Turbina Anthem

Featuring: Sei Miguel | Pedro Gomes

Musicians on the recording

Sei Miguel – pocket trumpet
Pedro Gomes – guitars

Recording track list

1. THE PALE STAR I. manhã da noite 1:53
2. SPOON 4:06
3. TWO FACES:O DEUS-MARTEL 3:24
4. ASCENT 5:05
5. THE PALE STAR II. cânone 3:09
6. AFRICAN RAINCOAT 4:40
7. PRIMEIRA CANÇÃO 3:45
8. BLUE BLADE RAGA RAG 4:37
9. THE PALE STAR III. imaginary grass 3:42
10. BRIGHT STAR ANYWAY 5:34
11. THE PALE STAR IV. das cinzas 2:02
12. JURA 3:18
13. SEGUNDA CANÇÃO 2:38
14. THE PALE STAR V. firmamento 2:02
NoBusiness Records NBCD 29
Release year - 2011

Credits and release info

  • All compositions by Sei Miguel and Pedro Gomes
  • Recorded 1-3th August, 2008 in Lisboa
  • Executive producer - Danas Mikailionis
  • Co-producer - Valerij Anosov

Reviews and articles

 

Review by Sharon Mizrahi for New York Jazz Record

Turbina Anthem delves into the throes of assertive, sometimes chaotic experimentalism. A pungent trumpet opener pierced with mutated guitar plucks is standard fare across much of the track list, to most astringent effect on “Spoon” and “Jura”. Gomes aurally transforms his guitar into a metal sheet-washboard hybrid on the former, providing a percussive foundation for Miguel’s flaring trumpet. Beneath the grating overlap of the two strong-willed sounds, however, there does lay an appealing sense of discord and darkness - an ‘antiharmony’ of sorts. This quality reaches its height in “Jura”; Miguel plays with more apparent momentum, immediately searing the air when met with Gomes’ guitar gunshots. Turbina Anthem’s recurring piece - “The Pale Star”, recorded in five parts - offers some much-needed palate-cleansing. These tracks open with bare plucks of guitar or extended trumpet notes, proceeding serenely with few adornments. Gomes and Miguel still stretch the bounds of their instruments but on a more controlled scale, showcasing their versatility past caustic composition.

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