the listening experience is an exciting one. Beautiful album.” Gert Derkx, Opduvel.com (NL)