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Nieuw album Richard Barbieri

donderdag 15 december 2016

Nieuw album Richard Barbieri

The Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboardist Richard Barbieri releases his most sonically expansive work to date, with a brand new album entitled Planets + Persona. It is the third Barbieri solo album, but the first to feature such a wide pallet of instrumentation. Vintage analogue synthesisers combine with acoustic performances and jazz elements. Twisted voices are always present, though not in a language we can recognise. Barbieri skilfully utilises the talents of a pan-European core of musicians to produce an album that marries synthesised sounds with organic instrumentation to conjure up vivid, colourful and allusive soundscapes. It's a skilful commingling of texture and tone, mood and musicality.
Recorded in London, Italy and Sweden, this is Barbieri's most ambitious solo work to date with a central theme of duality that runs through the album. The title alone - ‘Planets and Persona' alludes to this, and the dialectic theme is a constant throughout the contrasting and shape-shifting sounds of the album. Take, for example, Night of the Hunter - inspired by Charles Laughton's only directorial movie , the piece moves through subtle shifts of atmosphere and emphasis, through melodic, dream-like sequences through to harsher tones; it's a piece that builds to a profound cumulative effect. Elsewhere, Solar Storm shifts gears artfully, with Percy Jones' sometimes percussive bass work contrasting to the smoother synthesiser textures incisively. Barbieri's purely solo Interstellar Medium shows that his ability to develop and realise a theme under his own auspices that underscores his innate creativity. It's but one aspect of a thoroughly engrossing and immersive album.

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Ray Wilson - Poppodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer

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Big One - Patronaat, Haarlem

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zondag 4 december 2022 - 20:00

Patronaat, Haarlem

donderdag 8 december 2022

ERA - Vorst Nationaal, Brussel (B)

ERA

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Vorst Nationaal, Brussel (B)

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The Musical Box - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

The Musical Box

donderdag 8 december 2022 - 20:15

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vrijdag 9 december 2022

The Musical Box - Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven

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vrijdag 9 december 2022 - 20:00

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