The Explosion

September 23, 2015
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VIDEO : The Explosion – Stratus

Following the long tradition of those trying to lift spirits by the means of pure and bright sounds, there is The Explosion – a trio whose name reflects so accurately the radiant modus operandi as well as the effusion that must have surrounded the smooth recording process of their first album. Founded in the wake of the project of live reworks of the great minimalist manitou Terry Riley, executed by Gilbert Cohen aka “Gilb’R“, half of Château Flight and crew leader of Versatile Records (machines, production), Fabrizio Rat (piano, synthesizer) and Giani Caserotto (guitar) of Cabaret Contemporain, The Explosion has shaped its identity opting for nightly sessions, improvised around synthesizer patterns and sequences, with the idea of developing – at length – landscapes in which to get lost and to get reinvented again. Right from the first track, a tribute to Duke Ellington, the listener knows that he has set foot into a place where there is room to unwind and re-energize. Other references shine through as well: the Frippertronics of bends and echoes of Robert Fripp come to mind, if possible in duet with Brian Eno, thanks to the ingenious guitar play of Caserotto. The inviting labyrinths of Terry Riley, whose special musical idiom initiated the interaction between the fellows of The Explosion. Or the post-rock of the Canadian supergroup Godspeed You! Black Emperor, that remains unmatched in the art of perpetual ascension. And finally, there are the beautiful dreamlike themes of maestros Morricone or De Roubaix, and, more recently, the ambient school and the arty side of techno, for example Wolfgang Voigt for his Gas or Studio 1 projects. For The Explosion, the use of specific musical forms is of less importance than developing atmospheres, materials, intensities, as if making travel proposals to the listener over and over. After all, what counts is not the treasure at the end of the quest, but the quest itself. Whether they handle the piano, echoing pedals or synth modules, the three members of The Explosion share one aim: to capture the finest vibrations, the most beautiful tones produced by their instruments, to create a captivating journey and to carry the listener as far away as he wants to go – in the depths of his own psyche.

VERCD031 : The Explosion – The Explosion

1 – The Duke
2 – Stratus
3 – Three Worlds
4 – Disco Blind
5 – Let’s Love
6 – Raga 4

Out on vinyl October 23rd 2015, digital November 20th, out CD November 26th

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DJS & MEDIA

this is brilliant! really enjoying it. cosmic afternoon :) James Holden

THE EXPLOSION… Ivan Smagghe

This is really really great! <3 – Axel Boman

beautifull album ! Catz’n Dogz

Brilliant brilliant record Gilbert, thank you. Jonnie – Optimo

Love it. The Duke is so visual – Dj Mosca

Fantastic record!! – Hugo Capablanca

the explosion is beautiful! three worlds is on the radio show Rinse FM

 

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