This six-piece ensemble might be described as a night of restless sleep, ripe with trance like fantasy and transitional states, between the dream world and wakefulness. Disorientation, ambiguity and illusion are created through a delicate balance of post-romantic melody, South Indian rhythm and kaleidoscopic group sound with continuous and shifting improvisation meets composition
released November 26, 2021
Recorded in KoncertKirken, Copenhagen, August 2020.
All compositions by Matt Choboter
Francesco Bigoni – tenor sax, clarinet
Anders Banke – bass clarinet
Matt Choboter – prepared and de-tuned piano
Luca Sguera – sound design, keyboards
Matias Seibæk – balinese gongs, vibraphone, percussion
Jan Kadereit – extended drum set, jhangu
Recorded by Jakob Makongo Bertelsen and Nikolaj Tornsberg
Mixed by Simon Mariegaard
Mastered by John Fomsgaard
Produced by Matt Choboter, Simon Mariegaard, Jan Kadereit
Thanks to Anders, Francesco, Luca, Matias and Jan for their hefty time investment in realizing this music. Thanks to Lars Rex Christensen for facilitating equipment logistics. A special thanks to Jan Kadereit for specifying the drum grooves and dedicating time for counsel and advice from the early rehearsal stages until the end of post-production. A big thanks to Simon Mariegaard for his patience and creativity in realizing the mix and production.
Album art by my grandfather, Don Choboter. "Mother and Daughter"